Cycle Tyre Belt




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This is a great way to recycle your old tyre into something useful. This is a very easy project and very quick to do. This belt only took me 20 minutes to make.

You will need:

  1. A good sharp pair of scissors.
  2. A drill.
  3. A hack saw.
  4. A nut or bolt or large rivet.
  5. A belt buckle.

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Step 1: Grab Your Hacksaw!

Start off by cutting the tyre in half with your hacksaw.

Step 2: Cutting of the Metal Bead

Now measure the width you want your belt to be. There are usually lines which run around the entire tyre which you can follow as a guide. Once the steel bead has been cut off you should find the tyre is a bit more flexible and is able to be flattened out.

Step 3: Mounting the Buckle

Now fold the tyre over around 40mm from the end and cut two slits in the folded end.

Now join the two slits together this should make a small rectangle hole ready to place your buckle into.

Step 4: Securing the Buckle in Place

Rap the buckle inside the tyre and now drill one or two holes and fasten together with a small bolt or a rivet. I used two bolts but one would be enough.

Step 5: Measure & Cut to Fit

Now simply wrap it around you and cut to the desired length and place a few more holes using a drill at the end for the buckle to go through.

Step 6: Final Clean

Give the belt a nice wash and hey presto one tyre belt!


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    6 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago

    When you're wearing it, do you find that ladies are queuing up for a date?

    1 answer

    Answer 12 months ago

    Well no not entirely or should i say "En-tyre ly" lol, My wife loves to wear it to work and had some great comments. !


    1 year ago

    Does wearing this belt make you "retired" or "recycled?"

    1 reply

    Reply 12 months ago

    Well it certainly has had some witty comments within my cycle club!


    Reply 12 months ago

    My wife has stolen it and keeps wearing it to work !