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Old 08-23-03, 08:07 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-23-03, 08:23 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-23-03, 09:42 PM   #4
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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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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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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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btw, who is that in your avatar with Marvin?

cheers,

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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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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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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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