The Coolest Ways to Recycle Old Bikes

Bikes are a kind of eco friendly transportation but they don’t last forever and it’s good to see that there is lot of people that can turn the old and broken ones into a variety of new products, helping to reduce trash.
Here is a big list of all kinds of ways to reuse the whole or parts of old bikes. There are a lot of amazing ideas, transforming bikes into other useful objects or just as decoration and art. It’s nice to see how much creativity can bikes bring to people.

Awesome Topiary found in France

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Recycled Christmas Tree Made of Bike Wheels!
This simple and elegant alternative Christmas tree in Bermondsey Square, London was made out of 35 wheels from old bikes, and was designed by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects.

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Michael Martins Bike-Part-Art Creations
Most cyclists have more than a few worn out or broken bicycle parts that once helped make memories. Instead of tossing them into the trash or recycle bin, consider an MG Martins custom piece of functional Bike-Part-Art you can treasure for years to come.

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Recycle that Bicycle!
Influenced by his interest in biking, Andy Gregg formed Bike Furniture Design (BFD), a design and manufacturing studio located in Marquette, Michigan USA that specialises in contemporary modern furniture made primarily from recycled steel and aluminum bicycle rims, handlebars, and frames.

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Turning a Bike Wheel into a Hanging Pan Rack
Definitely a fun idea for the pro-biker in your life.

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Light fixtures from reclaimed bike chains
Carolina Fontoura makes light fixtures from reclaimed bike chains that are luxurious and ingenious.

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Someone Planted a Bicycle Garden in Queens!
The Recycle-A-Bicycle program seems to have its hand in all sorts of New York programs, from salvaging old bikes to promoting bike use in the city.

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How to Recycle an old Bicycle into a Christmas Reindeer
Instead of throwing that old 10-speed in the trash or taking it to the dump, give it new life and festively decorate your yard at Christmas. In about an hour you can make a reindeer (or other types of animals) just from an old bicycle.

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Recycle Bicycle Wheel Dome, Whitehorse – Yukon
designed and built by Philippe Lablonde who owns a local bicycle shop in Whitehorse Yukon

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Recycled Bike Wheel Clock
Etsy Artist PixelThis created this creative wall clock out of an old bike wheel using a German Quartz movement.

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Bike Frame Fence
a way to recycle dozens of bike frames … but is it pretty?

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Bike Fence

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DIY Cycle Trailers & Cargo Bikes
Building your own trailer should be easy on the pocket and easy on the planet. There are quite a few sites out there offering instructions on how to build your own bike trailer, often out of reused bike parts and often needing no welding.

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Basketball hoop from bicycle parts
Fairly easy way to recycle an old bicycle.

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Recycled Bike Chain Bowl
well, this one is probably NOT for salads or foods — but if you’re looking for the perfect place to toss your keys, your coins, your pocket lint, your matchbooks, your ticket stubs — and if you want everyone to marvel at this and wonder HOW it was made (by hand) — this is amazing. and recycled, obviously

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Cartbike looks like a cool alternative transportation method

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Awesome bike rack. Reuse!

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art bike

at the Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s famous bicycle-themed carnival

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Bike Tire and Gear Belt
how to make a custom belt out of old bike parts


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One Very Cool Gate


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Delight’s cycle

it was made using old bicycle wheels that have long served their owners as means of transport. By manually turning the pedal on the right hand side, the lights connected to the wheels come to life and bring people, energy and technology together.

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A home made grinder wheel for honing edged tools

made from an old bicycle wheel and chain. I would think this would be quite effective.  

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This horse is made up completely of old bicycle parts

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The chandelier is made out of bottles and old bicycle wheels

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Windmill, made of wheel and bean tins.

At some point it will be connected to a little generator to turn it into a small turbine.

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