Introduction: Bicycle Breakfast Bar

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I was late this morning.

No time to sit down and eat breakfast.

Cycling along with one hand on the handlebars  and a coffee in the other, with a pocket full of muesli and some toast in my hat . . . that's no way to live.

How to start the morning with the most important meal of the day comfortably inside my tummy as I cycle ?

Of course! . . . the bicycle breakfast bar.

(Added Edit - After many earnest comments about the dangers of this Instructructable, I have to say that this is just a bit of fun; very obviously not to be used on the roads and probably as it is so stupid not to used at all. . . and relax).

Step 1: Gather Your Materials and Tools

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I used:

-a nice bit of pine plank (IKEA cupboard)
-some brackets off a bike's stabilisers
-4 nuts and bolts
-a bowl
-a tin mug
-a spoon
-two old spokes

I needed:

- a jigsaw
- a spanner
- a drill
- an awl
- a pencil

Step 2: Mark Out Your Breakfast Bar.

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Using a pair of compasses, I marked out a area that would allow the crockery to sink into the breakfast bar and hold it steady.

I then drew a free-hand circumference  that would fit between the handlebars.

Step 3: Cutting Out.

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Drill a hole for the jigsaw access and cut out the holes.

Cut around the outline of the breakfast bar.

File and sandpaper the rough edges away.

Step 4: Fitting the Brackets.

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The first hole for each bracket is drilled and attached with a nut and bolt.

The next two holes are drilled ( at the other ends of the brackets).

The breakfast bar is put onto the handlebars and the remaining bolts fitted and tightened.

Step 5: The Toast Rack.

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This is the bit I've been looking forward to; it makes me laugh.

Remember the spokes?

Now it's time to bend them into a " U " shape.

Between the cup and the bowl push four holes into the wood, with the awl, and fit the spokes.

Step 6: Oh Dear! I'm Late for an Important Thing.

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-Get up late.

-Have a pirate bath.

-Ride and eat, arriving relaxed and full.



ChetsJug (author)2015-01-11

Thank goodness there is still people with inginuity !

onrust (author)2011-08-03

Love it! A bump on the head is a small price to pay for the laughs and good times.

thawkman (author)onrust2011-09-23

Its totaly video edited you can see it so easily its not even funny

If you are talking about the crash then you are right ; of course it's edited.

But it's only edited to remove my ugly face from the video; the crash actually happened.

I had a roughly cut aluminium pole bolted to the bike from another project and as I stooped to avoid that labrador's drool the pole hit my head, full force, causing me some dismay and a circular cut out in my scalp which I can still feel.

I hope this restores your faith in humanity.

Ow!! Thats gonna leave a mark!!

onrust (author)FriendOfHumanity2011-09-26

BUT...... did we learn anything? After watching the video again, not only does it restore my faith in my fellow man, my mind goes a boggle thinking of the endless possibilities of my next crash........ OH, its coming!
Don't let this cat get to you. Next time he crashes....... he will think of this!

FriendOfHumanity (author)onrust2011-08-04

Dear Onrust,

It was more like a core sample.

Thanks for the patch.


FriendOfHumanity (author)2011-06-13

Hey, just to let you know that I've added a video.

It cost me at least a half pint of blood so I hope that you like it.

Kind Regards


rçetin (author)2011-06-07

Sizde bisikletle işe gidenlerdenseniz bu proje tam size göre

1-ilk olarak dikdörtgen bir tahatanın üzerine tabağın tabanı girebilecek kadar delik çiziyoruz.Pergel yada daire şablonu ile.Daha sonra Kupa bardak içinde aynı şekide çizip kesiyoruz.

İşte bu hale gelecek tahta

daha sonra şerit halinde bir sac parçasını tahtanın altına monte ediyoruz. biraz eğiyoruz.

Matkapla deldikten sonra 1 tarafın somonlarını takıyoruz

daha sonra bisiklet direksiyonuna takıyoruz ve somonları takıyoruz

daha sonra bir tel parçasını şekildeki gibi büküyoruz: Tost koyma yeri

daha sonra tahtanın üstünden bu telleri monte etmek için delik açarız

ve bu telii alttan sabitleyin (neyle sabitleyeceğiniz size kalmış ben sıcak silikon kullandım)

işte emeklerimizn karşılığı

FriendOfHumanity (author)rçetin2011-06-07

Hey merhaba,
Üzgün ama benim Türkçelerim çok iyi değil.
Sen isteyemez mi daha kolay yol ve I anlamayı denemeyecek?
teşekkür ederim, sağol 

FriendOfHumanity (author)2011-06-03

Can you give me your information source please? I need to research this.

neffk (author)2011-05-19

Turn the jam-side of your toast toward you so it doesn't pick up any bugs!

FriendOfHumanity (author)neffk2011-05-30

Very good point; I thought it was a bit chewy.

neffk (author)FriendOfHumanity2011-05-31

Do you actually use this contraption? Haven't you heard about the dangers of toasting while driving? Seriously, though, how often have you actually mounted your breakfast on your bike and eaten it during transit?

FriendOfHumanity (author)neffk2011-06-01

I have never actually mounted my breakfast on my bike and eaten it during transit.

skunkwolfe (author)neffk2011-05-21

But the bugs provide extra protein and crunch! :D

rattyrain (author)neffk2011-05-19

This is the best comment so far.

ProCactus (author)2011-05-19

Why did I get emailed his. Has it gotten so low this is whats left.
Sorry but this is a bad idea!

Oh I can get much lower than this; I´ve only just begun to scrape the barrel.

playfulplans (author)ProCactus2011-05-19

Ummm... what?

Great idea, great 'ible.

