Custom hand Made bicycle wire art. Using recycled copper wire, brass and copper tubing all sculptures are hand made. If you have received your art and would like to leave feed back, feel free to post on the blog If you want to make a request you can email - Landsbooks@gmail.com or Brentslands@gmail.com. Please include Brand, Model and year of bike as well as a picture or Web link. Art will be added to EBay for Auction. Sorry, I had to disable the Contact Form due to unwanted SPAM. Robot Spammers!! You suck !! Find something better to do with your life!! Go Spam government sites and leave us alone!!
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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.