Most bikes bought new from the dealer are relatively inconspicuous. That's practical, because they suit almost every taste. But they also look confusingly similar to many other bikes. So why not give your own bike a bit of individuality? With simple tricks, you can pimp your bike and make it a real eye-catcher. Let's go!
Black rubber grips, a plain black saddle, a simple bell - those can be fancier. Our first tip is, therefore, to replace the factory-installed parts with nicer models. Leather grips and saddle can look particularly cool; there are vegan options made of cork, too. The warm brown tones match most frame colours. Of course, it's important that the ergonomics fit - so don't just look at the design, but also at how well your new saddle sits and how comfortably you can hold your grips. If you ride a road bike, you can also give your entire handlebars a new look. All you need are special handlebar tapes in the colour of your choice. When it comes to bicycle bells, the sky's the limit, with the most unusual models available. If you don't want to buy a new bell, you can simply paint your current bell with spray paint and it will look like new.
By the way: Avoid a wet butt even in bad weather. Get a saddle cover! You can sew one yourself easily, pimping your bike in the rain. You can find free sewing instructions here.
A bicycle basket is not only practical, but can also really look the part. Plastic boxes are light and cope well with water, but do not look so nice. It becomes more chic with a basket, a handlebar bag, an old wine box, or a homemade wooden box. You can add more embellishment with an outdoor light chain, waterproof interior fabric, or artificial flowers.
Important: If you use wood, you should treat it in advance. This will keep it protected from rainwater and weathering. You can get the necessary supplies at the hardware store.
Now it's time to get colourful. Or patterned. Either way, definitely get creative. You can really let off steam when pimping your bike frame. There are countless ways to give your bike a complete makeover. For example:
Are you looking for more colour? No problem! Your spokes can be beautifully decorated with colourful, different sized buttons. Simply attach them to your spokes with wire. For fluttering ribbons on your handlebars, you need:
Simply sew the satin ribbons together on one side and directly to an elastic band. Now sew the two ends of the rubber band together again, so that a small loop is created. Pull it over your handlebars and you're done. If you don't want to use a needle and thread, you can also use a stapler.
As you can see, it's easy to spruce up a bike. Just try it out - and have fun!
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