Made from pipe cleaners, bikes used for fund-raisers

By HEATHER BAUGHMAN Staff Writer Published:

NAPOLEON Much like a museum piece, Terry Gasche stores his newest and rarest motorcycle in an oak case, framed in glass. His bike is one that people can look at, but not touch, although the sturdy frame and carefully designed body were created to withstand an accidental fall without sustaining any permanent damage. In fact, Gasche said that about the only way his motorcycle would suffer unrepairable harm is if it were to be quashed or stepped on. This tiny motorcycle, measuring approximately nine inches long, six inches tall and three inches wide, is the result of more than 34 hours of tedious labor and creative design by Gasche, which he made completely out of pipe cleaners.