[TheThinkTank] Tire disposal

Tigre Bici bici.uanl at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 11:26:51 PDT 2019


Just to recommend a book that starts with car tire disposal in san diego
and ends with bicycles
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25690420-the-coyote-s-bicycle



On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 7:18 AM Eric Brozell <eric at bikeerie.org> wrote:

> Dear Think Tank Supporters,
>
> There are things that can be done with used tires. This image was of an
> old rack that we updated and made a little bit more secure.
>
> To add to the recycling idea. We reuse inner tubes for tie wraps. The
> wraps are used to tie matched parts together, tie parts onto a bike during
> an extended repair process, and just an easy to use and reuse organizer
> tool. I like these over the plastic tie wraps because I can untie them
> without a tool to cut them off.
>
> Eric Brozell
> Bike Erie and Pedal Mettle Erie
>
>
>
>
> On Oct 12, 2019, at 2:33 AM, 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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