Thursday, 16 July 2009

The Recycled Bicycle

The Geek found this bike in the trash, or at least the frame. She added a different seat and handlebars from ones we had hanging around and the tires are new. In the winter it is a fixed-gear but in the summer it has an Sturmey-Archer 5-speed internal hub. The cool thing is, unless you know what you are looking at, it looks like a beater bike, and therefore less tempting to thieves.
She decided to add some fenders made from an old bike tire.

She cut some metal supports from some stuff in the garage.

They are placed inside the tire to keep it from collapsing,

and they are then riveted in place.

Wires support the fender on the frame.
This fender also lends more credence to the 'beater-bike' appearance.

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