Introduction: Bicycle Rubberband Handbrake

PROBLEM

You stop and you support the bicycle against a wall, open the rack bags and the bike start to slip away...
I bet everyday bicycle users have encountered this situation... and for me is really annoying!

So here it is a hint - more than a real project - to avoid that!

You just need to put a rubber band around the handles and use it in case you need to keep the brake levers pressed!

RUBBER BANDS are:
+ CHEAP

+ COMMON

+ SOFT - wrapped to the handle when not used -

+ MULTIPURPOSE - i.e. ready for fix plastic bags around your ankles in case of rain! -

Of course instead of rubber bands you could use ALTERNATIVES such as:
+ INNER TUBE RINGS - environmental friendly and coherent -

+ REUSABLE ZIP TIES


This rubberband handbrake system is IDEAL:
+ with HEAVY LUGGAGE
+ to let the bike stay on SLOPES
+ to let the bike stay blocked ON TRAINS

But - with its limitations - also WORKS AS:
+ THIEF RETARDANT - i.e. while buying bread -

+ IMMOBILIZER

+ FAST STOPHANDBRAKE

Hope you enjoy this or even improve it!
Thanks for watching!
Cheers from Italy!

Comments

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h4nick made it! (author)2015-04-27

using Velcro straps came with Comcast wires its strong too. rubber bands after use in sun and environment/weather always find a way to get brittle and snap. I do use rubber bands on in door projects. till I use them like other stuff super glue, hospital gloves, and rubber bands.. feral they extend shelf life. :) Good one to do on front at gym people tip over bikes and walk away . good job.

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stonioni (author)h4nick2015-04-28

Velcro straps are useful too! I agree, rubber bands need to be replaced every couple of months.
Thank you from Italy!
Simone

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Ian01 (author)2015-05-03

> FAST STOP HANDBRAKE

Stop quickly? Yes. Stop without getting injured? No.

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stonioni (author)Ian012015-05-04

If you're not ironic, i argue you have not got the point :)

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dizzle976 (author)2015-04-29

i cut an old inner tube so its like a wide rubber band. doesn't deteriorate and holds alot stronger

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stonioni (author)dizzle9762015-04-29

Yeah!

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tomatoskins (author)2015-04-27

This is a really awesome idea! I hate it when my bike falls over.

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stonioni (author)tomatoskins2015-04-28

Thank you!

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