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Save Your Bicycle Rims.

3 bicycle rims.1 to use as the top. The 2 other rims to be cut equally in half. Please remove spokes first.
  • save your bicycle rims , repurposing upcycling
Find a bike shop that doesn't charge for old rims. You'll need 3 rims. I kept the center hub for strength. Then took out the spokes that were to high. So pretty much every other one spoke.
  • save your bicycle rims , repurposing upcycling
Once rims are cut in half. Gather them as shown above. Will work better with a piece of wood inside the rim. Because your going to need a hose clamp to gather and hold the rims in place.
  • save your bicycle rims , repurposing upcycling
Here are all the rims gathered and clamped. It's a hose clamp. The rims cut in half are put together like the letter "C".
  • save your bicycle rims , repurposing upcycling
I used black screws for extra stability. You can hardly see the screw. The screw is right next to one of the spokes in the rim. I put the screw into the channel of the rim. 4 screws were used. 1 screw for each leg.
  • save your bicycle rims , repurposing upcycling
Once it was done. I put one of these disk from Hobby Lobby. Or make one out of ply wood. The ends of the rims that touch the floor. I put plastic caps on it. Because I didn't file it and they are very sharp.
  • save your bicycle rims , repurposing upcycling
That's what it looks like from the bottom. Fairly easy and fun to do.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Couple of screws for rim   (Bike shop)
  • Caps for ends

Ask the creator about this project

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Oct 11, 2016

    WOW! Very cool! This is great for the deck, rec room, or MY man cave! =:)

  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Oct 11, 2016

    No way! This is brilliant! How do you think these up?

  • Cori Widen
    Cori Widen
    on Oct 11, 2016

    That is awesome!!! What a cool idea! Thank you so much for sharing this! So unique.

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Oct 11, 2016

    Looks amazing!

  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    Lucy Marie Bernier
    on Oct 11, 2016

    I'm always trying something different. I call my Hmmmm moment. So then I draw and do. Check out my light fixture over my kitchen sink.

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