I was trying to figure out a way to do something with my old or torn tires that I no longer use. So much work goes into the engineering, design, and production for these high quality rubber tires it would be a shame to just throw them away. I found that a machine screw set or some rivets can go a pretty far way with old bike tires. Since the rubber is usually of high quality, bike tire rubber is durable, flexible and a good base material to make other stuff.
In this case, I needed a basket on my bike rack to carry my back pack around and the flexible nature of the tires allow my back back to fit tight and have an adjustable size to accomodate small to large objects to haul.
Step 1: Tools & Material
You'll need the following tools:
1) Drill & drill bit
2) Screw driver
3) Sheet metal cutters
4) Wire cutters
6) Tape measure
7) Rivet gun
You'll need the following materials:
1) Old tires
2) Lots of short machine screws, washers, & nuts. Most hardware stores sale kits which I would recommend as I always need machine screws.
2) Bicycle Rack and Bicycle
3) 1/4" & 1/2" rivets if you use a rivet gun