Tuesday, January 17, 2012

100 Bike Parts for 100 Days of School

Eli has a project at school that involves 100 of something.  On Friday, it is the 100th day of school for him, so the project can be anything that represents 100.

It was a pretty easy concept for me to wrap my head around.  Eli is always riffling through my parts and tools while I'm working downstairs, and I'm painfully aware while I clean up after him that there are hundreds of small parts and pieces that I currently have little or no use for.

So here it is.  100 individual bike parts, bolted together in a small work of art.  Eli was so proud of it.  It was very exciting for him to go through the counting process, as well as figuring out ways to put them together.

If you look closely, you can see chainrings, bottom brackets, cranks, chainring bolts, headset top caps, star nuts, brake shoes, brake calipers, cables, suspension remote lockout switches, XTR pedals, XTR skewers, headset spacers....it was actually really fun.

I hope it's at least unique.  It is to us.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I have 3 sons and we were always doing stuff like this. Eli is a fortunate child.

TK said...

Kids can bring the creativity out in anyone, I think. And, vice versa!

tk

kirk said...

cool, I bet you could e-bay something like this as 'art'!