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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