Instructables
loading
loading
Picture of Bicycle Parts Belt
This is from Napalmandroses' bike parts belt idea in the bikepirates thread here.
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Acquire a used bike tire and trim off the bead & sidewall - I have a Bontrager 700x25 here.

Picture of Acquire a used bike tire and trim off the bead & sidewall - I have a Bontrager 700x25 here.

Step 2:

Picture of
I didn't have two matching cogs, but a section of a larger cog will do for a second ring. I cut it into sections with a Dremel cut-off tool as in the bottle opener directions.

Step 3:

Picture of
belt_004.png
Thread the tire end through the two "rings" and make holes to put the master link pins through. I used a c-connector single speed link to fit the thickness of the doubled-up tire.

Step 4:

Picture of
belt_006.png
belt_007.png
Try on and trim the end to length. The belt hooks up much like a D-ring belt. Alternate pictures two and three show another partial chainring instead of a small cog, trimmed, with two teeth removed on the top piece.
MADFOX9 years ago
anyone know if it's possible to flatten out the tire rubber?
kimithy MADFOX4 years ago
It's tough, but manipulating it (folding, rolling opposite direction, etc), then putting some weight on it may help. I tried this with two different tires actually, and the wider, stiffer tire ended up lying flatter in the end.
you could use a heat gun and plyers maybe