Tire Belt Uses Discarded Bike Tires To Hold Your Pants Up

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Even bicycle tires don't need to end up in a landfill after they've blown past their useful life.  The Tire Belt shows off one way to do it, upcycling erstwhile trash heap fodder into a fashionable-looking accessory.

Creator Julien Jaborska, a self-professed bike-riding fanatic, scours junk piles, bike shop garbage bins and other places where bicycle refuse ends up for his finds.  His creations are sourced from a gamut of bicycle types, with pieces crafted out of tires from BMX bikes, mountain bikes, cyclocross bikes and whatever else he can get his hands on.

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Naturally, each Tire Belt differs in design, colors and materials, depending on the original tires they were sliced out of.  As a result, some end up looking more awesome than others.  He adds black rubber for backing on every inch-wide belt, along with a buckle made from nickel-plated steel.

All belts get seven holes apiece, each one an inch apart.  Non-buckled end is sliced round, but you'll have to specify your size, so he can cut it accordingly before shipping.

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If you're looking for a unique piece of fashion accessory, the $30 Tire Belt sure looks like a sound bet.  It's not an original idea (you've probably seen something similar in the past), but Julien is the first one I've seen to sell pieces for this low a price.

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10 Responses

  1. Mike

    Definitely a cool and stylish innovation. I am definitely going to get one for myself.

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  2. John

    Belts made up of tyres. Quite a wierd thing though. I wonder who gets such ideas up their minds.

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  3. Rose

    Now that is definitely a cool innovation. Nice way to recycle those old and unwanted tyres.

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  4. Jenny

    I wonder if those tyres could have been put to a better use than this. I am highly impressed with this thing for sure.

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  5. Hunter

    I guess a $30 price for them is quite high. These could have been easily been sold at a lesser price unless it has a big designer label on it.

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  6. Pulkit

    What a wonderful use of old tyres. Now this is what i call a mindful recycling of waste. I hope to see more such great ideas put forward eagerly.

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  7. Michael

    Excellent thoughtful work. This accessory shall definitely bring about great revolution in the fashion industry.

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  8. Hussey

    What a wonderful fashion accessory it looks like. I am definitely going to buy it in different patterns for myself. Hope they are as reliable as they appear to be.

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  9. Han

    I too agree that the price could have been a little lesser. But still nothing can evaluate the thought and innovativeness of its designer. Hats off.

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  10. lori

    Great idea! 30$ considering the hardware ( buckles etc.) the and the labor, the ingenuity, and the marketing etc. is an extremely low price. I hope you are making at least 30$ an hour pure profit after costs for material etc.
    good for you!

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