If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University’s graduate Oliver Staiano, CycleHangers is a set of innovative coat hangers recycled from defunct BMX bicycle parts. They combine the elements of your beloved cycle with high quality wood, in a sleek design that uses neither glue nor screws.

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The hooks on the CycleHangers are either made from laminate wood or created from spokes taken from the wheels, making the most of the old two-wheeler remains. We spotted this sleek idea at this year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, which is part of an open-source project calledCo-oproduct. Co-oproduct is an open-source Community Interest Company (CIC) that groups plenty of creative reuse projects online, with step-by-step instructions to MIY (Make It Yourself). Check out how to make these cool CycleHangers here!

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