The Bicycled project is trying to create new bikes from old cars.

The frame is made out of recycled car metals.

The chain is made out of a transmission belt.

The light is made out of a turn signal

The handlebars are covered with car upholstery.

So is the seat.

The seat post clamp is made out of a door handle.

2013-04-30

Co.Exist

These Bikes Are Made From Old Car Parts

Bicycled is creating recycled bikes using trash—old metal, turn signals, upholstery—from cars in junkyards.

What if a new bicycle popped up on city streets every time a car fizzled out and died? Spanish creative agency Lola Madrid doesn’t have the manpower for a project on that scale, but the company is giving junkyard cars a second life as bicycles.

The Bicycled project is creating what Lola Madrid calls "the perfect bike": a bicycle made with a frame harvested from recycled car metal, a reflective light made out of a turn signal, a seat and handlebar covered with car upholstery, and a seatpost clamp fashioned from a door handle. Since every bike is made from a different car, each one looks unique.

Lola Madrid explains the motivation behind the project: "Bicycled is not only a new type of bike, it is also a return to the roots of biking. It’s a handmade bike created specially by bicycle shop owners. Those fantastic creatures that are about to become extinct."

No word on which bicycle shop owners will be building out the bikes—or how much they’ll cost. But anyone interested in purchasing one can sign up for a mailing list here.

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