Wrapping Handlebars With Old Inner Tubes

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The Urban Bike Project of Wilmington recycles old inner tubes for cheap (free) handlebar wrap. There are only a few steps involved.


  1. Cut the valve off an old inner tube. One tube should be enough for one set of handlebars.
  2. Use scissors or a razor blade to split it long ways down the middle (it doesn't have to be perfect).
  3. Wash the pieces to avoid getting black stuff or talc all over when you ride. Let dry.
  4. Follow normal handlebar wrapping procedures and secure with tape.

The wrap should last a year or so depending on use and weather conditions.

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