If you’re not familiar with Bixi Bike, it’s probably because you don’t have them in your city yet. No need to worry, I’m sure you’ll have them soon. It’s a public bicycle sharing system similar to Commune Auto or Zipcar, but for bicycles.
A little while ago I found a Bixi bike stand all alone on the side of the road. It looked so lonely all there by itself so I took home with me. Wouldn’t you? I contacted Bixi to come pick it up but they seemed focused on the success of their program and didn’t have time to come get it. So, naturally, I wanted to make something out of it.
In my workshop, there’s always music playing and it’s an important part of my work environment, so I turned the bixi chassis in into a speaker cabinet. The front is curved plexiglass that’s constantly in tension to hold the two 6″ drivers rigidly in place. I kept the plexiglass clear so the drivers look like they’re floating and one can still admire the elegance of the dock itself. Definitely one of my favorite found objects.
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