Author Topic: Anyone made a tyre belt?  (Read 1201 times)

fuaran

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Anyone made a tyre belt?
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:44:21 am »
I have a few old tyres lying around, it could be fun to make them into belts.
Anyone tried it? Recommend any howto guides?
What sort of tyre to use? Where to buy suitable buckles and bolts/rivets etc?

Torslanda

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 04:24:19 pm »
Our beloved Arch, OTP, used to recycle old tyres into belts.

She hasn't been on the forum for over 3 years. I have contact details for Mr. Arch and will send you a PM.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 04:42:19 pm »
I can see a thread developing:-  Which tyres for belts?  Marathons for standard or even rugged belts (holding up cargo trousers, etc.)  Slicks when you have tummy trouble and need speed rather than reliability?

Torslanda

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 05:00:53 pm »
406 for the young guns

26" for the middle aged

Kojaks for follically challenged

700c for those of us who don't ride any more much

Maxxis Mammoth 26 x 4.00 - I'll leave it to your imagination . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

cygnet

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 05:47:19 pm »
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Maxxis Mammoth 26 x 4.00 - I'll leave it to your imagination . . .

A cummerbund?
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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2018, 10:36:18 pm »
I already have a spare tyre: why do I need another one?  Oh...  :facepalm:

CAMRAMan

  • Formerly A Warwickshire Lad
Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 05:34:24 pm »
Schwalbe Ice Spikers worn inwards for our BDSM friends. Worn outwards for punks.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

mmmmartin

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 07:32:51 pm »
26" for the middle aged

Some of us would dream, DREAM, of getting into a belt that was a mere 26 inches....
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2018, 09:18:06 pm »
The circumference of a 26 inch tyre is around 2 metres!

dim

Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 12:48:55 pm »
I have seen bike tyre belts on the internet .... really good quality:

https://www.shiftlondon.org/fashion/upcycling-saving-the-planet-one-bicycle-tyre-at-a-time/



I do however have a pair of sandals that I bought in South Africa, which are made of car tyres:

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” - Aristotle

fruitcake

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 04:19:35 pm »
I reckon I could make one from innertubes. It would probably be slightly elasticated.

mmmmartin

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 10:38:18 pm »
I do have a belt made from an inner tube, bought it from a chap at a Bath market. It stretches too much. Wish I'd bought a tyre one.

The market for them is quite big I think, tour companies could offer to convert into a belt the tyre you rode, for instance, across France.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

Porkins

  • Formerly Nick H. And a long time ago etc, Eurostar
Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 10:51:21 pm »
I have an inner tube belt. They used to sell them in Brixton Cycles. Never wear it, it's too stretchy.

fruitcake

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Re: Anyone made a tyre belt?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2018, 11:04:15 pm »
I reckon if it were two ply rubber and/or had a webbing core for a section of its length, I could get the stretchiness right.