Wrapping Handlebars With Old Inner Tubes
From Bike Collectives Wiki
The Urban Bike Project of Wilmington recycles old inner tubes for cheap (free) handlebar wrap. There are only a few steps involved.
- Cut the valve off an old inner tube. One tube should be enough for one set of handlebars.
- Use scissors or a razor blade to split it long ways down the middle (it doesn't have to be perfect).
- Wash the pieces to avoid getting black stuff or talc all over when you ride. Let dry.
- Follow normal handlebar wrapping procedures and secure with tape.
The wrap should last a year or so depending on use and weather conditions.