'Clocks, Cleats & Cranks' makes clocks out of cleats* and cranks

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

by nick_rearden   December 13, 2011  


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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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 Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
13th December 2011 - 18:22

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Use a 48 tooth chainring and you'd have a tick for every quarter hour.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1436 posts]
13th December 2011 - 18:26

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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.

posted by nick_rearden [864 posts]
13th December 2011 - 18:29

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Cool and his whole gang!

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

posted by Super Domestique [1686 posts]
13th December 2011 - 21:00


Why can't you share these pieces on Facebook?


posted by seanieh66 [197 posts]
14th December 2011 - 5:12


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.

posted by JohnS [198 posts]
14th December 2011 - 11:08

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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

posted by nick_rearden [864 posts]
14th December 2011 - 11:48