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    1.64x10^6 posts Grendel's Avatar
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    Ever make anything interesting out of old bike parts?

    I made this clock today for the shop -- it's made from an old brake disc (begged from my LBS) and some clock parts from the craft store:

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    nice... now if only it worked on pedal power.... hmmmm
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    I am making up some cabinet knobs from cogs and chain brazed together.
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    Cool! Are you going to paint or plate 'em?

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    What do I make with old bike parts?

    I make my wife wish that I'd take them down to the shed or throw them away.

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    ummmm, yeah....another bike..
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    Originally posted by MediaCreations
    What do I make with old bike parts?

    I make my wife wish that I'd take them down to the shed or throw them away.
    LOL that sounds like my wife , she thinks I got rid of the more junky looking old parts but I've now got them stored at work, ready to re-introduce a bit at a time back to my shed :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    dont worry be happy ????

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    old bike parts?

    what can i make of it?

    hmmm... All I need is a frame and I can built another bike...

    BTW, I am left with 4 complete wheels, two rear and two front..

    one handle bar, old Shimano 105 levers and DT shifters, old exage der.s front and rear, brakes... v-brakes, cantilever brakes...
    6 saddles, 2 stems(threaded), 1 fork CrMO, 2 cranks....


    hey, i can make 2 bikes! yipeee!!!!

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    Your "disc clock" looks GREAT!!!!! Very cool.

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    very cool! I've been meaning to do something like that. I've got this big empty wall; thought it'd be interesting to have a big clock on it, made sort of an integral part of the wall itself, but that's a little too permanent. this gives me ideas.

    btw, who is that in your avatar with Marvin?

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    Originally posted by goodcatjack
    btw, who is that in your avatar with Marvin?

    cheers,

    alex
    I've been wondering the same thing. It looks like Dana from the X-Files. Do I get the grand prize????

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    Originally posted by zman92atl
    I've been wondering the same thing. It looks like Dana from the X-Files. Do I get the grand prize????
    Yep! I can't recall where I found it originally, but I thought the X-Files meets Marvin context was kinda funny...

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    Originally posted by bac
    Your "disc clock" looks GREAT!!!!! Very cool.
    Thanks! It actually came together kinda nice -- it took a little while to make the little metal bracket that holds the movement in place (fashioned it from a PC slot cover) but the rest was pretty easy.

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    A friend of mine made a pencil holder for his desk out of the part of a frame at the point where the bottom bracket meets the downtube. You stick the pencils in the downtube part.
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    the disk clock really does look good, nice job Grendel
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    Very cool! looks great!

    check out what i made last spring... i have made 3 others since then that look way better and are more complicated, i need to take some pics of them.
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