Would you like to donate your tyres to us?
The tyres and tubulars we use to make our belts are collected from local bicycle shops and our supporters.
We are always on the lookout for interesting tyres so if you'd like to donate some, please get in touch with us...
and consider the following guidelines:
We're always short on colours.
We welcome ANY coloured tyres; wire-beaded, folding or tubular!
Examples of tyres worth donating:
VITTORIA Corsa SC / CX / G+
VITTORIA Pave / EVO
VITTORIA Rubino / Zaffiro / Diamante (colours)
CONTINENTAL GP4000 (colours or 25mm only!)
CONTINENTAL Competition / Force tubulars
CONTINENTAL GP 4-Season
SCHWALBE Lugano (colours)
SCHWALBE Ultremo HT / ONE tubulars
MICHELIN Pro3 / 4 (Grey or colours)
MICHELIN Carbon Krylion
*TUFO Flexus Primus
*SCHWALBE Racing Ralph
*MICHELIN Cyclocross Jet
*FMB CX tubulars
*CHALLENGE Chicane / Fango tubulars
*VITTORIA EVO CX tubulars
When in doubt, just ask us if your tyres are worth donating!
Don't forget that every belt made is one less tyre going into landfill, so help to do your bit.
We also accept tyre-donations via post, but regretably cannot offer to pay shipping.
If you want a custom belt made from one of your own tyres, then why not consider including additional tyres to donate?
[We also use broken carbon frames, aluminium parts (cassette lockrings, headset spacers, SHIMANO wheel-spanners, etc) and other bits & pieces that end up in the bin!]
We generally have a lot of black tyres (especially GP4000s, Rubinos and Zaffiros!)
However folding tyres with a tread-pattern are great, but no slicks please.
All tubular tyres (track / road / TT / CX) are welcomed
Although road racing / training tyres are the most commonly used for our belts,
many 29er or CX tyres / tubulars* make very good belts too!
Commuting tyres with heavy anti-puncture barriers are generally not suitable,
(eg. VITTORIA Randoneurs, MICHELIN City, etc.), unless they're very worn down.
Wear & tear can actually make for an interesting belt with a lot more character than a new one;
so if you've skidded the centre right off a tyre we might still want it!
(Look at the puncture-barrier showing through on this belt to the left!)
However, no perished tyres please.
If they're cracked or split from excessive sunshine, then they won't make a good belt!