And when we say hip we mean that old bicycles parts are being used to create an amazing array of items, including jewelry and furniture. So that means less waste in our landfills and cooler things for us to reuse.
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It really is encouraging to see how many things are being recycled today. Instead of being thrown into the trash, almost every part of a product can be reused to create something else.
These items are some of the most creative and original products made from bicycle parts that we found:
Founder Andy Gregg started this bike business in 1990 by designing and manufacturing contemporary and modern furniture, including tables and chairs, made from bicycle parts.
Located in British Columbia, Canada, this company creates unique bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more from leftover quality bike parts.
This handmade bowl is made of recycled bike chains welded together into a cool design.
This CD rack is made from recycled chain rings and wheel rims, and can hold up to 40 CDs.
This bottle opener created by artist Graham Bergh is made from an old bike chain.
Colorful clock made from a recycled bike sprocket.
Set of four coasters made from a bike chain and painted glass.
Picture frames made from recycled bike chains.
Light up your home with this tea light holder made from recycled bike wheels.
The possibilities really are endless when it comes to reusing bicycle parts.
All you have to do is enjoy the eco-friendly lifespan of your favorite bike, and when it’s time to get a new one, you can recycle it so bike artists can work their magic.
Now that you know what happens to recycled bikes, maybe one day you’ll be wearing or sitting on your old bike again.