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Tube and Tyre Disposal

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Stig-OT-Dump, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    After my 5th puncture since the start of the year - 4 in the rear wheel, ALL in different parts of the tyre and tube - I have decided that at least my rear tyre needs changed and I'm letting some of my repaired tubes retire from service too. (now I'm going to have to spend longer saving up for the slicks :tongue:).

    Is there a cuddly, friendly, ecologically sound way to re-use, recycle or dispose of these bits and pieces?
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    other than taking them to the local recycle centre, not really.
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    See if ATS or a tyre place will have them - probably not though - in the bin for me ! (Although I do recycle most stuff)
     
  4. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Spend an evening chewing them up, then you can use them as a cheap but safe play surface to lay around your children's static garden play equipment.
     
  5. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    I'd thought of that - and of crimping them into small tyre shapes and using them as crash barriers for scalextric....
     
  6. bianco

    bianco New Member

    What PSI are you running them at?
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Just throw them over a hedge like you do with a McDonalds wrapper.
     
  8. rickangus

    rickangus Über Member

    Location:
    west sussex
  9. Make old tyres into belts or sandals and flog them on ebay. Assuming you have the necessary spare time. Failing that, just do what Smokin Joe says:biggrin::biggrin:.
     
  10. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    you can turn old tubes into stretch bands, give it a go and build some muscle
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Old tubes are great for making elastic bands out of, but I suggest you paint them green so as not to offend anyone.
     
  12. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Über Member

    Nothing has inspired me yet - the sandals would be way too narrow.

    I am toying with the idea of using the inner tubes to make fetish wear for hamsters...

    ...possibly selling them under the brand name "Richard Gear." Anyone got the phone number of Dragons' Den?
     
  13. ColinJ

    ColinJ Slow Hill Climber/Station lift avoider!

    I'm a bit of a cheapskate and I have been known to reuse tyres that I've previously discarded as being dodgy. I now cut them up as soon as I remove them to take away the temptation. If you decide to cut up your old worn tyre before fitting your new tyre, make sure that you don't get distracted by the phone ringing! I came this close --> <-- to cutting up my new Krylion today :smile:!!!
     
  14. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Arch may be able to knit something with them.

    Or you could make a belt out of them like one of these.
     
  15. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Cut them into small strip-size pieces and coat them in toothpaste.
    Hey presto, instant wriggley's chewing gum. Tastes great.