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Old 03-26-11, 08:06 AM
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Retired Belts

Just found this link to a guy who makes belts out of old tires from skidding in San Fran. I think they are pretty sweet. https://retiredbelts.com/
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Old 03-26-11, 09:54 AM
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Old 03-26-11, 10:26 AM
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Making money off broken tires?

wow. I might as well make shoelaces out of brakelines.
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Old 03-26-11, 10:43 AM
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It's bad enough that I'm in bike shoes all day.
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Old 03-26-11, 10:47 AM
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I think it's a great idea. Stephen Jay Gould did, too.

But $35? F that. I'll make my own damn tire belt.
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Old 03-26-11, 10:57 AM
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My lbs has some shoulderbags out of used cx tires, made locally by a friends wife.They're look pretty nice.
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I think it's a cool idea and by watching the video you can see the dude obviously puts a lot of work into them. Besides - those tires don't end up taking up space in a landfill somewhere. 35 bucks for a belt that will probably last forever isn't exactly outlandish.
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Old 03-26-11, 11:03 AM
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Here's the video:
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Old 03-26-11, 11:10 AM
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35 five dollars is a tire.

The money he makes selling these he buys new tires to skid on to sell again
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Old 03-26-11, 11:12 AM
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It seems like he has himself pretty well established. I mean, he's probably not like selling out on these things, but at least they aren't going to waste. It's pretty creative.
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Old 03-26-11, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
35 five dollars is a tire.

The money he makes selling these he buys new tires to skid on to sell again
Which makes a lot of sense and proves that he isn't making huge profits.

Those who don't do a damn thing to contribute or offer anything creative are always the first to piss and moan. While you're out taking non-drive side pics of your 25 pound "lips", this dude is doing something cool.

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Old 03-26-11, 11:29 AM
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I'll start my brake line laces. brb.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Which makes a lot of sense and proves that he isn't making huge profits.

Those who don't do a damn thing to contribute or offer anything creative are always the first to piss and moan. While you're out taking non-drive side pics of your 25 pound "lips", this dude is doing something cool.
*knowledge bomb explodes*
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Yea I heard of these awhile back; the price is not too bad when you factor in the hipster premium/ eco - friendly premium together.
For the price they cost, I hate how the sizing works.... it should be universal so you can give it to somebody else after you've gotten tired of having some old rando carcase chaffing you
I was close to pulling the gun when zlog featured them. Macaframa featured them awhile back.

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My lbs has some shoulderbags out of used cx tires, made locally by a friends wife.They're look pretty nice.
Pics?
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Old 03-26-11, 02:14 PM
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I made a belt out of an old tire. I thought it looked cool, but it wasn't very comfortable.

Edit: One difference, I put a belt buckle on mine.

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Old 03-26-11, 02:19 PM
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At $35/each, it's not something I see myself spending money on. It's a cool idea, though, and it looks like he's doing fairly well with his little business and it looks like he enjoys it.
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Old 03-26-11, 02:20 PM
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I hope they're not wire bead. :O

But I do respect him for ingenuity, and entreprenureship, for sure.
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Old 03-26-11, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by schwinnbikelove View Post
I hope they're not wire bead. :O
They are; but he cuts em off and gives you the thread, or should I say what was the thread in this case. Watch the vid above!
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Old 03-26-11, 02:37 PM
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Sweet belts!
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i have made belts out of tires and NEVER even thought of selling them at all, let alone, 30 dollars, haha, the tires barley cost that much!
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I think it's a cool idea and it's always rad to see people reusing things that would otherwise get tossed thoughtlessly into a dumpster. As for the price, it's pretty fair considering the time it takes and how long a belt like that will last. A person's time and effort is worth money and a lot of folks tend to forget that these days.
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Old 03-26-11, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
They are; but he cuts em off and gives you the thread, or should I say what was the thread in this case. Watch the vid above!
Gotcha! I looked on the website couldn't tell. Thanks. Can't watch the video at work right now.
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Yeah, its a pretty cool idea.

I've actually seen this concept before though, in one of the business magazines I get, oddly enough.
It was either BusinessWeek or Forbes (can't recall which one) that featured them in their little "style" section they run periodically. I can't recall which company the belts were from though I'm fairly certain it wasn't this guy.

Here's another group that makes them:
https://www.jiro-belt.com/

But I do like the idea. Not to get all treehuggerish but obviously reusing these is a lot healthier for us all than dumping them in a landfill.
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Old 03-26-11, 05:56 PM
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Those JIRO belts, bracelets and keychains are pretty spiffy, but
there ain't no way i'm dropping 63 bones for a belt.


I found a how-to-do-for-you.*
https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Tire-Tread-Belt

but I am without a worn up tire.
that makes me le sad.





*chicago screws aka sex bolts .....rawr
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Old 03-26-11, 07:49 PM
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I think those belts are pretty sweet. I almost bought one, but they are out of white. Still might get one though. The jiro belts are really nice, but a bit too expensive for me. Looking forward to seeing how evilcryalotmore's shoelaces come out -_-
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