Crazy, strange, unusual – it turns out you can make a lot of random things from bicycle parts.
From broken chains to bicycle inner tubes, a bit of creative thinking can transform them into everything from light-shades to armour. Yes, armour. Are these madness or genius? You decide.
Spinning Wheel Bike
Get crafty with your old bike parts - spin your own yarn with this spinning wheel made from an old bike wheel!
Available from Heavenly Handspinning on Etsy.
The 'Stuffed' chair by designer Andy Gregg of Bike Furniture Design is so-called because of the phenomenon of head on bike collisions which result in the frame becoming compacted or 'stuffed'.
Perfect for sitting in while reading your fave bike mags!
We LOVE these cute sculptures by artist Nirit Levav. They're made from old broken bike chains. You should also check out her tortoise sculpture made from old gear cogs. So cool!
Check out this beautiful lampshade made from chain rings and gears. This Bike Chandelier is a public art project by artists Jo O'Connell and Blessing Hancock.
Okay, this lamp isn't actually made from bike parts - instead it's made BY a bike. The wheels turn a mould which contains a natural resin as you ride, creating the curved shape of the shade.
We think it's rather lovely. It's the brainchild of product design student Mark Colliass.
Stunning Innertube Dresses
These striking dresses wouldn't look amiss on the red carpet.
Surprisingly, they are made with recycled bicycle inner tubes by designer Ruthie Waddy. Something to keep your old tubes for if you have a party coming up maybe?
Bicycle Wheel Wall
How's this for a idea for a wall or trellis in your garden? Grab a load of old wheels, pop them together in a frame and hey presto! You'll be the envy of your neighbours.
*Blush* Something a little kinky for this one - a mini whip made out of inner tubes! Useful for disciplining the naughty cyclist in your life. Available from the Recycled Bicycle on Etsy.
Ethan Schlussler built himself a new treehouse, but was fed up of climbing up to it all the time. So he built himself a bike elevator to go with it.
This puts our fancy dress outfits to shame. This incredible suit of amour is constructed entirely from bicycle inner tubes by artist Grace Duval.