I've seen some novel ideas for what to do with old innertubes including homemade rockets, whoopie cushions for car exhausts and even seat post shims (yes really).
But I was lucky enough to meet Beerbabe (aka Judy) at the Cannock Classic last month. She was sponsoring the single speed & fat bike category and exhibiting her homemade goodies made from recycled innertubes and bike parts, she even made the trophies for the category out of old chain rings!
Anyway, I stopped for a chat whilst I looked at her wallets, phone/camera cases & iPad covers and map cases all made from innertubes. But what I really needed was a chainstay protector, and when I mentioned this she just said "leave it with me".
And sure enough a week later I received my new chainstay protector in the post. I think it's awesome.......
Go over to http://www.beerbabe.co.uk have a look.
Mods I hope you don't mind me posting this, I just thought Judy's recycling business is a great idea and i wanted to help a small business to get a bit of well deserved exposure.