...or a gadget case, or a business card holder, or a sunglasses pouch. You get the idea; this easy DIY project is incredibly versatile!
Recycle Art points us to this fabulous bicycle tire magazine rack via papaia meccanica. No word on how to DIY it, but that frame looks suspiciously like
Designer Chris Brigham has done something for indoor bike storage that is unprecedented*. He devised a bike rack that not only looks handsome but also serves as a shelf. DIYable? I'm thinking
Convert your partially rusty, standard issue bike paint to a jazzy plaid with a tutorial by PandaFace over on Instructables. The brief tutorial shows you how to strip off the old color and
With thrifting and garage sale season upon us, no doubt we'll find a 'can't pass up' piece of 60's or 70's chrome furniture with some nasty rust spots. If you research the best techniques for removing rust from chrome, you'll find up to nine different techniques people swear by to clean up their bike frames, chrome wheels, chrome furniture and more. See Before and After results on rusted bicycle chrome using Ted Carl's 'Old School' Oxalic Acid soak (from VintageBMX.com's Forum)
After the Oxalyic Acid soak:
Here's a list of various methods other use to clean rust from chrome:
- Water and aluminum foil crumpled up
- Coca Cola and aluminum foil crumpled up
- Naval Jell7y
- Bar Keeper's Friend
- An onion wiped on the rust
- NevRDull automotive wadding polish
- Steel Wool
- Vinegar and aluminum foil crumpled up
- Oxalic Acid-also known as wood bleach- with this soak, there is no chance of scratching the chrome
This recycled wreath project (super easy and cheap) is only a reenactment of one of the very first DIY homeowner projects I pulled off successfully.
Scarabike is described as a ‘bicycle producing company’, which means, I guess, that they make bicycles and their requisite seats. Of those seats, they fashioned a sofa and stool. Extraordinary! Via Designboom.
What a brilliant idea. And apparently, all sorts of people have imagined a bicycle/lawnmower combo, and had the skills to make one.
Treehugger has assembled a fine collection:
Ride on over to Homeless Dave's website and check out how he built a manual clothes washer out of a bicycle and an actual washing machine.