There’s no doubt that Fidget Spinners have been the latest trend that has been popping up everywhere. We’ve seen probably a million videos popping up on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. the past few weeks. There has been a ton of people getting creative and making unique ones that are pretty cool. Today, we stumbled across a video of one Fidget Spinner made from a bike chain that we thought was interesting and pretty easy to make. A quick search on Youtube revealed that there were a bunch of tutorials on How To Make A Bike Chain Fidget Spinner that all pretty much do the same thing. We figured some of you might be interested in making your own, so below are a few tutorial examples. All you need is a chain, a bearing and some zip ties to make this work. You will likely need a Chain Breaker, too, but it’s not completely necessary since the video below shows you a work around for that. You can also use a bolt and nut to help keep it from rubbing when you hold it to keep it spinning longer as well. Love ’em or hate ’em, this is a pretty interesting idea that’s BMX related. We’re digging that half link one on the bottom. Take a peek!
Bonus points in this video for showing a trick to break a chain without a chain breaker in the video above.
“Search through your workbench, gather some old bike parts and make your own fidget spinner. This is a really simple toy to make. Will you be making your own hand spinner/fidget spinner? Any suggestions for further upgrades, let us know below! Happy spinning!” – Chain Reaction Cycles
“I just used bike chain for Fidget Spinner looking good and easy to make.” – JS Useful
The first two videos above show you how to make a bike chain fidget spinner using zip ties to holds the chain together. Essentially you need to break the chain down to length, then use one long or two shorter zip ties to connect it into a circle that fits tightly around the bearing. It looks like skateboard wheel bearing would do the trick the best. You could use hub bearings or even a bottom bracket bearing if you wanted to get crazy. After you get it all together, you can use hot glue to hold the chain in place on the bearing even better. Pretty basic and a pretty cool idea.
What do you think? Any tips or tricks you have? Let us know in the comments below!