Are you an enthusiast cyclist? Do you love biking? Do you want to add a bit of your love for biking in your room? If you answered yes to these questions, then today we are bringing you an easy-to-do DIY bike clock that you can use to decorate your room and show your love for cycling. Below we made a list of a basic outline of the necessary steps that you will need to take to make your bike clock.
· First, you will need a bike wheel. And to prep it, you will need a wrench to undo the cycle wheel hub and take its axel out. You will also need to make the numbers that you are going to put in for your clock. Feel free to pick out and design those numbers however you feel like. You can also design and paint the bike wheel however you like as well.
· You will also need to make the clock face which you can do using cardboard or any other material that you may have lying around. You are again free to decide how you want to paint and design your clock face.
· Going back to your wheel, you will need a chainring to attach to the center of the wheel which you can do using superglue or a glue gun. Goes without saying, but you must handle with care. This component can be easily found on your unused bikes, and since you are harvesting a bike wheel, getting a chairing won’t be much of an issue.
· Then you would want to cut a hole in the center of your clock face. You would also need to get a cassette adapter which can again be extracted from where you got your chainring from. Attach the two using superglue. Now you have your clock face ready to be placed.
· For the next step, you will need a clock module and fasteners or anything that you can use to secure the clock module to the body. Clock modules are where the clock hands going to be placed and these can be usually found at your home or any hardware store. So, take your clock module and securely attach it to the clock body by using the fasteners which you would tie around the chainring we have installed before.
· Then place and attach the clock face to the clock module through the hole you made. Make some clock hands as per your wish and design and then attach it to the dials of the clock module. Put in some batteries and voila! Congratulations now you have your very own bike wheel clock.
As a side note, since you are using extremely adhesive materials like superglue, be very careful when handling them, and be sure to properly let everything set and dry before moving on to the next step. There are also YouTube videos that you can look up to use as a guide.