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5 Of Our Favorite Bicycle Hacks

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Your beloved bike has finally bitten the dust, and you’re already fantasizing about your next lean, mean cycling machine. Before you dive into the Huffy vs. Schwinn debate, make sure you take care of your dearly departed old bike! It might seem simple to toss it into the garbage pile, but keep in mind that metal does not decompose. Ever.

Photo: meggancolleen | Etsy

Save your bike from an eternity in the trash pit by transforming it into a flower box, light fixture or even a clock.

Here are five of our favorite bicycle upcycle ideas:

Clock. All you need to create this unique timepiece is an old wheel and a clock kit (clock kits cost about $15). Or, save yourself the time and purchase this already-made clock from Etsy.

Photo: JustJennHomeArts | Etsy

Photo: JustJennHomeArts | Etsy

Flower Box. The man-made modern look of a bicycle looks natural as a flower box. Add a few planters to the top and back of the bike, or simply plant in the bike’s basket. With a kickstand in place, the bike is a freestanding garden.

Lazy Susan. Put your meal on wheels with this modern take on a classic lazy Susan. All you need from your old bike for this DIY project is the wheel. For complete instructions, visit: Ready Made.

Photo Collage. Add a few clothespins to an old bicycle wheel and voila! You have a perfect place to display your favorite photos and mementos. If you like DIY projects with clothespins, read: We’re Crazy For Clothespins & Saving Money On Laundry.

Light Fixture. Brighten up your room with a bicycle wheel chandelier. We love these whimsical bicycle lights by Marin Camille. Be inspired by her look, but remember, whenever you’re dealing with electrical wiring call a professional.

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