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I made a custom belt out of old bike parts. My idea was to use 2 bike gears for the clasp, which works well and looks great. The downside is I needed ...
PARTS- 1 old road bike or cyclocross tire. MTB tires are too wide.- assorted old bike gears. a rear cluster can work. i used a 17T single-speed gea...
a steel-bead tire will require a cable cutter to get through. Folding tires are much easier.
a scissor works fine. you probably will want to cut off most of the sidewall. measure against your belt loops to make sure it will fit!
There is a special socket tool for this which you can get at any bike shop for about $10. It's nearly impossible to get the cluster off without the s...
Now separate all the gears in the cluster from each other. expensive clusters can be un-screwed. cheap ones are riveted and you need a grinding whee...
Now lets look a bit closer at our gear assortment. You need a smaller gear that will fit through:(1) the opening in the bigger gear(2) your belt loop...
Just fold the tire over around the big gear as shown. I used contact cement to glue the tire to itself. You can see I also punched some holes in jus...
put the gear and belt around your waist. cut the belt about 6" longer than where it meets.
I made a crossbar out of a 1/4" bolt.- cut the ends off the bolt until it is the right length.- clamp onto the gear- weld the ends onto the gear
Now take a grinding wheel to your new clasp.Grind off the sides until it fits through your belt loops, and fits through the hole in the bigger gear.Al...
just feed the tire through the clasp.I punched holes in the tire every 1" using a leather punch. You can fold over the end of the tire and strap it i...
Now put the belt on. Practice engaging and dis-engaging the clasp so you'll be comfortable with it in an emergency!To dis-engage first pull the clasp...
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