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elbows
06-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Anyone know where in Arlington one can recycle tubes? According to an old post on Washcycle, Conte's does.

skreaminquadz
06-30-2010, 06:44 AM
Great timing. After yet another flat I'm trying to figure out what to do with a bag full of blown tubes.

Dirt
06-30-2010, 06:57 AM
Conte's used to have a big bin outside for that. I'm sure they still recycle. I think that is a Specialized Dealer schtick.

It is summer time. You can always use them to make water balloon launchers. Get enough tubes and a few friends and you can launch a water balloon half a mile. Now THAT is something I want on my resume.

consularrider
06-30-2010, 02:31 PM
I asked a Conte's a couple of months ago when I no longer saw their bin outside. I was told they are no longer doing it because it wasn't cost effective. Someone else should also ask just to make sure. I have been looking for other outlets in the area without success.

Why does it seem like I'm always supplying negative information?

Tim Kelley
06-30-2010, 02:33 PM
What about Phoenix bikes? If the tubes aren't that bad off they may be able to patch them and use them in their bikes...

consularrider
06-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Not just tubes, but also tires?

Tim Kelley
06-30-2010, 02:46 PM
Yeah, if there is some life left in them, they have a big pile in their shop of various sized tires.

Tim Kelley
07-19-2010, 07:54 AM
Here's an interesting idea for using old tubes:

http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/07/15/elasticshelf-made-from-bike-tire-tubes-up-for-auction-on-ebay/

Arlingtonrider
07-19-2010, 10:01 PM
You have to scroll down a bit, but this website had a great evening gown made from old bicycle tubes:

http://www.lighteningonline.com/2008/09/09/wedding-and-evening-gowns-from-recycled-materials