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Non-Bike Use for Bike Parts...Waddya Got ?

Old 06-06-20, 10:02 PM
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I ordered red handlebar tape to match the accent color on a Trek 1000. When I looked at the bike and then the tape they weren't the same red. So here is the tape used for hedge clippers.

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(Handlebar hanger pic)
I knew there had to be a use for bent French handlebars...



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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
I ordered red handlebar tape to match the accent color on a Trek 1000. When I looked at the bike and then the tape they weren't the same red. So here is the tape used for hedge clippers.

I found some foam tape in the lawn and garden area at Walmart one day that was identical to handlebar tape. It was sold in single rolls for wrapping tool handles. At only $3 a roll, I bought a few.
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I keep a supply of good stainless steel spokes around as I'm regularly making hooks and tools from them. Lately it's been hooks: three of them to hold the inflators at the LBS, keep them off the floor where they'd be kicked and broken. I've made a two ended hook to hold a chain closed while I open or close a quick link. Another spoke, using the hub end became a tool to help feed a chain thru an RDs cage. One with a blunt, smoothed end for setting and resetting a bike computer. Another with a pointy end for poking things. Sometimes I make something from a spoke for a single use then recycle it. As I work part time at our LBS, I have a endless supply of spokes.

I've also been making hooks to hang masks, either to dry after washing or for storage hung from the rear view mirror or visor in the car. Modern times, eh?
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Many spoke uses.
Pulling gunk out of sink & bathtub drains.
Helping to get a drawstring through sweatpants waistband.
Dog invisible fence flags, with plastic shopping bags cut into squares.
And today, as heavy duty "staples" to reattach a broken bit on a kid's pedal car "drive shaft".

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Last June I crashed my motorcycle resulting in a broken leg. By August I was itching to ride again but my left foot still lacked the strength to upshift so I cobbled together this right side hand shifter. To accomplish this I used a harley foot shifter arm, a headlight bracket, an assortment of bolts springs and rods, a snowmobile tie rod, a chevy alternator bracket and a kick stand from a 10 speed bicycle. Can you find the kickstand?
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Bike use for non-bike parts. Custom front and rear racks.




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Old 06-08-20, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Kriscarr View Post


Last June I crashed my motorcycle resulting in a broken leg. By August I was itching to ride again but my left foot still lacked the strength to upshift so I cobbled together this right side hand shifter. To accomplish this I used a harley foot shifter arm, a headlight bracket, an assortment of bolts springs and rods, a snowmobile tie rod, a chevy alternator bracket and a kick stand from a 10 speed bicycle. Can you find the kickstand?
Very nice work! I do appreciate all sorts of suicide shifters and the work that goes into them!
Is the crankcase breather attached to a beer bottle for a catch-can?
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Old 07-06-20, 06:51 AM
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Not mine. A guy on a different forum adapted a headset, with some custom machining, for a rotating computer table.
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Old 07-07-20, 11:16 PM
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Setting a tire bead with a mini-pump.

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CliffordK - Didn't want to hazard using starter fluid approach?
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My wife has been having some of my severely rusted chain wheels powder coated for use around the house. Some used as coasters, some as pull-through anchors for kleenex boxes.

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Originally Posted by scarlson View Post
Very nice work! I do appreciate all sorts of suicide shifters and the work that goes into them!
Is the crankcase breather attached to a beer bottle for a catch-can?
its a glass Coke bottle for my coolant reservoir.

I also stole a plastic cup from my kitchen to make a frenched tail light in my plastic fender



but I digress..
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I saw these stools or plant stands or umbrella vases at the local recycling center yesterday.

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No photo, but a campstove collector posting a Classic Campstove forum was able to create a more stable platform for his coffee pot using a bike disk brake, but a chain ring would have worked.
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Magnificent!

Location? (I see EU plates)
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Magnificent!

Location? (I see EU plates)
You see correctly. It is the town of Zoeterwoude-Dorp, in the Netherlands. Stopped there to buy some bread and cheese for lunch on one of our COVID-19 lock-down escape rides earlier this year.

Borrowed from Google Street View:

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