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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!

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.
<p>Velcro straps are useful too! I agree, rubber bands need to be replaced every couple of months.<br>Thank you from Italy!<br>Simone</p>
<p>&gt; FAST STOP HANDBRAKE</p><p>Stop quickly? Yes. Stop without getting injured? No.</p>
If you're not ironic, i argue you have not got the point :)
i cut an old inner tube so its like a wide rubber band. doesn't deteriorate and holds alot stronger
<p>Yeah!</p>
<p>This is a really awesome idea! I hate it when my bike falls over. </p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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