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Making your own totobobo filters?

I live in a city with lots of traffic and air pollution, and I cycle to work in heavy traffic. I started wearing a Totobobo face mask while cycling to reduce the amount of gross stuff I'm forced to breathe during my commute. Thing is, those damn little filters look the same as a cotton pad, but they are 10-20x more expensive. Has anyone tried making/DIYing their own Totobobo filters? [more inside]
posted by edarrow on Apr 7, 2015 - 3 answers

Ideas and advice for a DIY electric bike on the cheap.

For a long time I've thought that it would be a fun project to put together an electric bicycle. However I've been stymied by the cost and questionable quality of the existing kits, and the complications and compromises of the various DIY methods that are out there online. I have some ideas for how to go about making a cheap and simple electric bike, but I'll be the first to admit that I'm nobody's idea of an engineer so I thought I'd run some things by y'all and see what insights you have. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 29, 2013 - 12 answers

My, what a lovely bike tire you're wearing.

Ways to repurpose bike parts? [more inside]
posted by aniola on May 25, 2012 - 21 answers

"It's gonna be clamp this, clamp that. Bada-climp, bada-clamp!"

Hardware question: is there a common sort of clamp for holding a round/tubular object? [more inside]
posted by supercres on May 7, 2010 - 16 answers

DIY Decaleur?

Can I make a decaleur? If not, which should I buy? [more inside]
posted by heliostatic on Mar 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Build a Bike

I want to build a custom bike, and I've got a few questions... [more inside]
posted by god particle on Nov 5, 2008 - 21 answers

I Swear I'm Not Steampunk

Where can I find a new carbide bike lantern for cheap, or how hard would it be to build one? [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 15, 2008 - 6 answers

LED replacement for bike light bulb

Replacing a halogen bike light bulb with LED [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Oct 23, 2006 - 8 answers

Slacker seeks to aesthetically improve bicycle

What's the best quick-and-dirty way to change the colour of my bicycle? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Mar 23, 2006 - 23 answers

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