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What do you do with old tubes and tires?

Old 01-14-08, 09:23 PM
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What do you do with old tubes and tires?

i feel bad just throwing it in the garbage
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Old 01-14-08, 09:24 PM
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Toss em in the river, of course.
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Old 01-14-08, 09:26 PM
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I use old tires on the trainer or if they are too far gone I cut boots out of them. Having one in the seat bag can be a life saver.

I patch tubes.
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Old 01-14-08, 09:33 PM
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I think that REI collects old tubes for recycling, but that might vary by location.
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Old 01-14-08, 09:34 PM
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I melt them down and make water-proof underpants and flippers
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Old 01-14-08, 09:44 PM
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last tube I changed, we played ring toss with a streetlight on my campus when we were drunk. Don't know what happened to it, it was gone next time i walked by.
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Old 01-14-08, 10:25 PM
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I think I've patched my front tube at least 20 times.
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Old 01-14-08, 10:54 PM
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Burn them in the oil drum in my front yard with all the other garbage.
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Old 01-14-08, 11:10 PM
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Take an old tube and cut a 4" section out of it. Wrap this around the seatpost collar and post to keep the gunk out of the tube during the wet seasons.
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Old 01-14-08, 11:16 PM
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you can make belt out of it =]
http://www.instructables.com/id/TREAD-BELT/

another kind....
http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Parts-Belt/
(i dont think fat ppl with floppy belly should wear this.... the cog is too dangerous)

Rae,
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Old 01-14-08, 11:57 PM
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throw em in the spokes of hipsters
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Old 01-15-08, 12:15 AM
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Old tubes make shock cords and 5 old tires were recently exchanged for water bottles in a Specialized promotion.
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Old 01-15-08, 12:18 AM
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melt them down and eat them like i did with my old shoes.
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Old 01-15-08, 12:21 AM
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I give old tubes to tree climbers to use so there ropes don't cut the bark
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smoke the rubber
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Old 01-15-08, 01:07 AM
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butt floss.
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Old 01-15-08, 02:29 AM
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I use old tubes as bungee cords!
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Old 01-15-08, 03:29 AM
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once your butt has been flossed, and you are up to your ears in bungees - many 'specialized' dealers are accepting old rubbers (sans trojans) to be recycled.
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Old 01-15-08, 04:35 AM
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I use to drop off my old tires in a free box ourside of my fav bike co-op in Portland, The Bike Annex on 17th Ankeny.

And tubes **** id throw em away. I really should patch them though.
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Old 01-15-08, 01:55 PM
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i always patch my tubes. tires i just toss. i should probably recycle them somehow.
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Old 01-15-08, 02:04 PM
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I had trouble with my tire liners making abrasions in the cords of my tires and in my tubes. I cut about 4 inches from an old tube and slit it lengthwise. I made two of these for each wheel. One went between the liner and the tire at the overlap in the liner. The other went between the tube and the liner at the same place.

Some have said in similar threads that they use old tubes for tie down cords on roof racks, etc.

I do not have a use for old tires.
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Old 01-15-08, 02:44 PM
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I save them for times when I need to carry large/awkwardly shaped things to work or school. Rig up a sort of backpack for them.
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Old 01-15-08, 02:48 PM
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I've been toying with making a cell phone holster or some kind of pouch, generic holster out of my old mountain bike tires.
 
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Donate them to Totally Tubular Designs so they can turn them into handbags and purses.
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One of My LBSs gives you a free tube for 10 you bring in.
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