Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by outsider13, Mar 20, 2011.
Could you use drum cymbals?
...I think cymbals big enough to fit 26" wheels won't be cheaper than real bicycle Moondiscs...
But please, do prove me wrong!
I FORGOT to mention the rim i made the discs for is a 24" rim, I haven't found lids big enough to fit 26" rims. But imagine discs on 24" rim w/3" a tire?? :idea: :shock: :mrgreen:
I just can't get used to the fact that a lot of Americans like to ride on childrens bikes...
But maybe these will also fit the modern 'deep dished' or V-shaped MTB rims you see more and more on low-end 26" bikes nowadays. Anyway, I'll be on the lookout for something similar you came up with: Cheap, big, round, slightly domed, and made out of metal...
Love the cool factor of this..and the affordability..but how do you fasten them ? And how do you air up the tire ?
It looks like a giant sized Jiffy Pop!
awesome I like it alot
How about grabbing some metal saucer snow sleds? This one is steel and already painted red. Plastic would be a lighter option. They are 26" total so could be cut down to fit inside 26" hoops.
Just a thought for smoothness! But I love the trash can lids! Plus these sleds are really expensive, but I'd bet there are cheaper options out there. I feel like they made aluminum ones when I was a kid?
The idea of a trashcanlid on a ratrod is perfect, but indeed: How cool would those smooth sled-discs be on a bike...
I can't imagine such a thing being expensive but then again I have not seen them over here in Holland... Also, reaching summertemperatures I don't think there are any snow-related toys in the stores anymore... Holland will reach the 77 degrees tomorrow! (and that's a good thing...)
You say, the're metal? Aluminum??? Man, that would be just perfect... Just sand off the paint while spinning the disc: Instant Mooncovers...
edit: Did a quick search. Snow-sleds ARE expensive. Toys are expensive... Kinda makes me glad I don't have any kids, yet... :wink:
Very cool idea! Five stars for creativity!
I was just thinking this a few minutes back when I saw some old cymbals for sale in an antique barn.
Each time I am at the salvage yard I look for things to turn into wheel covers. I have a galvanized trashcan here at home and the lid fits a 26" perfect. The only problem is that the trashcan came with the house when I bought it 7 yrs ago and I can't find another can or lid like this one anywhere. Not in hardware stores or anywhere else
i knew a guy that put a cymbal on his spokes on his bmx bike
Problem is, you need 4 similar discs. Or at least 2... Cymbals are usually not cheap and tend to crack when used 'wrong'.
Any drummers out there who can verify?
Not a drummer, but I was in the band (not *a* band, the band) and yes they are pricey and yes, they crack, but if found cheap, it would be worth a shot. The one's I saw at the antique place woud probably have been cheap, but would only have fit maybe a 20" wheel at largest, probably not even that size.
The set they use to march with were pretty large and I saw them dropped before and once during a big cymbal crash the girl inverted one, but the band directed popped it back. They would look sweet, especially polished.
No doubt about that!
I'd really like to see someone trying..
...but I think I won't have the guts to cut one to the right size if I'd get my hands on four identical cymbals at a thriftstore or fleamarket...
I dont know how easy it would be to cut a cymbal...aren't they "spun" metal?
I wouldn't try with shears or a saw, but an angle grinder with a cutting wheel or a dremel would do the trick.
Clever idea! Keep them coming!!!
How about some of these
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