As you can imagine, the bicycle wasn’t the first thing that the wheel was put to use on. Back when they first invented the wheeled-vehicle – around the same time the Sahara desert was starting to form – it was more for practical use than having fun.
But as you can probably guess, we reckon the bicycle is still the pinnacle of the wheeled evolutionary process. Eat your hearts out chariots and... err, significant agricultural innovations of the 35th century BC.
Still, even the bike wheel is often a point of contention. Your wheel can be big. Your wheel can be small. Your wheel can be colourful, or fat, or apparently, even hung above your dining room table instead of on the front of your bike.
Sorry, what was that last one?
Well, some people don’t like to see old bike wheels go to waste, and what better way to spend the time relaxing between cycles than recovering in a room that’s surrounded by wheels.
So, without further ado, here are a collection of bike wheels that have been saved from the dump; bike wheels that have found a new meaning in life; bike wheels that are at this point, pretty much immortal.
Have a read and get inspired... Just don’t blame us if your friends call you a giant hipster and your other half gets angry at you for hanging used bike wheels everywhere in the house.
1) The Bike Wheel Chandelier
Although, it can be a little off-putting when that one goes wrong...
2) The Bike Wheel Light
3) The Not-So-Basic Bike Wheel Light
4) The Bike Wheel Table
5) The Bike Wheel Pot Hook
6) The Bike Wheel Coat Hanger For Shiny Jackets
7) The Bike Wheel Bow & Arrow?!
8) The Bike Wheel Photo Frame
9) The Bike Wheel Trellis
10) The Bike Wheel Clock
11) The Bike Wheel err... Glasses Tree?
12) The Bike Wheel Mirror Frame
13) The Bike Wheel Turned Sketchiest Ride on Earth
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