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Bicycle Tire Belts

Bicycle Tire Belts
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They’re not the first tire belts we’ve seen, but Julien Jaborska’s are the most affordable; made with BMX, cyclocross, mountain and other bike tires, each includes a nickel-plated steel buckle.

Making a Life-Size Bison Sculpture from Foam + Tires

Making a Life-Size Bison Sculpture from Foam + Tires

Blake McFarland is no stranger to making sculptures of animals. He was recently commissioned to build his largest work yet, a life-size bison for the Henry Vilas Zoo. He started by welding the beast’s horns from stainless steel, then used a foam taxidermy form, spray foam, and fiberglass as the structure for its bike tire “fur.”

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BeltBro No-Buckle Belt

BeltBro No-Buckle Belt
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When is a belt not a belt? The BeltBro answers that question by holding pants up in an unconventional way. Rather than wrapping around your entire beltline, it straps between two belt loops and cinches pants around your waist. It won’t dig into your gut as a regular belt can. Comes in three lengths for different loop spacing.

Making an Equus Belt

Making an Equus Belt

British leather goods shop Equus shows how its lined and raised belts are made. Each belt is made by one craftsman, who can spend up to an entire day processing the leather and putting it together with the belt’s other components.

Jiro Belts

Jiro Belts
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Made out of old inner tubes and bike tires, Jiro Belts are completely one-of-a-kind and made in Italy; don’t see anything you like? They’ll make one with your choice of colors and buckle.

Inner Tube Belts

Inner Tube Belts
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Schlauch’s Inner Tube Belts are eco-friendly, “slick”-looking tires; each sports an airplane seatbelt-style buckle and is imprinted on the back with logo and info from the original tire.

Fix Manufacturing Wheelie Wrench

Fix Manufacturing Wheelie Wrench
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This compact tool packs 10 fold-out bits, including hex, torx, flat, and phillips drivers. Its removable outer clip adds wrenches, a tire lever, spoke wrenches, a bottle opener. It measures just 2.2″ x 1.3″ x 0.4″, so it’s easy to carry in any pocket. Fix also makes a belt that can hold the tool in its buckle.

Machine Cuts the Cheese

Machine Cuts the Cheese

Your local deli can slice cheese for you, but it’s done one slice at a time. This industrial machine from TEXTOR is designed to cut entire bricks of cheese in seconds. It uses a conveyor belt to push cheese through a rapidly-spinning circular blade. Here’s another one of their machines making quick work of pepperoni and bacon.

Rumpl Beer Blanket

Rumpl Beer Blanket
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Rumpl, maker of awesome blankets for camping and bedrooms turned their textile skills to something entirely different this time, with the creation of a soft and insulating beer koozie that packs up small enough to carry it on your belt loop. Available in 12oz and 40oz sizes.

Rocket Z 4×4

Rocket Z 4×4
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TechnoImpulse’s compact 4×4 all-terrain vehicle carries up to nine people and is powered by a 100 hp turbocharged diesel engine. It has large tires, a winch, and its small frame makes it ready for any terrain. We’re thinking it could use more seatbelts, though.

Budnitz No. 3 Pitch Black

Budnitz No. 3 Pitch Black
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A truly stunning cruiser bicycle, built with a matte black titanium frame, and equipped with mechanical disc brakes, a 2-speed Sturmey-Archer kickback hub, a Gates carbon drive belt, and Schwalbe Big Apple tires. Only 10 are being made, so move fast.

Budnitz FTB

Budnitz FTB
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Keep cruising come winter with Budnitz’ fat but nimble bike. It has a carbon fiber fork and a titanium frame that weighs just 5lb. It also has a carbon belt drive, 14-speed transmission, hydraulic brakes, 82mm rims and 4.8″ tires.

Maintenance-Free Bicycles

Maintenance-Free Bicycles
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Priority Bicycles aims to make bikes that can go thousands of miles without maintenance, through the use of durable parts like belt drives, pedal brakes, puncture-resistant tires and rustproof aluminum frames.

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DTC Car Multi-Tool

DTC Car Multi-Tool
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This ingenious gadget combines a tire pressure gauge, auto glass escape hammer, LED flashlight, seat belt cutter, and other tools which could come in handy in an automotive emergency. Should be standard in every glove box.

Grainworks Wood Bike

Grainworks Wood Bike
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The AnalogOne.One is an elegant handcrafted bicycle from artist Mike Pecsok. Each one is made from the wood of your choice. With a Gates CDX belt drive and Schwalbe Big Apple tires, it’s the most beautiful city bike we’ve seen.

Jiro Keychains

Jiro Keychains
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Jiro’s one-of-a-kind reclaimed product range now includes keychains (they initially offered belts); each is made from old inner tubes and bike tires, with your choice of colors.

Beer Blaster

Beer Blaster
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A super-sized version of the Alcohol Shot Gun, the Beer Blaster loads entire beer cans and fires a stream up to 10 feet; be sure to check out the beer ammo belts and quickfire holsters.

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