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What do you do with your old tyres?
« on: June 10, 2020, 07:34:44 am »
How do you retire tired tyres? How often?

https://road.cc/content/tech-news/heres-how-recycle-your-tyres-and-tubes-274319

Just replaced my elderly marathon pluses with duranos. The marathons had plenty of tread but the sidewalls were cracking and I'd had a puncture that left a small slit.

 I do hang on to tyres till they are well used but then I just put 'em in the bin :[ is it such a sin?
Sic transit and all that..

Re: What do you do with your old tyres?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 11:54:19 am »
Ooops.. missed earlier topic.  See above. :-[
Sic transit and all that..

Re: What do you do with your old tyres?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 11:49:44 pm »
With open tubulars (and tubulars) I peel off the tread and cut off the beads/trim to make tyre boots.

Other tyres are used to protect wheels and rims.

Re: What do you do with your old tyres?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 01:20:26 pm »
I take mine to the local 'tip' and put them in with the vehicle tyres.

Re: What do you do with your old tyres?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 02:48:33 pm »

Spotted on my ride yesterday. Oddly some of the tyres looked very new.


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Re: What do you do with your old tyres?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2020, 10:03:33 am »
Sorted:

Meanwhile in a secret bunker, a old bike tyre is being preserved.
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/restoring-colstons-statue-graffiti-bike-tyre-and-all/
As well as late-Victorian light entertainment

Sic transit and all that..

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike