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    Fun things you can make for your car out of old bicycle parts

    Before, slippery and noisy


    a good start.


    Half way done.


    Almost there


    All done.


    Now the doggies are all happy, have grip and is really quiet.


    More pictures HERE

    Another simple project to protect the tops of your rack and/or basket


    Made out from this.


    To do this.


    More pictures HeRe

    Enjoy

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    nice...how did you seal the edges of that mat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysticKJ View Post
    nice...how did you seal the edges of that mat?
    "Seal" like in water...??

    One thing i feel bad about is that I did not use "Marine" plywood since the dogs do get wet and also muddy sometimes, then again i think is better to keep the whole thing as dry as possible since will be almost impossible to get it complete dry if I wash it with a hose.

    Here is another example of a piece I made using MTB tires where you can see the "Edges"
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    You must have about $1500 worth of tires in that thing. Nice reuse.

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    That's freakin' awesome! As soon as I can get that many tires I may try to make a set of floor mats for my truck Another thing I guess you could make would be a steering wheel cover.

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    + 1 for freakin awesome if have to start riding more to ware my tires out

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtotheZ View Post
    + 1 for freakin awesome if have to start riding more to ware my tires out
    Oh you don't need to ride that much, you just need to have a bunch of good friends at busy high end shops (cheap tires s^ck to make things like this since they are not pliable and to stiff

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    Great idea

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    I work at a shop I can start collecting tires for some of you guys if you would like...

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    FKNA that is wicked awesome.

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    Similar project with Mountain bike tires








    The back side with staples


    Detail of the corners






    I made this for a "Bed head rest" but it sucks really bad, then if was a "Tabletop" but it was to stinky, no I use it as a "Floor mat" and it works great, really comfy.

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    This is also very useful specially for the shop guys that have the tendency to hang the bikes on the stand from the saddle (just resting)


    One single tire is good for about 7 single park stands, maybe even 8

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    I use tubes wrapped around instead of tires on the repair stand..it's a bit smoother, looks cleaner, and typically a shop gets more tubes to throw away than tires...but in the end they both do the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I use tubes wrapped around instead of tires on the repair stand..it's a bit smoother, looks cleaner, and typically a shop gets more tubes to throw away than tires...but in the end they both do the same thing
    To each his own but I think Innertubes, look well like Innertubes, you can even go ultrafancy with the tires like this. (again one tire is sufficient for 7 clamps)



    Using "Parachute cord" to hold them.


    And if that is to bulky maybe a "Mister Tuffy" treatment is on call.



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