Step 1: Gather the Parts
1. One bird feeder for suet. I found this at the nearby Petco, a large retail store with pet supplies.
2. Some plastic cable ties.
4. Optional - Bluetooth battery powered receiver (this one is a Vantec BTA350)
5. Optional - Battery powered stereo speaker (this one is a Phillips SBA1700)
6. Optional - (not shown) Velcro stick-on pads
Note: While there are many Bluetooth speakers now on the market, I wanted a bike stereo that took standard batteries. The Vantec receiver takes a single AAA, and the Phillips speaker takes three AAA's. It's a personal thing, based on too many rechargeable devices that are either not charged when needed, are missing a required cable, or no longer accept a charge. I do use rechargeable standard batteries, such as the Eneloop brand. Also, I tried a different speaker and will say that a three battery portable speaker is likely to be able to have enough volume for this purpose, and a two battery unit is likely to be too quiet.
Step 2: Create the Mount
Apply three cable ties to the left hand side of the body of the Suet Feeder. Note the orientation of the cable ties, placed to provide an effective 'catch' for the hairband loops.
Loop three hairbands to the right side, and stretch them to the cable ties, forming a stretchable retaining cord system that is very quick to release when necessary.
Step 3: Optional - Create Your Own Bluetooth Speaker Hybrid
Step 4: Mount the Mount
I could have used just the speaker without the Bluetooth receiver, instead clipping on an iPod Shuffle or other MP3 player to the mount. But by using my phone, I have access to all of my MP3 files, and the MapMyRun app will announce my mileage (I have it set for every half mile) and pace.
I stand in awe sometimes of how much infrastructure we use in our daily lives. Phone as complete music collection, the GPS navigation satellite system, the cellular communication system....all to help me enjoy riding my bike just a little bit more.