Bicycle Parts Belt

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Introduction: Bicycle Parts Belt

About: http://twitter.com/michaelk42

This is from Napalmandroses' bike parts belt idea in the bikepirates thread here.

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Step 1: Acquire a Used Bike Tire and Trim Off the Bead & Sidewall - I Have a Bontrager 700x25 Here.


Step 2:

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:

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:

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.

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    27 Discussions

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    MADFOX
    MADFOX

    13 years ago on Step 3

    anyone know if it's possible to flatten out the tire rubber?

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    SIRJAMES09
    SIRJAMES09

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    only if you have a REALLY HOT oven & a 120,000 ton press.

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    MADFOX
    MADFOX

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Hmm, Well, I'll have to work on that ;)

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    kimithy
    kimithy

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

    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.

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    berky93
    berky93

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    try stretching it flat and then putting a weight on it. after wearing it for a long time it should naturally stretch and flatten

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    nail face
    nail face

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 3

    you could use a heat gun and plyers maybe

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    kimithy
    kimithy

    9 years ago on Step 2

    I ended up using your design instead of Napalmandroses', just tweaked a bit - if you don't have the tools to cut a gear, just use a smaller gear for the second ring. Worked great for mine! Took just a few minutes: cut the tire, fold it over your two rings, rivet in place, round off the other end. Done! :)

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    double ott
    double ott

    11 years ago on Step 2

    I have an old rusty bike lying around, and want to do this, but how do I get the gears off?

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    Carmelite
    Carmelite

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You could try taking it to the local bike repair shop :-/ That would be fun to explain...

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    jimbo333
    jimbo333

    10 years ago on Introduction

    a cog and cog spacer is less work and looks good too, instead of the second fragment of another cog.

    this project looks awsome. I copied you and remade an already existing belt and added a sprocket from a "farm and home supply" Because i couldnt find a bike i wanted to ruin. Altogether the belt (from goodwill) and the Black sprocket were like $8. People comment when they notice. I noticed that this belt can double as a medieval mace when the need arises. ANd that when you bend over you can get poked!

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    paper crane army
    paper crane army

    13 years ago

    how did you get the tire so flat?

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    cycling247
    cycling247

    Reply 13 years ago

    When you cut the sidewall off, step 1, you can lay the tread flat.

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    JerryMopar
    JerryMopar

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, without the rigidity of the bead she will lay totally flat once the beads are removed!!

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    JerryMopar
    JerryMopar

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I just did this instructable, but I useed a MTB tre. I would not recomend it (using the mountain tire), you willBbREAK OUT IN A SWEAT putting it ON. The knobs make it WAY to grippy. On the bright side of things, it is REALLY comfortable, has a little bit of stretch to cope with the positions of sitting, standing and, of course, bicycling. Although, next time I will use a ROAD TIRE!

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    Rishnai
    Rishnai

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I must create a sprocket belt buckle to add to my collection. That is cool!