Intro: Cycle Tyre Belt
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:
- A good sharp pair of scissors.
- A drill.
- A hack saw.
- A nut or bolt or large rivet.
- A belt buckle.
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!