Mountain bike into planter, any tips?
I have had my father's old mountain bike in my basement since about early 2006. He passed away unexpectedly and I inherited it, it was the bike I had given him a few years before, and I haven't had the heart to throw it away.
Today I got the idea that maybe oh maybe I could put it in the garden as a planter, or at least to hold planters, and of course I thought of this forum!
I tried looking for pictures, but they're all vintage bicycles, this one is a straight-handled cheap mountain bike, with gear shifts on the handles. I'm thinking I would remove the gear shift from the handles and clip the cables off, not sure if I want to try to remove the whole gear assembly from the back wheel, only if I know I can get it back on again.
Do you think this is nuts? Any tips on prepping the bike, paint, attaching planters?
Any suggestions or info you could give me would be much appreciated!