Reusing bicycle tyres
I have some wooden sleeper steps up to the garden and in the wet they’re pretty lethal and slippy.
So in a recycling kind of way, I was thinking I could perhaps cut up some old mountain bike tyre into strips and nail them to the sleepers as sort of grip strips?
Is that a naff idea or just wouldn’t work? Or would it just create a bigger trip hazard?
Would I be able to or need to stick the rubber to the sleepers as well as nails?Posted 8 years agoGhostRiderMember
Probably won’t meet the Disability and Disabled Access codes, you may have to use white wall reflective tyres therefore creating a contrasting edge for the visually impaired, on a more positive note if there’s tread on the tyres you have managed to provide a tactile edge that will assist anyone with a more general disability, but it will look crap and first time your pis$%d after a summer BBQ you will fall and hurt yourself.Posted 8 years agoSiMember
Rubber crumb and a very strong adhesive would solve the problem. Mark out a strip about 10mm wide and glue, weight down and brush excess off.
This is what I have been advised by an environmental contractor to use and will be doing so for some boardwalks soon to be installed down through sand dunes to one of our beaches.
So maybe you could shred the tyres?Posted 8 years ago
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