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...well, maybe not cleats but these guys recycle nice old bike parts into beautiful presents

A Wiltshire cyclist has taken his interest in making gifts and trophies out of bicycle bits online with a new venture called 'Clocks, Cleats & Cranks.'

Andy Smith of the Swindon Road Club is well known in the West Country for riding cyclo-cross as well as organising rounds of the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League. Indeed, it was the idea of making event trophies out of lovely old bike parts that led to the recent business development, his friends and other event organisers having asked about further creations.

We rather fancy this clock made from vintage bike frame head badges but there are plenty of permutations on the theme of using a chainring as a clock face - there's even one from the legendary British maker Chater-Lea - and there is a table lamp made from a RockShox fork and toilet roll holders with wheel quick releases.

Custom-made trophies though are Andy's main interest because of the challenge. "Who wants another boring plaque when they can have one of these!" as he puts it. 

Details: clockscleatsandcranks.co.uk

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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I love this http://www.clockscleatsandcranks.co.uk/images/sale/lamp.shocks.jpg surprised thats not one you choose to put in your story, why has it never been done before now, genius  4

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cat1commuter [1418 posts] 4 years ago
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Use a 48 tooth chainring and you'd have a tick for every quarter hour.

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nick_rearden [435 posts] 4 years ago
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I looked at it Gkam but I thought it very unlikely that it would make it past the sitting-room style committee, genius as it undoubtedly is.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 4 years ago
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Cool and his whole gang!

Think one is perfect for my garage or the man cave as its known.

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seanieh66 [196 posts] 4 years ago
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Why can't you share these pieces on Facebook?

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JohnS [198 posts] 4 years ago
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This stuff is lovely. I've also seen jewellery, artworks and Christmas cards made of bike bits or pictures of them.

Pearson's bike shop in Sutton, Surrey, has an ancient clock made of chainrings and sprockets on the wall behind the counter.

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nick_rearden [435 posts] 4 years ago
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seanieh66 wrote:

Why can't you share these pieces on Facebook?

Not sure what you mean, Sean. They're on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/roadcc?ref=tn_tnmn Roll down a few stories to yesterday's date when this was posted