Last Minutes with Oden

I saw this a while back.  It’s ridiculous how personal this short film is and it’s honest to every pet owner.  The use of the camera and the simplicity of the bike and the owner are eerily moving.  Props to this film because I wonder whether or not if this was me, if I could ever watch this film.

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Last Minutes with Oden

I saw this a while back.  It’s ridiculous how personal this short film is and it’s honest to every pet owner.  The use of the camera and the simplicity of the bike and the owner are eerily moving.  Props to this film because I wonder whether or not if this was me, if I could ever watch this film.

Another Homemade Bike Rack Solution

Bicycle storage can be expensive but there are ways of cost effectively storing you bicycle out of harms way. If you’re have a restricted budget there is a very cheap way to hang your bicycle on the wall –all you need is a couple of old shelving brackets and some foam pipe insulation and you’re away. It is as safe and secure as any shop purchased system and you’ll be helping the environment too if you can find these parts that were bound for the tip.This guide assumes that you’ll be fitting your homemade bicycle storage solution to a brick wall, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 x Shelf Brackets
  • A length of pipe insulation
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Spirit Level
  • A number of screws to match the shelf brackets
  • Wall plugs
  • Electric Drill
  • Masonry drill bit to match wall plug size
  • Tape measure
  • Pipe/Cable Checker
  • Screw Driver

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Another Homemade Bike Rack Solution

Bicycle storage can be expensive but there are ways of cost effectively storing you bicycle out of harms way. If you’re have a restricted budget there is a very cheap way to hang your bicycle on the wall –all you need is a couple of old shelving brackets and some foam pipe insulation and you’re away. It is as safe and secure as any shop purchased system and you’ll be helping the environment too if you can find these parts that were bound for the tip.

This guide assumes that you’ll be fitting your homemade bicycle storage solution to a brick wall, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 x Shelf Brackets
  • A length of pipe insulation
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Spirit Level
  • A number of screws to match the shelf brackets
  • Wall plugs
  • Electric Drill
  • Masonry drill bit to match wall plug size
  • Tape measure
  • Pipe/Cable Checker
  • Screw Driver

Hit the jump for the procedure:

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Stolmen Bike Rack

Here’s a great find for a home-made bike rack made of IKEA parts.  cheaper than store bought racks and also, not too shabby on the quality end.  Thought it was a fun share.——-Stolmen Bike Rack

i really like michael’s idea for bicycle storage with the stolmen posts. i just wonder how easy it is to get the bikes up and down the pole. that’s a workout in itself!he says, “there are a lot bicycle storage/rack-systems on the market, but none of them met my expectations in function/style and price. i wanted to get 2 bikes on a wall in my apartment.so i build one on my own. here’s how it looks:

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all you need to get from ikea is one stolmen post, two brackets and four hooks. you’ll also need some screws and some aluminium 20x20mm square pipe, maybe some foam rubber.1. cut two pieces of the square pipe; choose the length depending on the design of your bike frame.2. drill 3 holes into the pieces of square pipes.3. screw a hook on each end of the pipe; screw the pipe to the bracket.4. now you can mount the stolmen post and adjust the two brackets on it.5. finally glue some of the rubber foam to the hooks to not scratch the bike frame.

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that’s it! all in all this should just take you like ½ hour. the price of approximately 40euro is unbeatable.”

Stolmen Bike Rack

Here’s a great find for a home-made bike rack made of IKEA parts.  cheaper than store bought racks and also, not too shabby on the quality end.  Thought it was a fun share.

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Stolmen Bike Rack

i really like michael’s idea for bicycle storage with the stolmen posts. i just wonder how easy it is to get the bikes up and down the pole. that’s a workout in itself!

he says, “there are a lot bicycle storage/rack-systems on the market, but none of them met my expectations in function/style and price. i wanted to get 2 bikes on a wall in my apartment.

so i build one on my own. here’s how it looks:

bicycle rack

all you need to get from ikea is one stolmen post, two brackets and four hooks. you’ll also need some screws and some aluminium 20x20mm square pipe, maybe some foam rubber.

1. cut two pieces of the square pipe; choose the length depending on the design of your bike frame.
2. drill 3 holes into the pieces of square pipes.
3. screw a hook on each end of the pipe; screw the pipe to the bracket.
4. now you can mount the stolmen post and adjust the two brackets on it.
5. finally glue some of the rubber foam to the hooks to not scratch the bike frame.

bicycle rack

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that’s it! all in all this should just take you like ½ hour. the price of approximately 40euro is unbeatable.”

Proposition 1

Something worth voting for to improve the bike community.source: http://www.getaustinmoving.com/

Help Get Austin Moving!

Proposition 1 will provide $90 million in bonds for new road, sidewalk, trail and bikeway projects to:

  • Reduce Traffic Congestion by improving roads and intersections & providing more choices.
  • Protect the Environment by reducing congestion & providing alternatives to protect air quality.
  • Improve Public Safety by makings our streets, sidewalks & trails safe for all users.
  • Provide More Options by improving roads and building new sidewalks, bikeways and trails.

Proposition 1 is within the City’s existing bonding capacity, so it will NOT require a tax increase.