Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Live Streaming

In preparation for the Steam Punk bike ride two Sundays ago, I made up a quick pair of recycled streamers for my handlebars.  In just a few easy steps, you can make a pair of your own and wow all your friends!

It's a simple matter of taking two discarded inner tubes and once you've decided on the length that you want the streamers to be, cut the tube on either side of the valve stem.

Make one cut all the way around at right angles to the stem.

Using a pair of scissors, cut along the length of the tube and make as many 3 or 4 mm. strips as you can manage.

If you're lucky there will be a hole in the end of your handgrip and it's a simple matter of pushing the valve stem into the hole and voila - recycled streamers.

If the hole isn't big enough, use a drill to widen the hole, remembering to not make the orifice too big - you want some resistance to hold the streamers in place.

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