When a bike part breaks, most of us BMXers tend to just chuck it in the bin then quickly move on to something new – often not much thought is given to what the old part can be used for. I know a few riders who have ‘BMX Graveyards’ in their garage/shed, a large number of mid-school frames are just left to hang on the wall as a trophy or memento of simple times.
However, there are a select few creative individuals who saw this ‘useless’ hunk of scrap metal as an opportunity to create something unique and rather special. That’s what this weeks article is all about. Creativity.
Here’s a few examples of what can be done if you put your mind to it, (it also helps if you’re mechanically-minded and have access to a grinder and/or welder. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve said “that’s cool as hell” to myself while writing this article, have a look and then use your old scrap parts to create something incredible!