can't afford moon discs Soooo.....

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  1. Beau

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    Could you use drum cymbals?
     
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    Visually YES!
    8)

    But...

    ...I think cymbals big enough to fit 26" wheels won't be cheaper than real bicycle Moondiscs...
    But please, do prove me wrong!
     
  3. outsider13

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    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:
     
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    Bummer!
    I just can't get used to the fact that a lot of Americans like to ride on childrens bikes...
    :mrgreen: :wink: :p

    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...
     
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    Love the cool factor of this..and the affordability..but how do you fasten them ? And how do you air up the tire ?
     
  6. Bigcam59

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    It looks like a giant sized Jiffy Pop! :D
     
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    awesome I like it alot
     
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    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?

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    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...
    8)

    edit: Did a quick search. Snow-sleds ARE expensive. Toys are expensive... Kinda makes me glad I don't have any kids, yet... :wink:
     
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    Very cool idea! Five stars for creativity!
     
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    I was just thinking this a few minutes back when I saw some old cymbals for sale in an antique barn.
     
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    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
     
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    i knew a guy that put a cymbal on his spokes on his bmx bike
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
    :?
     
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    I dont know how easy it would be to cut a cymbal...aren't they "spun" metal?
     
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    I wouldn't try with shears or a saw, but an angle grinder with a cutting wheel or a dremel would do the trick.
     
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    Clever idea! Keep them coming!!!
     
  20. miloziffel

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    How about some of these
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/NSF-Aluminum-LID-ONLY-Commercial-100QT-Stock-Pot-/370327764873?pt=Cookware&hash=item5639413f89
     

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