Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Wondrous Gift: Don's Cassette Christmas Tree

Century Cycles - Medina Chief Mechanic, Don Barnett, is not just a whiz with a bike wrench. He is also a true artist -- creating Century Cycles' first Christmas wheeth, writing a Christmas poem, and this year has outdone himself by building a Cassette Christmas Tree that was selected yesterday as Bike Rumor's Pic of the Day for Christmas:

Don told Bike Rumor: “This is a gift I made for my boss Scott (owner of Century Cycles). It took 3 cassettes and about 50 spacers. The “trunk” is a cassette packaging core screwed to an 1- 1/4″ dowell, the “skirt” is a spoke protector and the star is a spoke. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All.”

Such a wonderful creation by Don, and awesome to see it get national recognition by a popular bicycling website! Scott was thrilled and honored to receive such a gift, and you can now see Don's Cassette Christmas Tree on display at Century Cycles - Rocky River:

And yeah, yeah -- we all want to either (a) buy a Cassette Christmas Tree for our special cycling someones or (b) build one ourselves! (Once again, Don has set a trend.) Stay tuned -- we're pretty sure this isn't the last one you'll see....

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