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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