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Old 05-07-08, 08:23 PM   #1
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Now this is an alternate bike or something

You can ride this. It has a seat, a place to put your feet and handlebars. It was not meant to be ridden by humans however it was meant for the plants of the world. Plants have such a bad sense of balance and all because they are always reaching for the Sun so I made it into a tricycle. This cheap bike was left in my front yard by whoever stole my grandsons Haro. The tricycle rear end was on it's way to the scrape yard when I rescued it.

This is putting a bike out to pasture.

Three months thinking about it. 1.5 hours to do it. I really need to shorten the thinking part up.
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Old 05-08-08, 06:51 AM   #2
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Looks good to me. If only all the "junker bikes" would end up so floral, or with a 'useful' purpose.
On the other hand some of them are better being melted into something else.
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You just reminded me of all the pallets at work that they must pay to have removed...thanks!
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You know, you could make mobile potting benches with something like that....

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Are you thinking of a business...like a mobile flower potting service... It might go.
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You just reminded me of all the pallets at work that they must pay to have removed...thanks!
Pallets are building materials for the poor. I use to get $2.50 a piece for them now I can get them for free. How can they be free? Three of them and you have a table. Four make a mulching bin. Nine with almost anything over the top make a deck. If you have enough of them and a tarp and you have a shed/house. If all else fails they make excellent fuel (free energy). If you are truly a wasteful person and we have a lot of them here, you can make a bonfire that will have fire departments for miles around responding.
Pardon me I got carried away.
The material in this case is leftover pieces from a porch I built and some stuff that "She Who Must Be Obeyed" picked up on the side of the road.
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You know, you could make mobile potting benches with something like that....

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Are you thinking of a business...like a mobile flower potting service... It might go.
Don't want no stinking business. I do love using bike parts. Wheels for gates, wheels and parts for mobile benches (some follow money, I follow the shade). I'm working on plans for using frames to make bike racks. I believe heavily in slow however so it could be decades. I've had an small electric truck on the drawing board for years.

It's May so the all consuming project now is gardening in my new , I don't care if it gets dirty, gardening kilt.
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Pallets are building materials for the poor. I use to get $2.50 a piece for them now I can get them for free. How can they be free? Three of them and you have a table. Four make a mulching bin. Nine with almost anything over the top make a deck. If you have enough of them and a tarp and you have a shed/house. If all else fails they make excellent fuel (free energy). If you are truly a wasteful person and we have a lot of them here, you can make a bonfire that will have fire departments for miles around responding.
Pardon me I got carried away.
The material in this case is leftover pieces from a porch I built and some stuff that "She Who Must Be Obeyed" picked up on the side of the road.

Dang, oldfool, you have me thinking now! I need to re-do my deck soon...pallets...hmmmmmm.

Thanks for those inspiring words!

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