Posts Tagged ‘bike parts’

Cash for clunkers, Portland version

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Having cooled down a bit after my latest rant about Cash for clunkers I am happy to see that there are other responses to this folly. Unconsumption reported yesterday about a bike shop in Portland who have taken the matter into their own hands with a Cash for clunkers bike version programme. Only, they upcycle the usable parts of the clunker bikes, instead of throwing them away. What an idea, huh?

AfriGadget and creative recycling

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bookmark this site, trashies.  It’s a blog highlighting creative, African grown soultions. The AfriGadget tagline is “Solving everyday problems with African ingenuity”.   Case in point: this post on iron workers in Kenya who fashion chisels from old vehicle gearshifts and automate bellows with old bike parts.  Photo ripped from AfriGadget, click through for a video of this simple machine in action.


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