Comfortable, functional, and entirely badass belt made from recycled bike parts.
The original belt in these photos was made by my friend Fjord, and he deserves credit for the idea and for making a number of these belts. He used thin strips of innertube rubber to attach the pieces of chain to the belt, though, and after a year of heavy wear those started to give out -- hence the repair work I'm doing now, and the photos for this instructable. The punched holes for fastening the belt are also starting to show wear, but I haven't figured out how to fix that yet. Let me know if you have any ideas!
Step 1: Gather supplies.
What you need:
- old bike innertube(s)
- clean bike chain & chainbreaker tool
- old bike sprocket, ~2" ID
- 4 small flathead screws, with matching tiny nuts
- ~2 yd thin elastic cord (I had a fair bit left over.)
- heavy-duty holepunch
- measuring tape