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    Cassette Christmas Tree version 2013

    Last year I made a Christmas tree for my boss http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...christmas+tree. When my wife saw it she said "Where's mine?". So this year she is getting her own tree. I did some updates/improvements from last year. It has 22 cogs ranging from 11-34. Only the 31 and 33 (I don't think they exist) are missing. I used colored BMX chain for a garland and battery operated LED lights a co-worker found at the hobby store. A vintage spoke protector is the base. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all the Bike Forums members.
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    Nice way to re-use old parts. I've also seen one that had a frame tube as a center post and chains strung from the top to a wide baseplate made from a 24" (?) wheel rim, with small colored LED lights wrapped around the chains. The links in the chains had a little glue on them to keep them stiff. And of course there was a a star on top.
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    What a great idea. I want one!
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    oh, the dish on that poor wheel!
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    That looks cool! Even with the cross chaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidder View Post
    Nice way to re-use old parts. I've also seen one that had a frame tube as a center post and chains strung from the top to a wide baseplate made from a 24" (?) wheel rim, with small colored LED lights wrapped around the chains. The links in the chains had a little glue on them to keep them stiff. And of course there was a a star on top.
    That sounds interesting. I guess I'll have something to work on for next year's project.
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