These miniature bicycles sell fast! Get yours early to avoid disappointments with slower shipping over the pre-Christmas season.
All Mini Bicycles come strung with thread to hang as an ornament unless otherwise requested. They can also stand on their own with the functioning kickstand. Bicycles measure approximately 8cm long, 5cm high.
There is a personalized tag option available. Please do send me a message with the words/name/numbers you would like stamped on the hand-cast recycled aluminum tag.
Most of the bikes are coloured similarly to the ones now pictured. The one you order may not be the *exact* one seen in the photo. I've got many in stock, so if you're looking for something specific please send me a note in the comment box and I will do my best to find what you're looking for. Otherwise, I just package based on colour preference.
- more/less printed words of the tin-can label seen on the bike.
- handlebar colour.
- handlebar shape (cruiser style, street bike style, mountain bike style)
All the Bicycles at Distaff&Spindle are made from tin-cans by Madame Odette and her family who live in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. I string these mini bicycles with thread to create a unique Christmas tree ornament. These bicycles can also stand on their own with the functioning kick-stand. The wheels and pedals turn. When not used as a tree-ornament they look great standing on a bookshelf or desk. See photos of Madame Odette on our Artisans Page. I have a video of Odette making the bicycles pinned on the DistaffSpindle Instagram account,
May not be exactly as pictured. Each bicycle is unique.
-These bicycles are somewhat fragile and not recommended for playing with. They are meant for display only.
- Each individual bike comes with a small card explaining that it is made from tin-cans by Madame Odette in Madagascar. The card also directs the recipient to see photos of Madame Odette, the Maker, on the Distaff&Spindle Website. **To limit waste, if you are ordering multiple bicycles for yourself please do let me know in the comments so I can include only one Maker Info card.**
- One of our priorities at Distaff&Spindle is to cut down on as much waste as possible. For that reason these bicycles are packaged in a recycled kraft paper bag inside a sturdy recycled kraft box. When you receive your item(s) please do remove the tape from the shipping label and either reuse or recycle the box and paper bag.
- Sending a gift? I will handwrite your message on a notecard to include in the box and I will package the paper bag with a pretty ribbon.