• Please take a moment to read the new post TRADING SAFETY. It contains important information for those who use the classified ads for buying and selling.

Show me your NON-BICYCLE bicycle parts.

Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Over on the Rat Rod Bikes forum, one guy started a thread there about using ordinary objects around the house on their custom bicycles. So I wanted to start a similar thread here. I want to see what sort of unorthodox objects and materials you either used or might use on a bicycle, and share some ideas of my own. Since I started this thread, I'll share pictures of most of my non-bicycle bicycle parts collection first.

- A 1930s Chevy e-brake I thought about using for a dummy engine/stealth cup holder idea,
- Some classic car chrome and stainless trim to use for dressing up custom wood tanks,
- And some G-gauge train tracks to use as art deco trim.
1305971


- A '50s or '60s Oldsmobile hubcap (not sure how to use it yet)
- Various chrome door handles for fender ornaments
- Some piece for electrical? Saw it as either a funky headlight bucket or maybe a tank.
- Old air conditioning control that could be part of a neat decoration for a trike or pedal car
- Old rake head that could be used as fake fuel and electrical lines for that fake engine idea I mentioned earlier.
1305972


1305973


1305974


- Industrial light cages for either steampunk headlights and taillights or fake engine cylinders/stealth cup holders
- Valves for other steampunk decor
- Funnel (not sure how I'd use it yet.)
- Watering can spout for fake engine parts
1305975


- Car trim and grill pieces (mostly VW) for dressing up custom tanks or fenders
- More valves and a gear for steampunk decor
- Some JC Higgins Colorflow headlight bezels that were in the same drawer as the rest of this stuff.
1305976


1305977


- Car and truck horn buttons for either tank decor, headlight covers or even headlight bezels
- Motorcycle gear for decor
- A plastic light lens from an emergency exit sign to use as a headlight lens
- Fence post toppers to use as headlight and taillight buckets
- Various automotive taillight and turn signal lenses to use for the same purpose on bikes
- Some 1964 Mercury Comet letters that I'd like to use on a bike made to look like my own 1964 Mercury Comet
1305978


1305979


1305980


1305981


- More car trim, hood ornaments and accessories
- Steel toe boot caps for either tank decor or something else
- Tiller stars for wheel spinners
1305982


1305983


I wish I knew what these pieces were originally from. I pulled them off a '48-'54 Chevy truck hood, but I doubt they were a factory option.
1305984


1305985


- 3 small bread or cake pans my parents were going to throw away. I think I could cut them up and use them as decorative license plates, or maybe fake engine bits
- An old iron. Not sure how I'll use it, but it's got a good shape.
- A bunch of small random pieces that could be used for decor
1305986


1305987


- A pallet full of wood scraps and other bits and pieces that I got for free through either Craigslist or FB Marketplace
- An old rusted-out toolbox
- An old... heater? I don't know, but I think this would make a killer rat rod pedal car or go kart grill.
- Conduit and circuits for a more cyberpunk-inspired build
1305988


1305989


-Something I'm tinkering with now: 3 small glass decorative plates that I'm thinking of turning into some psychedelic headlight lenses.
1305990


1305991


Well, that's the bulk of my collection of non-bicycle bicycle parts. Let me know what you would do with these parts, and feel free to share your own parts, pieces and ideas!
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

I live for the CABE
I like using things for their unintended purpose on custom bikes!! That's why I am always picking up unusual things I find on my wanderings.
1306302


The business end of a silver serving fork was used to attach the front of the rear fender on my 1919 Mead for example...
 

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
I like using things for their unintended purpose on custom bikes!! That's why I am always picking up unusual things I find on my wanderings.View attachment 1306302

The business end of a silver serving fork was used to attach the front of the rear fender on my 1919 Mead for example...
It's those little details that make a bike stand out. That's a fine-looking bike you've got there!
 

Superman1984

I live for the CABE
Headlight & tail light lens from those 1st big box flat screen tvs.
1306362


These are what produces the color for the projector. I also have some 1/2 domed magnifying lenses I intend to use as port hole bubbles in my wood tanks once I perfect the shaping & hollowing out the insides. They will be back lit via l.e.ds. I am also thinking of using the tv screens to do tanks & panels that can be tinted like tail lights & or lit. They would also make awesome shadow boxes for bicycle art ideas. I have Schwitt tons of repurpose ideas to make custom parts so if you ever have that interest post the bike & the parts you'd like to use on it.
 

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Headlight & tail light lens from those 1st big box flat screen tvs. View attachment 1306362

These are what produces the color for the projector. I also have some 1/2 domed magnifying lenses I intend to use as port hole bubbles in my wood tanks once I perfect the shaping & hollowing out the insides. They will be back lit via l.e.ds. I am also thinking of using the tv screens to do tanks & panels that can be tinted like tail lights & or lit. They would also make awesome shadow boxes for bicycle art ideas. I have Schwitt tons of repurpose ideas to make custom parts so if you ever have that interest post the bike & the parts you'd like to use on it.
That is BRILLIANT parts-repurposing! I never would have even thought of looking at old big screen TVs for bike parts!

Sounds like you've got a good variety of non-bicycle bicycle parts yourself! I'd love to see all those other parts and ideas you've got!
 

Superman1984

I live for the CABE
That is BRILLIANT parts-repurposing! I never would have even thought of looking at old big screen TVs for bike parts!

Sounds like you've got a good variety of non-bicycle bicycle parts yourself! I'd love to see all those other parts and ideas you've got!
Thanks. I will start sharing here. I am currently wire wheeling a Monark Rocket project bike so give me some time & I'll share ideas via repurpose parts. Great Thread Idea by the way.
 

Bike from the Dead

Finally riding a big boys bike
Thanks. I will start sharing here. I am currently wire wheeling a Monark Rocket project bike so give me some time & I'll share ideas via repurpose parts. Great Thread Idea by the way.
Sounds good! Thanks. I can't take all the credit though, as I was inspired by someone else's thread on ratrodbikes.com.
 
Top