Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Parts & Crafts - Holiday Wheeth



Surely, I am not the first one to do this, but I haven't seen it in my 14 months of cycling. I'll spare you the 2-part instructions, as I'm pretty sure you can figure out how to make your own without my help.

Yes, that's a glob of decade-old grease on the dork disk. No, this isn't a good wheel. It's the heap-o-crap freewheel that came stock on Hybridzilla. I replaced this cheapo thing with a less cheapo joytech/alex cassette quick-release wheel. I would surely destroy this hub in weeks if I put it into service. Have some taco'd rims laying around? Now's your chance to put them to good use!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

NOW that's the Christmas spirit!,I'll take two :>).very cool!

Jon said...

Hi, Noah,

I'd like to put you in my links on my blog (http://www.grinderswheels.blogspot.com/)

if you don't mind. Let me know.

Jon G

MRMacrum said...

Nice!

I did something like this once for the window of my shop, but instead of a wreath around the perimeter, I put a back light sign in the center insided the rim that said "HO!" Lost that damn wheel somewhere between the old shop and the one I have now.

Thanks for the reminder. I'll have to re-create this year.

lowrydr said...

I built one a few years back when a friend of my son left a rear 27" laying in the garage (now that's old when you find a 27"). I used green garland and several small velvet bows around it with a big bow at the bottom. It hangs over the work bench in my garage.

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