How to Customize a Bike
If you've ever lost your bike in a sea of doppelgangers, or if things just don't fit right when you ride, this guide will help you make your bike as original as you are.
You will need
- Professional measurements
- Basket or bike bag
- LED lights
Step 1 Get a new paint job Find a bike shop to give your ride a fresh coat of paint with style, or save the money and do it yourself.
Step 2 Get measured Get measured by a professional and then have the handlebars, pedals, and seat adjusted for a more comfortable fit.
Step 3 Find a new seat Get a new seat that is narrower, wider, or has built in gel padding for added comfort.
Step 4 Add storage Add storage space with a backpack, saddle, basket, or small cart.
Look for something that is waterproof and can be locked up like the rest of your bike.
Step 5 Replace tires Replace worn tires and add fenders to protect against flying mud and rain water.
Step 6 Add attachments Add attachments and accessories, including LED lights, a mirror, a bell, and a compass.
Step 7 Upgrade your style Upgrade your style to match your new bike with a new helmet and matching gloves before hitting the road.
In 2007, of 698 bicycle deaths, 616 involved males — eight times the rate for females over the same time period.