[TheThinkTank] Oops tubes was Re: Tire disposal

DancesWithCars danceswithcars at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 11:37:35 PDT 2019


Speed misreading tires as tubes

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 02:33 DancesWithCars <danceswithcars at gmail.com> wrote:

> They make good bungee cords for hauling things on touring racks...
>
> As shims, anti-twist, rub, etc for stuff on handlebars like camera, light,
> etc mounts...
>
> I've seen a co-op wrap handlebars with them..
>
> Phoenix made bow ties out of some...
>
> Just sayin,
> get creative...
>
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 19:02 Jean-François Caron <jfcaron3 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> At the AMS Bike Co-op in Vancouver for a while we had to personally
>> deliver the tires to an industrial recycler in a really bike-unfriendly
>> part of town.  We would borrow the student society's pickup truck to do a
>> delivery a few times per year.  They charged by the ton.  IIRC we also
>> co-operated with other community bike shops to aggregate all our tires for
>> a single delivery.
>>
>> Whether they take bicycle tires is really up to the individual recyclers,
>> you have to call and ask for specifics.  Unfortunately the volumes are
>> usually so low a lot of companies won't think it's worth the hassle - even
>> if you pay a fee.
>>
>> At smaller shops where I've volunteered the tires just end up in the
>> trash.
>>
>> Jean-François
>> On 2019-10-11 12:22 p.m., Kristin Kinnamon wrote:
>>
>> Our local Les Schwab tire store takes them as part of their  recycling
>> program.
>>
>> Kristin Kinnamon
>>
>> Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 8:46 AM breathingplanet . <
>> breathingplanet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  what do you do with your no good tires (dry rot, worn out, etc) ?
>>>
>>> Survey says.......
>>>
>>>
>>> Thx!
>>> Andrew
>>> Troy Bike Rescue
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