August 4, 2009

Accessorize!

By Elisa | 5 Comments »

I love my bike.  However, it is not without it’s little faults.  One being that is rusting a bit on the bottom of the top tube.  Which has caused the paint to chip.  Then add a U-lock, trips on the bike rack and…well, it isn’t pretty.  I am trying to find the paint to match exactly (harder than you think!), but need to keep it from spreading in the meantime.

Oh, did I mention I crochet?  Well, I decided to crochet up a little top tube cover.  Isn’t it lovely?  The hardest part was crocheting it onto Freddy Mercury.  I have to say, it looks damn good!

Behold my masterpiece

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before-top tube

before-top tube

after top tube

after top tube

close up prettiness

close up prettiness

awesomely hot!

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Comments

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  1. On August 4th, 2009 Richard said:

    Crochet a jacket for the entire frame. You could start a trend! It ROCKS!

  2. On August 5th, 2009 Cyclin' Missy said:

    Nice work! I love the crafty creativeness!

  3. On August 5th, 2009 inkandpen said:

    Lovely! And I’m with Richard: a crocheted bike frame would be AWESOME.

  4. On August 6th, 2009 ksteinhoff said:

    You’ve started me thinking. I have a piece of innertube held on my top tube with Velcro strips to keep the bar end shifters from scratching it if the bars swing over.

    I’m not sure I’m ready for the crochet look, though. Aren’t you afraid it’ll hold water against your frame and cause rust after you’ve ridden in the rain?

  5. On August 6th, 2009 Elisa M said:

    K-I hadn’t thought about that until you brought it up. I guess if/when that happens I will take it off and then reattach it with buttons. Been meaning to learn how to crochet button holes anyway!

    I almost used old tubes, but I liked the look of the crochet.

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