Source 1 x disused Bicycle Wheel and remove tyre if needed.
Remove the interior axel, turning the 2 axel, screw nuts in opposite directions, using 2 x Adjustable Spanners.
Remove exterior, rubber wheel lining completely, using a scalpel blade to reach under. Spoke fixings are now exposed.
Remove all spokes; unfasten all spoke fixings using a flathead screwdriver. Twist the spoke fixings, using Pliers first, if they are hard to unfasten. Remove spokes from hub shell by hand.
Secure hub shell (pictured black) into a Metal Lathe machine; the unthreaded end of the hub shell should be exposed. Set the internal cutting diameter to 26mm.
Set the depth, at which the lathe will cut, to 15mm. Make sure cutting blade is sufficiently sharp before drilling. Slowly drill into hub shell.
Remove all dirt and oil from spokes and hub shell using a damp cloth/ baby wipes; leave to dry, then clear rust (if any) off using fine wire wool. Mark all spokes 60mm from threaded end.
Using round-nosed Pliers and a steel rule, gently bend ¼ of all the total number of spokes at the 6cm mark. The smaller part of the spoke should be bent up wards to 35 degrees and hold.
Insert straight spokes into alternate holes in the hub shell. The unthreaded end will be pushed through first, diagonally, from the bottom set of holes, up through the top set of holes.
Insert bent spokes into alternate holes in the hub shell. The unthreaded end will be pushed through first, diagonally, from the top set of holes, down through the top set of holes.
(See Image, Step 8)
Screw-on all spoke fixings onto spokes, until threaded end is covered. Apply a small amount of EcoGlue into the gaps between the holes and spokes.
(3hrs Adhesive Drying Time)
Cut the 2 metre textile lighting cord into 2 x 1 metre lengths; connect cords to light switch and mains plug. Feed the unconnected end through the hollow hub shell.
Connect the SES light bulb holder to the lighting cord. Using a metal adhesive, join the bottom half of the holder to the hollow, interior hub shell (3hrs adhesive drying time).
Screw in light bulb!
Velo lamp would be ideally placed on your desk, bedside table or on any open, flat surface in your home.
Clean with soft, damp cloth.