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

  • Paint
  • Professional measurements
  • Seat
  • Basket or bike bag
  • Tires
  • Fenders
  • LED lights
  • Bell
  • Mirror
  • Compass
  • Helmet
  • Gloves

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.

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.