Intro: Bicycle Frame Lamp
So...I got my hands on a broken KTM carbon fiber bicycle frame, and decided not to throw it away, and do a cool looking lamp.
The frame got crushed by a truck in a warehouse, it was pretty damaged in the rear, but the front was new.
Lets start the project, go to the first step :D
Step 1: Cuting the Frame
The frame had a long crack in the top tube, so i cut it where the crack ended.
I used a circular saw at work.
Step 2: Base Part 1
I cut 2 acrylics with 37cm by 14cm from a 10mm black matte acrylic sheet.
Step 3: Base Part 2
I wanted to be able to turn the lamp.
So i decided to glue 3 acrylic hinges in the base.
I glued 2 small acrylic spacers with magnets to stay in place.
Step 4: The Trouble Light
The lamp itself was made with a modified orange trouble light.
I have made some cuts on the light handle, to be able to fit it in the frame.
The trouble light fitted snugly in the frame.
So I didn't had to hold it with nothing, like screws or glue.
Step 5: Head Tube Cover
I needed too cover the head tube on the top.
So i had to cut a plastic circle to fit in the tube.
And then, i drilled a hole in the center, to pass the cord to the trouble light.
Step 6: Cable Management
In the first photo, you see the cable passing thru the original brake cable hole.
I only had to enlarge the hole, to fit the cable without damaging it.
Step 7: Base Part 3
In this step I finished the base.
I drilled a hole to pass the cord again.
I screwed 2 closet rod flanges to the base, then screwed the frame to the flanges with self-drilling screws.
The frame becomes attached to the base.
Step 8: Final Touches
For a final touch, I used again an original brake cable hole to pass a piece of cord, along the bottom tube to another hole that I had drilled.
I fixed the cord with zip ties to the original frame spares.
This cord it's just for aesthetics purpose.
In the main cord i atached a black power plug and a switch
Sorry, I dont have photos for this
Step 9: Final Result
It was a great journey, from a smashed frame, to a awesome lamp, to place on my bed room. ;D
Hope you like it.
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