New Bikes out of Old Cars

There are few things sadder than a junk yard full of broken down old cars.  They’re like rusty souvenirs of the failed (and continuously failing) American dream.  Not only did these poor machines unknowingly burn up our skies, but they weren’t made to last or have second lives.
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That’s why this  company’s project is so appreciated.  LOLA Madrid has found a way to give old clunkers new life in a far more sustainable and healthy means of transportation –bicycles.  The cars’ upholstery is used to make seats, doors become part of the frame, turn signals become reflective lights; the list goes on and on.  No longer do these dismal roadsters need to sit abandoned in the lot.  They can bring joy to people once again, helping with the issue of recycling old materials as well as providing a healthier, more eco-friendly way to get from A to B.  Wonderful!

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6 Comments on “New Bikes out of Old Cars”

  1. dr1ven February 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Very cool… My two favorite things wrapped up into one!! Love cycling and love cars!!! Great video!!!

  2. EZPC Recycle, Inc. February 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Reblogged this on SoCal's Electronics Recycling Resource and commented:
    Upcycling at its finest!

  3. jpgreenword February 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Any clues as to where they get their cars and what happens to the rest of the vehicles after they’ve taken what they need?
    Either way, it’s a great example of upcycling! And those bike seats look so comfortable!

    • utopiandreaming February 20, 2013 at 12:38 am #

      It doesn’t look like they’ve provided any information about where they are retrieving old cars or how much of each car is recycled on their website (bicycledbikes.com), but they do encourage anyone with questions to write them at questions@bicycledbikes.com. I’m sure they’d be happy to tell you.
      And they do look comfy indeed!

      • jpgreenword February 20, 2013 at 8:16 am #

        Thank you very much for the link.

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