Bike Chain Bowl

Handmade from upcycled bike chain, this bowl makes a distinctive spot for keys and small, personal items.
created by

Graham Bergh

$78.00

Graham Bergh created by

Graham Bergh

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Re-Cycling

Since he was a kid, Graham Bergh has been making things out of found objects. After getting his Master's in Economics and Environmental Policy, he wanted to become an innovative recycling professional when he got a flat tire on his bike and said, "Hmmm...interesting material..." So he got to building creations by hand out of recycled bicycle parts, and soon gathered a team of artists to come up with new ideas and assemble the ideas they had. The results are distinctive accents like this bike chain bowl, which is perfect for keys, change and more. Handmade in Oregon.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Oregon

Graham Bergh

created by

Graham Bergh

location

Oregon

“We envision a sustainable future where consumers are conscious of the origin of the food they eat, the energy they consume, and the products they buy.”

In 1991, Graham Bergh was riding his bike to his recycling job when he got a flat. Being a savvy recycler, he took the inner tube and made a cradle for his stereo speakers. Three years later, he started his own company focusing on reviving and refashioning spent bike gear.

Every year, Graham and his team of bicycle craftspeople collect thousands of pounds of used parts, drawing from bike shops nationwide. The pieces that still have life in them are donated to a local non-profit group that teaches bicycle repair to children, and the ones that are beyond repair are made into edgy home accents and accessories.

"We envision a sustainable future where commerce flourishes in a world powered by renewable energy, and where consumers are conscious of the origin of the food they eat, the energy they consume, and the products they buy," says Graham.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
metal
Measurements
10" Diameter, 2" H
Ingredients
Item ID
14103

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsBike Chain Bowl
 
4.9

(based on 188 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (166)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (158)
  • Unique (149)
  • Durable (146)
  • Bright (23)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (107)
  • Office (102)
  • Living room (72)
  • Kitchen (39)
  • Bedroom (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (129), High-end shopper (20), Budget shopper (19), Stylish (11), Practical (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (105), No (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect!

The gift was great for a guy that was hard to buy for AND into biking. He really liked it and actually looked immediately for just the right place to display it. I bought...Read complete review

The gift was great for a guy that was hard to buy for AND into biking. He really liked it and actually looked immediately for just the right place to display it. I bought some of those little plastic feet things to put on the bottom, since the product is sort of rough, due to the fact its made out of a used bike chain.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice design and build, but I'm unhappy

This is fairly expensive for a bowl made of bicycle chain, but I bought it anyway for the novelty and to give it to my brother, who is a bike nut. The quality...Read complete review

This is fairly expensive for a bowl made of bicycle chain, but I bought it anyway for the novelty and to give it to my brother, who is a bike nut. The quality of the bowl itself does not disappoint -- it is nicely designed and the welds look sturdy. My issue with the bowl is that it arrived with a cork coaster included, which implies there may be issues with this bowl on some surfaces. If that is the case, then I would expect the design of a bowl this expensive to include protection, either through some integrated protector on the bottom or perhaps via grinding the entire bottom of the bowl until it is smooth enough not to require a coaster. The lack of attention to that last few percent of design and usability had a big impact on my overall perception of the product. I will still give the bowl to my brother, but not as enthusiastically.

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5.0

Very very cool

By 

from St Louis MO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

      This is a very cool item! Was bigger & heavier than expected which actually made me happy. Quality is outstanding! Highly recommend it for a bike lover!! ❤️❤️

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Perfect house warming gift.

      By 

      from Victoria, MN

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

        What do you buy a guy who's moving into his new home? This bike chain bowl! It's really cool. We have filled it with local rocks that the kids have collected along the way. It's a nice decorative piece, and functional too. I bought this piece 2 years ago and it's still one of our favorites.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Cool Functional Art

        By 

        from Dover, DE

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts
          • Large Rooms
          • Outside
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

          Cool design and creative use of upcycled bike parts. My son loved it. Heavy and well crafted.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Recommended for the "hard to buy" person!

          By 

          from Missouri

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Very well made/designed. Sleek and contemporary

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Gifts
            • Large Rooms
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

            Could not see how the chain held it's shape and believe me, the guys were turning it every which way and the one that received the bowl is a welder.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt especially at Christmas time.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes, Yes
             
            5.0

            Great gift

            By 

            from Huntington Beach, ca

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

              They are avid cyclists and loved the bowl.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
               
              5.0

              Gift for my son. He loved it, different n unique!

              By 

              from Wa state

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

                  Different n unique!!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Gift

                  By 

                  from Warminster, PA

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Large Rooms
                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

                    This was an absolutely perfect gift for someone very difficult to find the right gift for. His face lit up and he absolutely loved it!! He said it as was the best gift ever.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    AWESOME IN EVERY WAY!

                    By 

                    from IRVINE, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Clean

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts
                      • Small Rooms

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

                      AWESOME EVERYTHING

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      Picture does not reflect actual size very well

                      By 

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Large Rooms

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

                        There is no size given in the description and the picture does not reflect the size very well. This is a BIG bowl. It is 10" across. A standard dinner plate is 9", so that you have a comparison. While very nice-looking and well-made it is not a small little change or key bowl. Size should be indicated on the website.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Best cycler gift

                        By 

                        from Washington DC

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Bike Chain Bowl:

                        She loved it!

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