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Do It Yourself Bike Projects (DIY)

Illustrated by Jana Kinsman

How to Maintain Your Chain (it's Not Such a Pain)

Basic chain care is worth the effort, surprisingly simple and neither time- nor money-consuming. And a little work goes a long way towards improving your chain’s lifespan and performance. more »

Jul 16, 2012 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

Meghan Kelly

Turn Your Bike Into a Rolling Garden

Overtaken by the sudden urge to garden while on her bike, Meghan Kelly shows how to turn your bicycle into a rolling garden. more »

May 18, 2012 5:17 AM Features

Inner tube chair

Kathleen Wilker

Inner Tubes: Fabulous Off the Bike Uses

Inner tubes make great clotheslines for bike rags, seats for chairs...and all kinds of other off-the-bike creations. more »

Apr 14, 2012 8:43 PM Families on Bikes 3 Comments

Step one: Borrow a pedal wrench.

Kathleen Wilker

DIY Run Bike

How to make your own run bike. more »

Feb 25, 2012 5:54 PM Families on Bikes

Illustration by Brooke Appler

How to Pump Up Your Tires

Follow these inflation tips for a smoother and more efficient roll. more »

Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM , Features

Bike helmet covers keep kids cozy.

Kathleen Wilker

Super Cute Bike Helmet Covers Keep Winter Biking Kids Warm

Balaclavas under the helmet and helmet covers on top of the helmet help keep kids cozy in the winter. more »

Jan 15, 2012 7:39 AM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

A bike train built for four.

Kathleen Wilker

This Bike Train Fits the Whole Family

There's room for everyone on this four person bike train. more »

Dec 14, 2011 10:56 AM Families on Bikes

In case you like to wear heels some days and clipless bike shoes other days.

Kathleen Wilker

Awesome Pedals

In case you like to wear heels some days...and clipless bike shoes other days. more »

Nov 27, 2011 1:28 AM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

DIY Long Tail Cargo Bike is perfect for carrying a three year old.

Kathleen Wilker

DIY Cargo Bike

After borrowing my Kona Ute, my neighbour decided to convert her city bike to a long tail cargo bike for the ride to school. Her son rides his own bike and her three year old daughter rides this DIY cargo. more »

Nov 10, 2011 10:27 AM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

Something wonderful we came across this morning.

Kathleen Wilker

Happy Halloween, Biking Families!

Did you know you could carve pumpkin-riding pumpkin dudes? more »

Oct 31, 2011 12:59 PM Families on Bikes

An extra length of roof rack becomes a perfect tandem tray.

Kathleen Wilker

Transporting XL Bikes, Part 2

This is how we transported our bikes on a big family road trip so we could ride whenever we arrived at our destination. more »

Aug 21, 2011 9:49 PM Families on Bikes

Packing up

Kathleen Wilker

Transporting Cargo Bikes

How do you modify roof racks and back racks to transport cargo bikes? more »

Aug 16, 2011 11:41 AM Families on Bikes 3 Comments

Photo by Dan Goldwater

How to True a Bent Wheel

“Ksh ksh ksh” goes your wheel as your ride. This is the sound of a bent rim. Here's how to fix it. more »

Jul 14, 2011 5:56 PM Features 2 Comments

Photo by David Niddrie

Vancouver’s First Mini Maker Faire

There was a winding lineup to get into Vancouver’s first ever Mini Maker Faire last Saturday morning. more »

Jul 5, 2011 10:55 AM Momentum Blog

Junior Bike Mechanic at Work

Kathleen Wilker

Patch Kits Make Great Birthday Presents for Young Mechanics

A few tire irons and a little patch kit can launch a young mechanic on a journey of self-reliance. Kids love their very own tools. more »

Jul 1, 2011 12:37 PM Families on Bikes

Dan Goldwater

DIY: How to Fix a Bike Chain

The best approach to fixing a broken bike chain. more »

Jun 28, 2011 12:20 PM Features

Switch Studio

How to Fly with Your Bike

Flying with your bicycle can be a real gutwrencher. more »

May 24, 2011 12:00 AM Features 10 Comments

It's my cargo bike and two friends.

Kathleen Wilker

Three Bikes on the Trail

Our daughter is an awesome artist. Sometimes she draws pictures of bikes. Sometimes she draws her friends. Or kittens. It all depends. more »

May 23, 2011 11:43 AM Families on Bikes

Anna Sierra visits her now wooly and more fabulous than ever bike in the window of Wabi Sabi.

Kathleen Wilker

Bike Decorating Part II

After a night of yarn bombing, crochet flower making, and general bike chatter, Anna Sierra's bike is display window ready. more »

May 7, 2011 9:44 AM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

Let's get wrapping!

Kathleen Wilker

Bike + Fibre = Parade Ready Bike Art

We're getting ready for a neighbourhood bike parade on May 28th. Our local fibre arts shop, Wabi Sabi, is hosting two free bike decorating workshops this week to celebrate. Cozy frames, yarn streamers...and so much more for the DIY bike decorators. more »

May 4, 2011 6:13 PM Families on Bikes 3 Comments