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Bike furniture - now that's recycling!
posted by madamjujujive (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
awesome, but I'd be too afraid to get bike grease stains on my pants to sit on those things!
posted by matteo at 9:48 AM on March 3, 2006


Wow. Wow. I can't think of a time when I've been more motivated to buy furniture. or scrap some of my old bikes and turn them into chairs.
posted by COBRA! at 9:51 AM on March 3, 2006


Mmm, I like this ottoman.

Funnily enough I was going to do a post about art from recycled parts after watching a BBC programme last night (Pay off your mortgage in two years) in which a couple are given financial advice to hugely increase their income in order to be mortgage free.

The husband of the couple, Dan Harding, creates the most wonderful "HotPod" multifuel stoves from recycled gas cylinders and other engine parts, particularly from old VW beetles. If I had any spare cash I'd be off to Cornwall to snap one up in a heartbeat.
posted by ceri richard at 9:57 AM on March 3, 2006


They totally need an endorsement from Lance "Armchair" Armstrong.
posted by scratch at 9:58 AM on March 3, 2006


awesome.
posted by bashos_frog at 10:08 AM on March 3, 2006


More accessories. You'll be needing a bottle opener.
posted by fixedgear at 10:09 AM on March 3, 2006


Really cool.
posted by amro at 10:10 AM on March 3, 2006


Does it feature authentic inner tube smell? Ew.
posted by cillit bang at 10:13 AM on March 3, 2006


Now that's awesome! And I like the punning title too! (Oh, and innertube smell. I kinda like innertube smell.)
posted by OmieWise at 10:25 AM on March 3, 2006


I'm in love with the backless barstools, and I'm desiring to go to some hypothetical bar that uses them.
posted by occhiblu at 10:30 AM on March 3, 2006


Cool link. Are the seat cushions clinchers or sew-ups?
posted by cog_nate at 10:30 AM on March 3, 2006


Is there nothing people won't try to peddle?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:39 AM on March 3, 2006


Is there nothing people won't try to pedal?
posted by amro at 10:46 AM on March 3, 2006


Is there nothing people won't try to petal?

Is there nothing, Ixtapolapoquetl?
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:49 AM on March 3, 2006


Mr. Gregg has quite a talent. The chairs are surprisingly comfortable (we have two at the bike shop I used to work at, and YoJimbo's has one).

Additionally, the Handlebar has been using bar stools made by Andy for about 3 years now, and they are solid.
posted by chibikeandy at 10:53 AM on March 3, 2006


I was sure that bike furniture isn't a pipe bomb?
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:24 AM on March 3, 2006


I've actually seen these upclose and they are actually very comfortable, as wel as cool. If I wasn't moving overseas, I would have been tempted to make a purchase.
posted by vagabond at 11:41 AM on March 3, 2006


Now I know what I am getting fixedgear for his birthday.
posted by Fat Guy at 11:49 AM on March 3, 2006


Yay!
posted by fixedgear at 11:50 AM on March 3, 2006


Also see belt and wallet (retail links). Very helpful in avoiding leather.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:25 PM on March 3, 2006


I've seen his stuff before, and have been wanted to get some for myself. He usually has his stuff on display @ the Ore2Shore MTB race in Marquette.
posted by dirt at 12:42 PM on March 3, 2006


Make a bottle opener.
posted by fixedgear at 2:11 PM on March 3, 2006


Couldn't you just open the bottle on your bike?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:13 PM on March 3, 2006


Or twist the cap?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 2:14 PM on March 3, 2006


I try to avoid beer with twist-off caps, but someday I'll have a bike with a built-in opener.


posted by fixedgear at 3:24 PM on March 3, 2006


Make a bottle opener.

*gasp*

Well, I know what I'm doing this weekend in my dad's shop. Anyone who wants one, let me know. I'll have five or six.
posted by cog_nate at 6:26 PM on March 3, 2006


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