FriendOfHumanity (author)2011-05-30

I´m on holiday , cycling around Spain at the moment, ( Without my bike breakfast bar.)

The internet has been hard to find, can you imagine my delight to finally access it and have all these comments?

This was silly, fun concept, obviously not to be used on the roads, (I cycle to work solely on cycle paths anyway.) but thank you for all of the earnest replies, they made me chuckle heartily, especially as I haven´t spoken to anyone for 12 days.

Kind Regards


FriendOfHumanity (author)2011-05-30

Thanks for asking.
My trained monkey wasn´t keen on making a video because I wanted her to end up with cornflakes all over her face, for comic effect.

I will ask her again and try to make one.

natureboi420 (author)2011-05-22

Thats super cool! i like the idea! you should make one with a coffee maker and toaster :)

Mig Welder (author)2011-05-21

How do you vote?! This 'ible has my vote :)

NilZed (author)2011-05-20

The lack of humor awareness on these comments is astounding. Such an amusing idea should have been saved for next April.

swilus (author)2011-05-20

What a bunch of stiffs! This is an awesome idea. Your rock. I love original ideas like this. Bravo for making this yourself!!!

pop88 (author)2011-05-20

You need straws

tomdbarker (author)2011-05-20

You are officially nuts! As a cyclist of many years I can honestly say this is one of the most dangerous and impractical ideas for bike extension I've ever seen - excellent !! Keep up the eccentric work - lol. Maybe a lid for the mug tho eh?!

Rizzy (author)2011-05-19

You should design like a shield type thing in front of it. It would keep from bugs and what ever is in the air from getting in your food. And it might possible make the shape more aerodynamic though I highly doubt it. I would hate to find a cricket in my jam. Great Idea!

Wasagi (author)2011-05-19

This is fantastic! although I must say I don't think I could pull off having a mug of coffee, or even a thermos, child's spill proof cups? I bike to school every morning, and have more than enough idle time at lights to eat some toast, I love this idea! Great I'ble!

sitearm (author)2011-05-19

I like this idea.

I rode my bike to school and back with a big wire basket on the back for books. For three years I dreamed of mounting model rocket launchers on the front (OK, I was around 14 at the time, and liked scifi, but I did make model rockets.

But how, how to affix the launchers solidly to the front of the bike (with launch buttons on the handgrips, of course)?

Years later, this Instructable shows me how: a multipurpose, stablelaunch bicycleplatform for breakfast*. Excellent

*and model rockets+
+ I would never shoot model rockets at anybody'
' well, maybe at the fun police <kidding!>"
" not responsible for anybody subsequently affixing model rocket launchers on their bikes after having read this comment

AmyLuthien (author)2011-05-19

LoL! Good one! Bet that'd turn some heads XD

guiwegian (author)2011-05-19

Even though there is a a "be nice" comment policy, I can't really see how this would be a good combination of riding/eating. Just for practical reason I am just wondering how much of your cereals and tea would be left after you jump on the bike and start cycling. Second of all, riding in a city with a lot of pollution wouldn't be very "clean", and third, that's the best way to stroke on the road , with your tea spoon stuck deep in your throat.However that could be a nice idea to hold some stuff to carry, such as bottles, bags, .....

shalow (author)2011-05-19

This looks like a really bad and dangerous idea.

rgerber1 (author)2011-05-19

Pop tarts are the best on the go breakfast, fiber one bars give you gas, but she is a cutie.

mary candy (author)2011-05-18

Your tools are amazing.
But this idea is just funny. I think it doesn't work in fact.

playfulplans (author)mary candy2011-05-19

"I think it doesn't work in fact."

I couldn't agree less...

Super cool and it would work for me!


mary candy (author)playfulplans2011-05-19

I would like to see you eating muesli and drinking a large cup of coffee on the bike.
Maybe in Circus. :P

mary candy (author)mary candy2011-05-19

Though it is a very creative idea. I can't deny. :*

playfulplans (author)mary candy2011-05-19

Right! All good.

I spent the last four days at the Chicago Toy Show and got bumped off my return flight, spending the night in the Comfort Inn Atlanta courtesy of Delta Airlines.

Rode courtesy vans all over town before arriving at the hotel which turned out to be Stalag 17, but with soap.

So a bike with edibles sounds pretty do-able to me right now! :O

mary candy (author)playfulplans2011-05-19

; )

pastorboy0 (author)2011-05-19

Mind spilling the deets on the extra brake lever? That might be worth an instructable in itself!

zzbb (author)2011-05-19

Love it!
Switch to oatmeal with yogurt & flax seed and you won't have to worry about spillt or spilled milk.

rws150 (author)2011-05-19

Wow...lots of fun police out there today. I think this idea could only be improved if you learn to juggle chainsaws while eating breakfast and riding.

nickjm007 (author)2011-05-19

Now if only we can DIY insurance for when we crash from making the really bad decision to eat and drive a bike at the same time.

BtheBike (author)2011-05-19

this is full o' win .

dwbrisket (author)2011-05-19

Great effort, but seems unpractical and dangerous. Maybe have a friend shoot a video of you using this contraption and you might sell me. Eating cereal while actually riding your bike will be a sloppy affair, more on your shirt than in your mouth. Never mind trying to load up your spoon. Maybe think about packing it up and eating it at work. Oh! Hopefully you are wearing a helmet while doing this one handed mobile brunch.

heydave (author)2011-05-19

Crazy, but ingenious all at once!

Malable (author)2011-05-19

Love your handlebars. That would be a great place for a dog carrier. Altogether a great idea.

rickharris (author)2011-05-17

Poor idea for your diet - get up earlier and eat at a table. :-)

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