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vittoria 2 10.53%
continental 5 26.32%
i... can't... believe... what i'm reading. 12 63.16%
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Old 01-19-07, 06:31 PM   #1
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duct tape wallet

i'm thinking of hacking up an old tubular to make one.

the question is:

vittoria rallye or continental la?

the vittoria is wider [23mm] and has quite a lot of tread left.
the continental is 19mm and has that gorgeous worn look that completely slick tyres have.

[on the same subject: if anyone would like a lightly used vittoria rallye, pm me. it's lumpy, and has some dead spiders and woodlice stuck to the remnants of the glue. i'll throw them in for free.]

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Old 01-19-07, 07:40 PM   #2
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Didn't realize a duct tape wallet was 1) Hipster and 2) Involved an old tire.
Straight up duct tape smells like beef jerky for weeks
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Old 01-19-07, 07:48 PM   #3
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My kids bought me a real duct tape wallet. Commercially made, 100% duct tape. It did not last very long. It was also cheap thin duct tape. Not the best. Still one made with the best tape will not last too long.
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Old 01-19-07, 07:53 PM   #4
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yeah... i thought using an old tubular on the outside might make it a bit more durable.

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yeah... i thought using an old tubular on the outside might make it a bit more durable.

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That will help a lot , but the places where the tape is folded over will rip after a while. But, you can just make another one.
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incidentally my discman used to be wrapped in duct tape, so yeah, i know it has a half life of about six months.

but it just looks so ghetto. blud.

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Old 01-19-07, 08:03 PM   #7
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i made one, it's lasted for years.
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Man... back in 8th grade my good friend and I were WAY into making duct tape stuff. Shoes, bracelets, suits... and mostly, wallets. I had my frist wallet for like 2 years.

So fun.
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My friend made a paper wallet, it worked until he washed it.
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i made 14 of them for christmas
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My kids bought me a real duct tape wallet. Commercially made, 100% duct tape. It did not last very long. It was also cheap thin duct tape. Not the best. Still one made with the best tape will not last too long.
i have one that was initially made out of paper and post office stickers that i made about 3 years ago. it has since been fortified with duct tape and masking tape and ****, but its the best
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dumbest thing ive read / seen since al bobe jnr made a guard out of a plastic bottle .
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Old 01-19-07, 09:20 PM   #13
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not true. i made my friend a duct tape wallet 3 years ago and she still has it and its still in pretty good shape. shes used and abused it the whole time.

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Old 01-19-07, 10:35 PM   #14
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I've made some damn nice duct tape wallets in my time, but usually im too lazy to ever finish them. That said, What do tires have to do with this again?
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