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Questions relating to alterations, not simple upgrades but creating one-off unique parts or altering parts in a unique way.

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How can I dress up a bike as a unicorn?

Or a horse, of course. The bike has to be rideable, and needs to return to normal afterwards. Most years my city has what they call a "carnivelo", a family ride in which bikes, riders, trailers, ...
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Any companies out there that given a carbon frame could replicate it?

I snapped my frame and I really liked the bike setup I had. Is there a company out there that will make a carbon framed based on one provided.
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How many sprockets can I fit on a crank?

So, I have a pair of ambidextrous shifters on my bike. In other words, both shifters are ten-speed so that you can change the "handedness" of your handlebar if you want. This got me thinking, they ...
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Converting a tandem bike into a cargo bike or travel bike

I live in South america where we don't have any supply of modern two-wheeled cargobikes in the market, and I think converting a tandem bike by dismounting the stoker seat would be a good idea to have ...
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Very nonstandard question: Is there any way to widen a tire by combining it with some other tire (cut and re-glue)?

Brace yourself - this is not normal. I have an old 22" rim (37-501, 22x1-3/8) and all I can get is skinny tires for it. But I'm an idiot and I really want a wider tire on that rim. I want it so bad I ...
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Judging a bicycle show

At the end of the month, I'm helping out at a Car Show that has a new Bicycle division. They want me to judge because I work in the bike industry. I've never done this, and any recommendations would ...
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Is this road/city frankenbike concept a feasible idea?

I do a half-hour each way city commute every day and the Yepp EasyFit mount I just installed on the rear rack of my already over-optioned Vanmoof 5.1 is the straw that broke the camel's back. In ...
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How to bend handlebar to customize it?

Here in my country is kind of difficult to get certain types of handlebars, but it is easy to get flat and riser mountain type handlebars and standard types of road drop bars. So I'm investigating ...