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    bike-flower

    I had an old Kent that was pretty trashed so I decide to make a flower out of it. I cut it up using a Sears Twincutter, which is awesome. Cutting thru a tube twice as fast as a chop saw and the cut is not near as hot.



    Fillet brazed together. Prefer to gas weld because there is less clean up, but I need to practice fillet brazing.


    When it is done it will look kind of like this(This one was made using gas pipe, 20g, and angle. A bike hub was used for the flower so it spins in the breeze)
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    What a great way to recycle those old Huffys and Magnas and turn them into something that won't kill anyone .

    What did you use for the petals?

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    20g steel sheet. Brazed to the hub and then rolled using a piece of pipe to get the curve.
    The finished one was a Christmas present for my Mom. The unfinished one will be for my wife.
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    How long did the finished one take? I assume that there was some painting involved, as well (although as a lawn decoration it probably didn't require a perfect application).

    This really is an interesting way to get rid of some otherwise crappy bits and pieces.

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    Way cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    How long did the finished one take? I assume that there was some painting involved, as well (although as a lawn decoration it probably didn't require a perfect application).

    This really is an interesting way to get rid of some otherwise crappy bits and pieces.

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    Around ten hours. It was spray primered and then the color was three coats of brushed enamel.

    I am going to use the headtube/set and the BB as well, for some bigger projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck View Post
    Around ten hours. It was spray primered and then the color was three coats of brushed enamel.

    I am going to use the headtube/set and the BB as well, for some bigger projects.
    Oh, you know we will need to see the other projects.

    I am still amazed at the ingenuity here. You could almost have a side business (not that it would pay much ) doing this.

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    Is that a Scirocco 1 in the background???

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    Yep. That is another ongoing project. Free junker body. Swapped in a 1.8 with headwork, a 020 trans with Peloquin limited slip, Bilstein sports, H&R springs, Panasports/with A032s, stripped about 250 pounds out of it.


    It also gets rally crossed witha different suspension and wheels
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