Friday, September 19, 2008

Recycled Spoke Key Ring


Donald, Bike Works Recycling and Reuse Coordinator, came to us from BICAS in Tucson, AZ. I recently noticed Donald's cool key ring, pictured above, made from an old bike spoke. "Yeah," Donald explained to me, "At BICAS we scrounged everything."

Using the picture I took of Donald's key ring as a guide, I made myself a couple of key rings this morning. A few twists with the pliers and a snip with the cutters and I had a pair of key rings ready to clip onto a belt loop or backpack and serve all my key-holding needs.

3 comments:

Jared said...

I'll have to give this a shot. I have some extra spokes left over from a set of wheels I recently had built...they're butted too so it will be extra light :-) or something.

bikelovejones said...

This is one of the nicest "scrounge" designs I've seen in awhile. When My carabiner keytag fails I'll replace it with something like this. Great idea!

Key Rings and Leather Key Fob said...

I can't imagine..............
Fabulous job........ next time I will also try.