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DIY Bicycle Tyres Out Of Hot Glue Gun Sticks


Airless tires have been a popular concept for quite some time and honestly, we are re not surprised no one likes a flat tire.Dedicated to solving everyday problems with his own creations, youtuber The Q teaches his us how to build a set of puncture-free airless insane tyres out of hot glue gun sticks.

image: The Q

The Q had to cut the glue sticks into several pieces, put them in a pot and then melt them in the microwave. He previously 3D prints the moulds of the tires from his 3d printer then he fills it with hot glue.

This construction still needs to be modified. But in general, it’s fully working concept.Hot-melt glues usually consist of one base material with various additives. The composition is usually formulated to have a glass transition temperature below the lowest service temperature and a suitably high melt temperature as well.


From there, the airless tires were ready to hit the road.At the end of the video, he rides his bike again, proving the success of his project.The tire works very similar to a bicycle wheel, where the load is carried in tension across the top of the wheel.