They’ve got to be heavy, and I can’t imagine how they might ride, but there’s no denying the post-apocalyptic awesomeness of sporting a bike you welded up yourself from a pile of rebar. Up top is a shot from the consistently-amusing-but-occassionally-offensive There, I Fixed It, that got me Googling around for more….
And this one is by Tempe, AZ, resident Matt Krise.
Finally, this cobbled-together frame is attributed to “the hermit who lives at the end of the Albany Bulb.”
Did I miss a good one? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks to Flickr user gdafm who sent me a link to his photo of this rebar handbrake lever (also rebar pedals and a rebar bike seat attached to a pedal-powered grain mill) made by Jesse Austin Brenneman. There’s video showing its action here.
I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.View more articles by Sean Michael Ragan