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Old 09-16-18, 08:22 AM
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Disposing or using old bike chains ?

Im starting to get too many old bike chains and looked into solutions.
Ofcourse using for crafts or displays would be preferred to garbage dumps.
I found some good examples at:

https://www.designrulz.com/product-d...cycles-wisely/

Here are some cool ideas pictured below. Looking for more good ideas. Ever see any jewery perhaps gold/silver plating for belt, wrist or neck jewelry?



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I have a bunch of old chains that I would love to pass on to an artist.
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LBS has a collection box Here, Does Yours?
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My local co-op has a monthly art night.
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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver View Post
I have a bunch of old chains that I would love to pass on to an artist.
Good suggestion as I do know a local artist that may work some chains into his creations, some of which are part of the TX state fair every year.
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My local co-op has a monthly art night.
I will take an action to see if there are any in my area which is North Dallas. Maybe somebody knows? I know about many of the top LBS but not co-op's.
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LBS has a collection box Here, Does Yours?
Not sure, I will check, they should. Wonder what they do with most of the surplus?
I noticed on the news yesterday a story about LBS donating bike part to jails to be assembled into working bikes and then donated to the needy.
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Great find, thanks for this reference as I will check into. These events are history but hopefully more in the future at Dallas TX. See below

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My artistic endeavors with used chains is limited to breaking the chain into 3-4" lengths and planting them under my blueberry bushes. Apparently those acid-loving plants need iron. Then every year I like to bake a blueberry tea cake with fresh blueberries that is a work of art.

Might also work on azaleas, etc. (the iron fertilizer, not the teacake!)
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Israeli artist Nirit Levav has a series of works.
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Israeli artist Nirit Levav has a series of works.
Interesting. She uses chains, connecting rods, and the like to create animal and people sculptures. Thanks.

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