By Andrew Liszewski
Unless you’re an avid cyclist you probably don’t have a readily available supply of used or punctured inner tubes. So these IT Clips and IT Hooks, which let you roll your own tie-down bungee straps from discarded tubes, probably aren’t going to be that useful to everyone. But if your bike is your main mode of transport for commuting or even work, these are a great way to upcycle old tubes into something useful again, keeping them out of the trash.
Using the IT Clips and Hooks appears to be as easy as threading a standard belt buckle, and since you make them yourself, you can always ensure they’re going to be just the exact length you need. They also run about $5/pair, making them priced as the perfect impulse buy at bike shops and the like, and are available for tubes sized 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide.