How To Build A Mountain Bike
How to build a mountain bike is a question a lot of young men ask that want to save money. The average mountain bike can cost a couple hundred dollars, so the question is sound. Unfortunately mountain bikes contain many custom parts and features that aren’t cheap as individual parts.
Things you will need:
- Bicycle Body with brakes and chain included
- All terrain tires with small gear array on rear wheel
- Small bicycle seat, preferably hard and flat
- Wide Handlebars with strong handgrips, brakes and gear shift
- Attach the handlebar to the body. Tighten it down by rotating the adjustment nut on the body.
- Attach the tires to the front and rear wheel slots. Tighten the wheels down with wrenches. The chain can now be attached to the rear wheel. The brakes should be tested to make sure they make contact with the tires when depressed. The gear shift should be attached and tested with the chain and rear wheel assembly. Rotate the tires and do several rounds of testing. The failure of brakes or gears that make the chain come off could be disastrous on a steep slope.
- Attach the seat. Put the seat into the slot of the body and tighten it down with a wrench. Then adjust it for your rider’s comfort. This completes the bike!
You can find all of these parts at a local junk yard or discarded parts facility. Make sure that when you are picking out parts that the gear box and braking assembly on the handlebars will work with gears and brakes on the body and tires. Good Luck!