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bike chain tea light holders - set of 2

by Graham Bergh
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Wheel of Fire

Whether you're a recreational cyclist or a die-hard wheel warrior, every road you pedal leads you home. And what would make that home more inviting than the welcoming flicker of candlelight from this pair of recycled bike chain tea light holders. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled bike chain, the solidly built tea light holder combines warm, ambient light with rugged, contemporary style. Comes with two tea light candles. Handcrafted by Graham Bergh in Oregon.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21239
Made from
wax, recycled bike chain
Measurements
.88" H x 2.25" dia
Notes
Clean with dry cloth. One tea light candle included.
  • the maker
Graham Bergh

Graham Bergh

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. For the next three years, he tinkered with repurposing used bike parts, and in 1994 started Resource Revival.

Every year, this team of bicycle craftsmen collects thousands of pounds of used parts, drawing from bike shops nationwide, and revives them into home accents like bottle openers, frames and clocks.

"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. "Buying recycled products 'closes the loop' and helps keep used parts out of landfills." collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Holds candles upright (9)
  • Catches drips (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (8)
  • Patio (7)
  • Decoration (6)
  • Living room (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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5.0

Light Up the Cyclist's World

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from New York, NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Holds Candles Upright

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Patio

    Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

    Wonderful gift idea for the cycling enthusiast.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    neato gift for the bicycle friend

    By 

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Holds Candles Upright

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Dining Room
      • Gifts
      • Living Room
      • Patio

      Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

      Very snazzy and it comes with votive candles-bonus!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      they are ok

      By 

      from St. Louis Missouri

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Holds Candles Upright

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

      Well I have to say im a little dissapointed, the item seems covered with some kind of paint. This is one of the gifts im getting for my boyfriend birthday and he is a bycicle person. Although I like the overall design I wish this were not painted.

      I like them but nut sure if I would buy them again.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great for outside entertaining

      By 

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Catches Drips
      • Holds Candles Upright

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Gifts
        • Patio

        Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

        Heavy enough to not blow away. works on a patio or backyard entertaining.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        re-CYCLING

        By 

        from Rhode Island

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Catches Drips
        • Great Gift Idea
        • Holds Candles Upright
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

        Finding unique gifts can be difficult. These tea light holders were perfect!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Must have for the biker in your life

        By 

        from Connecticut

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Catches Drips
        • Holds Candles Upright

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Living Room
          • Patio

          Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

          This was the third piece from the bike chain collection I have purchased.(star ornament and bowl were already given as gifts and loved) They are all unique, well made, solid pieces. My friend loved each and every one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Loved this!!

          By 

          from Fort Worth, TX

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Holds Candles Upright

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Gifts
            • Living Room
            • Patio

            Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

            This was a gift so I cannot speak to its overall quality but the product was exactly what I had hoped for and seemed to be durable and well put together. Awesome product!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Unique gift for bike riders.

            By 

            from Frazee, Minnesota

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Catches Drips
            • Holds Candles Upright

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Entry
              • Gifts
              • Patio

              Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

              These candle holders make a fun gift for bike riders, especially when you add in the bike chain frame.

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Sibbling
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Perfect way to repurpose used materials

              By 

              from Eagle Rock, Virginia

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Catches Drips
              • Holds Candles Upright

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Patio

                Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

                A clever gift in a great price range. Suitable for a man or a woman.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice gift for Brother-in-Law

                By 

                from Vancouver, WA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Local artist
                • Very unique

                Cons

                • Painted a flat grey

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BIKE CHAIN TEA LIGHT HOLDERS - SET OF 2:

                  Didn't like they were painted. I have gotten other items from line and they come natural.

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  337votes, 37 comments

                  Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                  From bracelets, to business card holders, to clocks, Graham Bergh has given us lots of great recycled bike part designs! Do you love his latest chain creation?

                  Lea
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I just don't see a big buy on this product. I mean, a bike chain? You might as well make one out of a telephone cord.

                  Amanda
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think the price is expensive but I think there are people who would really like these.

                  jan
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  good price- my son would love this! A lot of young men especially. Very cool

                  Laurel

                  Again, clever, but not my thing.

                  Susan

                  As an Oregonian, I can appreciate this product. Beauty is a concept--many would not see the appeal, but a unique idea for those that do.

                  Nadine
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Coming from a person who wears a bracelet made from the lining of an old bike tire(!), I love them!

                  david
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  nicely thoughtout, will coordinate with other bike-chaim items offred inthe past and make good items to lob a fighting kids.

                  Diana
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  This is a great "guy" gift. My brother has a bike chain bottle opener he uses all the time.

                  Saskia
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Not a wheel/gear/chain type gal.

                  Tim
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very cool looking and the price is ok. Made in USA. I'd pick 'em up.

                  Mary Margaret
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think these are neat. Oregon is the place to be for up an coming artists. Bicycling is huge all over and I can see a market for these male AND female alike =)

                  Amy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think these are really cool. I know several guys and girls who would like these. The price is a little too high though:(

                  sharon
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Who would choose these? Would be a very low quantity!

                  sharon
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  who are you appealing to? I guess the bicyclist? No....

                  Lucy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Handmade, North American product that would appeal to a niche market, I say go!

                  Eva
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  i think that it's too expensive for JUST 2 little TEA LIGHT holders!!!!!!! either don't sell them or drop the price!

                  Britney
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like and agree with the phone cord comment

                  Lee
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I wouldn't be interested in buying them but I can imagine a lot of people would. Price isn't to bad either.

                  Carole
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Good if u want to repair your bike!

                  K. C.
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I think they are cool, but if you're not much of a bicyclist, they probably aren't going to appeal as much.

                  Fotini
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  cute, my husband would love

                  Terri
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  clever use of a recycled material!

                  Paulina
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Not my generation I think. Maybe. But it definitely has its appeal.

                  Rebecca
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  A certain market might appreciate these holders, but I wouldn't buy or gift them.

                  leigh
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  COOL!

                  Debi
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It's uncommon alright. So uncommon that nobody will ever have one.

                  Clark
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  great for motorcycle enthusiasts/mechanics too

                  david
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  finally something likeable

                  Megan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Cute idea but too expensive.

                  Megan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Cute idea but too expensive for something that you have to keep buying the candles for.

                  Kelly
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Unique gift for bike lovers. I could see my dad liking these. I would buy it in a bigger size i think, tea lights are too small

                  Tina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  looks very cheap!!

                  Merle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Fun present for a cyclist

                  Richard
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  still waiting for something truly uncommon such as in you great new catalog!

                  Debbie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I probably would not purchase them but I can see where there would be an interest in this item!

                  Natalie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  A great gift for biking enthusiasts and also for men. My partner would love these.

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