30 Jun '11, 10pm

15 Household Uses for Bike Inner Tubes - By Philip Schmidt, Hometalk If you're prone to daydreaming about such thin...

15 Household Uses for Bike Inner Tubes - By Philip Schmidt, Hometalk If you're prone to daydreaming about such thin...

If you’re prone to daydreaming about such things, you might see a parallel between conventional bike inner tubes and the incandescent light bulb . Both technologies were cool and innovative in their day, but now they’re about as “with it” as bloodletting is to modern medicine. The problem is that bike tubes and light bulbs are pretty cheap to buy and very cheap to produce, so the juicy profit margin discourages innovation. Anyway, the next time you’re daydreaming, maybe you can do all cyclists a favor and come up with an affordable puncture-resistant inner tube (and a better light bulb than the CFL while you’re at it). In the meantime, here are some ways to reuse all those old tubes. Tip: Wash all tube materials to remove that slippery coating and general yucky tube residue. 1. Exercise Resistance Bands Screw some straight lengths or loops of tube to a wall or sheet of ply...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-household-uses-for-bi...

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