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Make your childs bike sound like a real life motorbike for around 40p @ Various retailers
Make your childs bike sound like a real life motorbike for around 40p @ Various retailers

Make your childs bike sound like a real life motorbike for around 40p @ Various retailers

SuperEd
Kids asking for the new craze of wanting their bike to sound like a real life motorbike and don't want to fork out for a piece of plastic like this link for it to snap after 17 mins?

WELL...

Get them a can of cola / lemonade on the cheap, shove it in their back or front wheel (don't do both or you'll cause an earthquake) and they'll have fun for hours! (We did)

https://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/0ISL/FFAIU483/FBR0ISLFFAIU483.MEDIUM.jpg?width=614

[Please note other brands are available, prices are subject to inflation, once stock is gone that's it & T&C may apply - Note we cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by your children having fun]

If you really want to save money, use one from the recyclable bin that the council will refuse to take anyway because it's the wrong type of plastic or metal.....

PS You can also use plastic bottles but a slightly different sound..

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This place has no chance when even the mods are posting crap!

as someone who owns a bicycle tyre company i urge all parents to make your children do this, i need a new yacht

And from a time before aluminium cans and plastic bottles, cardboard through the spokes. Pretty safe, and cleaned the spokes at the same time.

Remember the free things you'd get with Kellogg's cereals to put on your spokes?
Reflectors shaped like a cockerel and the little coloured balls that moved up and down the spokes as you rode making clacking noises, great memories!

I also remember we would stand on a can so it gripped on to our shoe and then walk around making cracking noises! Hahaha I was SOOO cool! Lol
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 21st Apr
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Used to do this when I was younger, but with a plastic carton drink or bottle of water.

I don't think id take the risk with a can to be fair, would end up shredding the tyre oO

Edited by: "superted2008" 21st Apr

Original Poster SuperEd

superted2008

Used to do this when I was younger, but with a plastic carton drink or … Used to do this when I was younger, but with a plastic carton drink or bottle of water.I don't think id take the risk with a can to be fair, would end up shredding the tyre oO



Ha, yeah we did also - just a bit of fun anyway

Quality post heat from me

And from a time before aluminium cans and plastic bottles, cardboard through the spokes. Pretty safe, and cleaned the spokes at the same time.

Cold. B&M have Dandelion and Burdock for 29p!

Just kidding - I don't even know if D&B still exists..?

Heat added.

This place has no chance when even the mods are posting crap!

I used to hang a plastic straw through the spokes, good sound

magicmike87

Cold. B&M have Dandelion and Burdock for 29p!Just kidding - I don't even … Cold. B&M have Dandelion and Burdock for 29p!Just kidding - I don't even know if D&B still exists..?Heat added.


Yes it does lol get it pretty much anywhere

cdm22

This place has no chance when even the mods are posting crap!



My thoughts exactly.

Remember the free things you'd get with Kellogg's cereals to put on your spokes?
Reflectors shaped like a cockerel and the little coloured balls that moved up and down the spokes as you rode making clacking noises, great memories!

I also remember we would stand on a can so it gripped on to our shoe and then walk around making cracking noises! Hahaha I was SOOO cool! Lol
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 21st Apr

cdm22

This place has no chance when even the mods are posting crap!



Fully agree.
I would say this is potentially dangerous too.

Does this only work for a child's bike? or will it work on mine too?

We used playing cards and a clothes peg on the back frame from the pedals to rear spindle, we didn't realise the issue that caused when you try to play Canasta!

Calypso cartons sounded the best. They're about a quid for 12 too, so, fun for the whole street.

magicmike87

Cold. B&M have Dandelion and Burdock for 29p!Just kidding - I don't even … Cold. B&M have Dandelion and Burdock for 29p!Just kidding - I don't even know if D&B still exists..?Heat added.



£5.99 for 24 cans in Farmfoods! Or 72 for £15! (3 crates of 24 worth)

Also, 'new craze' Its been around since the 80's with a peg and playing card on the chopper! How old is this guy!

Nostalgia.

fireman1

Also, 'new craze' Its been around since the 80's with a peg and playing … Also, 'new craze' Its been around since the 80's with a peg and playing card on the chopper! How old is this guy!


Obviously you didn't read the post before commenting...

Though I like the idea, surely if that can jams it's going to send your child straight over the handlebars? - looking at the photo I'd say there's quite a good chance of that happening.

as someone who owns a bicycle tyre company i urge all parents to make your children do this, i need a new yacht

Went great with these bad boys

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8a/8c/8f/8a8c8ff0090ceac4f5d44bd69090c86f.jpg

rborob

Went great with these bad boys



Only issue with them is you would get your hand covered in conflake/rice crispy dust trying to get it out the middle of the packet.

nathan3007

Does this only work for a child's bike? or will it work on mine too?


You need to use a beer/lager can on an adult's bike.

Danze1984

Calypso cartons sounded the best. They're about a quid for 12 too, so, … Calypso cartons sounded the best. They're about a quid for 12 too, so, fun for the whole street.



Every child worth their salt knew a Calypso Carton were supreme for this.

rborob

Went great with these bad boys


Old school

rborob

Went great with these bad boys


YES! This is what I was taking about! Lol

nathan3007

Does this only work for a child's bike? or will it work on mine too?



​Depends. How old are you?

....and then when they become big boys they can upgrade to a stupid ass exhaust on there 1.2l corsas. PMSL X)


Gollywood

​Depends. How old are you?



Old enough to not be classed as a child

fireman1

Also, 'new craze' Its been around since the 80's with a peg and playing … Also, 'new craze' Its been around since the 80's with a peg and playing card on the chopper! How old is this guy!


http://i.imgur.com/F636xiP.gif

There is a safer alternative, back in the day we would use disposable plastic cups. Worst case scenario is that the cup would disintegrate without causing any real damage or wear to the tyre.

Lolly stick through the brakes and into the spokes when I was a kid

That's my sons birthday present sorted!

sazza6969

Lolly stick through the brakes and into the spokes when I was a kid


That's the one!

used to also put te little square plastic seals from the bread wrappers (preferably mothers pride) and attach them to the spoke for that clicky sound
https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-e2d88bc698d51cd253695584e51d671e-c
Edited by: "themachman" 21st Apr


G0OSE

Though I like the idea, surely if that can jams it's going to send your … Though I like the idea, surely if that can jams it's going to send your child straight over the handlebars? - looking at the photo I'd say there's quite a good chance of that happening.



You're right, best wrap the little darling in bubble wrap before doing this, on second thoughts maybe don't give them a bike at all it might be dangerous, actually might be best if they don't go outside at all. God forbid they might get an ouchy.

rborob


Best. GIF. Evar.

G0OSE

Though I like the idea, surely if that can jams it's going to send your … Though I like the idea, surely if that can jams it's going to send your child straight over the handlebars? - looking at the photo I'd say there's quite a good chance of that happening.



​no chance it's on the back wheel. .. laws of physics and all that

polystyrene did the trick, made a right mess doing it though

themachman

used to also put te little square plastic seals from the bread wrappers … used to also put te little square plastic seals from the bread wrappers (preferably mothers pride) and attach them to the spoke for that clicky sound



​free spokey dokeys lovevit
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