Proof That Bike Scraps Can Be Turned Into Beautiful Artwork

Save for cycling enthusiasts, it's unlikely a pile of used bike parts has ever brought you much excitement. Time to reconsider. 100Hoopties is an ambitious design project by avid cycling enthusiast-cum-graphic artist Jennifer Beatty, who's challenged herself to reanimate a new iconic poster or image using only scrap bicycle parts, every day, for 100 days.

She may still be in the thick of it, but we couldn't wait until the end to pick out a few favorites. Get in on this, ya'll.

Original: Fargo promotional poster (1996)
Parts used: chain, red derailleur, cable ends, reflective bike decals.

Original: Detroit Red Wings logo (1932)
Parts used: brompted wheel, chain, reflectors, brake bolts.

Original: Saved By The Bell promotional logo (1989)
Parts used: Michellin Pro4 endurance road tire and chain, caffeine pills*


Original: Silence of the Lambs promotional poster (1991)
Parts used: chain derailleur cable end caps, pulley cages, brake levers, spring, v-brake cable guide.

Original: "Millions of Cyclists Choose Pirelli Tires" advertisement (1961)
Parts used: Intertia racing technology verdugo aluminum wheels, deep dish single speed wheel, 700x25 road wheel, chain.

Original: Warhol's "Campbell's Tomato Soup Can" (1968)
Parts used: chain, reflectors, derailleur cable end caps, reflective bike decals.

Original: Jaws promotional poster (1975)
Parts used: chain, derailleur cable end caps, derailleur cable.

Original: Heisenberg poster by Sean Williams (2012)
Parts used: chain, brake bolts, derailleur cable end caps.

Original: Picasso's "Guernica" (1937)
Parts used: chain derailleur cable, brake bolts, lock ring, schrader valves, brake levers, pulley cage, pulley works, cog, vintage rear derailleur, v-brake pull, bottom bracket, spring wheel protector, chain spacers.

Original: Adidas logo (1972)
Parts used: chain, chainring, lock rings, bottom bracket, derailleurs, brake levers, Schrader valves, Presta valve, bar grip, rear derailleur works, pulley cages, pulley cage works, bar end plug, brake bolts, spacer, brake pads, spring.

Original: Nirvana's "Nevermind" album cover (1991)
Parts used: chain, color anodized derailleur cable end caps, brake bolts, derailleur cable, $2 bill.

Original: Alf (1986)
Parts used: chain, derailleur cable, derailleur cable end camps.

Original: Star Wars Stormtroopers
Parts used: chain, lock rings, derailleur cable end caps, derailleur cable, cable housing, inner tube.

Original: Pac-Man (1980)
Parts used: chain, brake bolts, derailleur end caps, derailleur cable.

Original Charles and Ray Eames' Small Dot Pattern (1947)
Parts used: chain and reflectors.

Original: First generation MTV logo (1981)
Parts used: chain.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He's curious what beastly frankenbike could be fashioned from the sum of all these pieces.