Hope everyone has very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!! I will still be taking orders, but its too late to make Christmas deliveries.
Make sure you email me the images or web link of the bike you want made to speed the quote process. I will be adding art to my web site and Ebay so keep checking back. You can view the Ebay art via the button below.
Custom hand Made bicycle wire art. Using recycled copper wire, brass and copper tubing all sculptures are hand made. Send Email using the Contact form for request. New art will be added with the option to add to cart. If you have received your art and would like to leave feed back, feel free to post on the blog If you want to place a custom order use the contact form below or email me at Landsbooks@gmail.com or Brentslands@gmail.com. Please include Brand, Model and year of bike as well as a picture or Web link.
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Vintage Schwinn Panther Replica (1953)
Eddy Merckx Replica (SOLD!! )
Greg LeMond Replica
About the Artist
I enjoy tinkering and working with wood. I am also an avid cyclist an interest that I now share with my son.
About my hobby.
I first started working with wire and solder back in 1990 while I was an electronic tech. During my down time I would tinker with electronic components soldering them together to make various art, drums guitars, ships and other sculptures. Being an avid cyclist I decided I would try and make a bicycle. The first bike I made was very small due to the limitations of the materials at the time. I then started making art to give to co-workers and friends as gifts. That is when someone told me I should start selling my art. My first bike I sold was to a co-worker who commissioned me to make a BMX bike for her son’s birthday cake. I made the bike with copper wire from coax cable and various other wires from a television PC board. This was the first attempt at painting. Seeing my customer’s appreciation for my work gave me great joy and inspired me to do more. I soon started making templates form the more popular bikes like Cervelo, Trek and Specialized. I placed my art on EBay and they sold!! I got the bright Idea to advertise “please email me with special orders with a picture of your bike and I will make a scale model” That and word of mouth greatly increased the request for my work but also decreased the joy in making the bikes. I still enjoyed receiving the feedback from customers but it started feeling like work. I took a break for a while and just made a few pieces as I found time, taking more time and adding more details using better materials. These days I enjoy working on art for my co-workers and cyclist friends. My wife is set up in our shop with her crafts as well; it makes it more enjoyable to have her there to get her ideas and motivation.
A little about the process. I use recycled copper wire I received from an electrical contractor. Various diameters for different parts of the bike. I use a template that I have drawn out for the frame of each model and brand of bike that I make so the dimensions are as close as possible, scaled down of course. The rest, the wheels, handlebars, saddle etc. are pretty much freehand forming and soldering the joints. I then mount each piece to an oak pedestal and paint as close to factory colors as possible. I plan to continue with my hobby and share my works with people who are interested and appreciate having a handmade replica of their bike to display.
Please read I appreciate the huge response , interest and all the positive comments . I am checking my emails daily, be patient I will reply as soon as I can. I will respond with a quote after I have reviewed your request. Please respond with an acceptance of quote or not interested so I can file your email accordingly. I will add your bike to the customer order list, the page link button is at the bottom of the page. Wire art replicas take between 2-3 days to complete depending on the level of detail including paint cure time before shipping. All transactions are through PayPal. When work has been completed the images will be posted here for your review before I send an invoice through PayPal.
Hope that helps. To help hold down the email spam, please only serious request. Feel free to post on my blog with any comments or suggestions you may have.