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Velocity offers upcycled bike-rim clothes hangers

Published January 24, 2014
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (BRAIN) — Velocity USA is now making clothes hangers out of scrap rims that did not meet its quality control standards. The clothes hangers are available individually or in four-packs, and are available at wholesale for dealers who want to sell them or use them for displays.
Each hanger is handmade in Grand Rapids, Mich., out of a Velocity Deep V rim. The hook is made of two Velocity 14 gauge spokes, and affixed with two DT Swiss brass nipples. Each hanger is hand-cut, each hook is hand-bent.
The company said the supply is limited. "These are time consuming to make, and frankly, when the riding season starts we're just not going to have time to make more of these. When they are gone, they're gone. Maybe they'll be back for 2015, but no guarantees," Velocity said in a release.
Retail price $7.99 each or $27.99 for four-pack.
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