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Tip: Bicycle Inner Tube Becomes Horizontal Belt Sheath

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by parnass, May 8, 2006.

  1. parnass

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    RyanMalpiede showed how he makes horizontal belt sheaths by sewing elastic into a loop:
    http://edcforums.com/index.php?topic=721.0


    I cut a short piece of bicycle inner tube and threaded my belt through it. This makes a very comfortable horizontal sheath for carrying my large Victorinox One Handed Trekker SAK. If you use the right size inner tube, your knife will not fall out.

    I'm always finding new uses for old bicycle inner tubes. Bike shops are a good source of used, but free inner tubes.
     

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    Bicycle tubes = Ranger bands! Good idea.

    todd
     
  3. RyanMalpiede

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    yup ... made some of those too ... u have problems though slipping the item in and out of the sheath? Maybe I just had too tight bike tube.
     
  4. parnass

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    I have a couple of different size inner tubes and used one which fit the knife tightly without being too tight.
     
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    Back in the day that I needed to carry an ASP baton to feel secure in myself, I would carry it in a bike innertube "sheath" horizontally just to the side of my spine on the back to prevent spinal injury. The ASP baton fit perfectly into this "sheath".
     
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    you are a genius.
     
  7. parnass

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    Thanks, but I make misteaks mistakes. :)
     
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    My dad has made scope covers out of car inner tubes for as long as I can remember. They work very well, and one inner tube will yield more scope covers than you are likely to ever use.
     
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    sounds like this could work to make a key silencer on the cheap too
     
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    thanks for that great tip... O0
     
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    That's a very good idea. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very Cool - what a functional and clever idea! :clap:
     
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    Baby powder may help if the fit is too snug to get it in and out easily.