If a bike is ridden a lot, it is going to break down. Parts are going to need to be replaced and some creative folks come up for cool uses for products that have outlived their usefulness on a bike. Reader John sent us the following via out Submit Your Hack link -
What do you do with an old Rock Shox Quadra fork once it’s past its usable life? You build a lamp out of it of course!
John blogs over at BeSelfPropelled.com and with some trips to some big box retailers and a craft store he came up with a cool looking lamp. Full instructions can be found on his blog. With such a lamp and some chairs, key holder, and art made of bike parts, one could create quite a room.