This reader discovered multiple alternative uses for treadmill parts from a unit that had reached the end of its life.
Treadmill parts — the rollers, rails, motor, and heart rate monitor — can serve other purposes once you're done using them as a treadmill.
My father gave me his used treadmill before he died. I had been reading that the motor could be used in a DIY wind generator project. After taking the motor out, I planned to junk the frame and other components, but I discovered there was more to be made from treadmill parts than just a wind generator!
The best part: It was totally free.
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