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On Nick's note of recycling(7 posts)

On Nick's note of recyclingwitcomb
Nov 10, 2003 5:49 PM
This was on my mind for a while now and Mr. Nick's post just sparked me to post it.

What do people do with old tires and tubes which have been toasted? I have a couple of tubes with monsterous holes in them and mountain bike tires which are no nice slick tires just lying around. It seems odd to just toss these in the garbage. Especially the tubes which have stems which seem like they could be reused with relative ease.

Is there a way to recycle these?
take mine to lbs and they take care of it nmandy02
Nov 10, 2003 5:59 PM
I use old tubes like bungee cords...spluti
Nov 10, 2003 6:02 PM
Handy for tying things down not for jumping off bridges.
How about us taking inventory and giving some kid a bike?spluti
Nov 10, 2003 6:10 PM
I'll donate...
I'm not creative...I just toss em...biknben
Nov 11, 2003 6:28 AM
I have 5 worn tires out on the curb right now actually. I've saved them for the trainer but I don't really use the trainer any more. I kept a couple just in case but tossed the rest. I patch tubes whenever possible and toss them when they look like swiss cheese.
re: On Nick's note of recyclinginnergel
Nov 11, 2003 7:03 AM
I planted a new tree in the yard a few weeks ago and it needed staking. I used a combo of old tires and tubes to wrap the stake wires so they would not dig into the bark of the tree. Most people use an old length of garden hose, but I felt the worn out Conti GP3000's and Michelin tubes were much more appropriate for a tree at a cycling household.
people are creativewitcomb
Nov 11, 2003 8:30 AM
Well, I must say that these reponses are creative, not what I expected. I was hoping to see someone say that manufactures would take them back to reuse most of the parts.

I guess I should start to think of things to build with them.