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Can someone post up an instructable to make a cardboard rim cover thing?(You'll see what I mean)

I saw this dude with a cardboard front rim and I was wondering how to do it without messing up. I also don't know how to make the circle. ( Actually a good circle ) I feel stupid for that.. Kinda like this picture.

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PKM8 years ago
Remember it won't be a flat circle because bike wheels are wider at the hub than where the spokes meet the rim, so it will actually be a very shallow cone (sort of yarmulke shaped :) ) To make one of these out of cardboard you'll need to cut a small slice out (like Pacman with his mouth nearly closed) and join the cut edges together.
JerryMopar8 years ago
I betcha what would be even beter would be to make them out of coroplast!! more weather-proof than cardboard, and a little bit lighter!
Goodhart8 years ago
Looks like the circle(s) were made, painted, and then placed in each side of the wheel and tied (sewed ? ) on with some sort of twine when used the spokes to hold both halves on.
Or possibly Zip ties, cut the 'tail' off for neat points...
Something that could have the "ends" hidden, somehow.. Now that I think about it, he isn't using the spokes to hold the pieces on, but to make sure they rotate with the tire.
Hmm It would be cool to have static ones if they appeared to be part of the rim it would be like anti spinners...
Or ones like those new things they put on cars nowadays, that keep spinning after the car has come to a rest.
yeah the idea was that they wouldn't spin while the bike was moving creating a very strange looking scene for onlookers...
or throw in some gears and counterweights to make them spin backwards....that would freak out the normal bystander LOL
Actually I always wondered if that could be done easily with spinners, it would be funny...
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