This is not a complete step by step Instructable for you to follow, it will guide you to make a bike out of wire. I learned how to do this in Senegal, and this Instructable is me learning by doing.
if you have something to add, please do so, this Instructable is made for collaboration.
You should start with a thick long wire.
You should not cut the wire
the whole point is that you turn it to the right or to the left side to build the bike
Materials & tools
Wire - thin and a bit thicker wire
the more flexible the wire the easier it will be for you to build the bike.
the more stable you want the sculpture to be the thicker the wire that you should use.
Wire cutters (needle-nose pliers and wire cutters are sometimes combined in a single tool)
large nails or pens
1 pair of wire-cutters
1 pair of needlenose pliers
Useful: real models for inspiration, such us your own bike, or old toy cars.
Step 1: Turning the Wire
Step 2: More Turning
Step 3: Making the Fist Step
Step 4: More Turning- Holding the Shape
Step 5: An Example
Step 6: Making Small Curves
After you turn it down ( calculating the length of the bike) using a pencil or a nail you can make the round shape as seen in the picture.
Step 7: Repeat the Step
Step 8: Twisting Example
Step 9: The Spiral Shape
Then you continue with the thick wire twisting it down and then up to make a triangular shape as seen in the picture.
Step 10: Connecting the Shape
Step 11: Making the Right Connections
usually people do it exactly one after the other wire ended, leaving no space in between the wires
Step 12: Almost Ready
You are able to see how the thin wire was used.
You are able to see how the long wire is being constantly twisted to make the right shape.
Step 13: Making the Steering
Step 14: Steering
Step 15: More Steering Tips
Step 16: Steering Details
Step 17: Connecting Parts
Step 18: Getting Ready for the Tires
Step 19: To Make the Tires
Step 20: Making the Tires
Then using the thin wire you can connect the tire to the bike.
Step 21: Detail.
Step 22: Detail
Step 23: Connect the Tires to the Steering
you can now cut the wire extra wire
Step 24: Wheel Detail
Step 25: Finishing Up the Bike
Step 26: Detail
Step 27: Making the Pedal
Step 28: Using Cans for Style
cut the rest of the can to cover the shapes.
In this case I cut the body of the can into small strips to add some color into the bike.
Be careful the edges can cut you quite easily