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Can you help me out on my clock project please

sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
edited February 2015 in Road general
Hi I would like to make one of them clocks from old cycling parts there are some good designs out there but I would like to keep it basic

So if anyone has the following il be a happy man I'm looking for the stuff that's going to be chucked so I'm willing to pay postage :-)

The follwing is what I would need if any ideas on designs please say

A big ring 53t bare material
A cassette
And some spokes flat blade would be better

I have a chain so Thats a start

This is what I'm thinking of


BFABD83B-9EC3-4EC3-B17B-05C93D46CD01_zpszgckjjuk.png
When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


De rosa superking 888 di2

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Just head down the local recycling place and get whatever you want.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    I live on portland and if anyone knows the place .anything that is shiny or looks good is locked away in there containers
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    Gonna have to make me one of those for my garage/workshop...
  • de_sistide_sisti Posts: 1,184
    sigorman85 wrote:

    The follwing is what I would need if any ideas on designs please say

    A big ring 53t bare material
    A cassette
    And some spokes flat blade would be better

    I have a chain so Thats a start
    Why don't you just go out and buy the stuff, you skinflint :wink:
  • de_sistide_sisti Posts: 1,184
    Wow ! I've just crept over the 1000 posting mark. :P
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    De Sisti wrote:
    sigorman85 wrote:

    The follwing is what I would need if any ideas on designs please say

    A big ring 53t bare material
    A cassette
    And some spokes flat blade would be better

    I have a chain so Thats a start
    Why don't you just go out and buy the stuff, you skinflint :wink:

    No need for that !!!
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    sigorman85 wrote:
    De Sisti wrote:
    sigorman85 wrote:

    The follwing is what I would need if any ideas on designs please say

    A big ring 53t bare material
    A cassette
    And some spokes flat blade would be better

    I have a chain so Thats a start
    Why don't you just go out and buy the stuff, you skinflint :wink:

    No need for that !!!

    There is if no one is going to give it to you .....
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • I think you need a freewheel and not a cassette, the one in the picture is a freewheel.

    I've got a silver chainring (52 or 53, can't remember), I've got a freewheel which is shot, but it is not silver, more kind of brass coloured. I have one black big black flat spoke, but not as big as those in the photo... are they actually spokes? I obviously have tons of round spokes
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    Cool I don't think they are spokes in the pic but I can sort that at work as I work for a engineering company and thought that spokes would be a nice touch

    How much postage would you like
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • Should be 4 pounds
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    That's cool can you pm me your paypal and il send over my address
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    All sorted many thanks maybe one day I can return the favour
    Thanks again

    Will post a pic when it's done
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • That clock looks great - nicer than the wheel ones (I think they're too big).
    Do you have a link to how to make it?
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    Sorry I have no link it looks fairly simple to make if your a hands on person. I will tack weld mine together and then glue the mechanism to the rear
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • I worked for Rolls Royce (aero) in Bristol a long while ago. We had to get special permission to draw round components with 4 or 12 equispaced features because the scrap rate on them was twice as high as normal :D
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    Haha all out the back doors then lol I work with a few old but very good engineers that are from Wolverhampton that worked for RR
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    My first attempt - 160mm rotor, 22T chainring, 13T+11T sprockets:
    Clock_zpsxjnxsree.jpg
    ... needs nicer hands, and I might lose the second hand altogether..
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I always wanted to make a clock out of used bike bits but never found the time
  • sigorman85sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    That's a good attempt im just waiting on the mechanism and il have a go il post a pic when it's done ive got a few other ideas but need a few chains if anyone has some
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • sigorman85 wrote:
    That's a good attempt im just waiting on the mechanism and il have a go il post a pic when it's done ive got a few other ideas but need a few chains if anyone has some

    probably cheaper to buy a chain that post one - or have you tried your local bike shop? they must be constantly throwing out old bits
  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    I always wanted to make a clock out of used bike bits but never found the time
    :) teehee
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
    I always wanted to make a clock out of used bike bits but never found the time

    :roll:
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