Best thing about GCN show is the amazing Hacks and bodges that people come up with. Such creativity.. If there's a problem or not!
Hall of Fame
re ? Khelys Cycle
re ? Khelys Cycle
Top cap / bolt spoke key thing
Cool thread, I can contribute two readers hacks, not particularly creative but judge for yourselves:
cent coins as bar plugs on a readers wives anti-porn SS from the early days. And little magnets from zigzag (ed. gizeh not zigzag) rolling papers in the seatpost binder bolt as a theft protection.
Come on guys, our own forum hacker bodger @jdmitch hasn't been posted yet?!
... not sure if hack or system overload. Or do you mean hack as in hacksaw? ;)
Fuck, gives me the willies just looking at it. Is @jdmitch actually riding it?
Still waiting for those two shirts to be made.
Those are both bloody brilliant. Straight to the top of the LFGSS hack / bodge hall of fame
Lol, that's top Macgyvering, but can't help but think just using one of these would have been much easier, although where's the fun in that...
Is he still alive?
The next challenge would be to somehow hack that bulldog clip into a makeshift derailleur...
Top thread idea!
@jdmitch might try to attach a rear mech to a carbon track bike with a soldering iron and a bulldog clip.
From rat thread
I'm not too good (yet, there's hope) at building wheels and never had a dishing tool. Last wheel I built (which was only my second one really), I tried to be very serious and focused, the lack of dishing tool (especially when resting the wheel on 3 cans of beans to try assess if rim was centered) was a bit of a pain in the ass. I'm building a tandem wheel soon and really wanted one. Having seen few DIY options online I decided not to buy but make one.
I've made it adjustable so all my bikes should be covered, from Brompton to 700c. My neighbor gave me the wing nut types bolts, so, apart from the 6.4mm router bit I didn't spend anything, all being bits of wood from the shed. I just need a longer threaded rod for the part resting on the hub. I hope it's going to work fine, quite happy how it turned up compared to what I had in mind...
This looks sweet
WTF is that? looks like some blacksmith action.
@Gaston early work I think ;)
Old as fuck but new to me:
probably a stupid idea but also kind of funny/creative
Until the chain snaps...
Blue tack bodge up
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