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Chain Reaction Cycles shows how with help of a chain, bearing and a couple of zip ties

Fidget spinners, you may have noticed, are 2017’s Big Thing. And now, our friends at Chain Reaction Cycles have produced a video showing how you can make your own from spare bike parts you may have lying around.

All you need is a length of chain, a bearing and a couple of zip ties then just follow the instructions in the ‘How To … ‘ video below.

Dating back to the 1990s, the stress-relieving toys have exploded in popularity in the past couple of months – to the dismay of many parents and teachers, with some schools banning them during lessons.

And while they are claimed to be ideal for helping keep people with conditions ADHD focused, expert opinion is split as to whether that is, in fact, true.

Chain Reaction Cycles’ version has on the whole received a positive response on its Facebook page, with many people posting photos of ones the have made themselves.

As always, on social media as in real life, you can’t please all the people all the time, with one commenter saying: “Or get a life, stop being a pathetic idiotic child. Get out on yer bike instead.”

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.