Handy Tricks 7: Bike Mods and Projects


Step 19: Laundry Bicycle

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Star recently lost laundry facilities, but still wants to wear clean clothes.

Solution? Laundry bike!

She can wash her clothes in any sink, and then clothespin garments to the rear derailleurs cable to let it hang dry! It's summertime in Boston now, so the clothes dry out rather quickly, either by virtue of the fresh breeze while biking, or by being parked in the bright summer sunshine.

This works well for the "wear one pair of clothes per day, wash one pair of clothes per day", and can be incorporated into a daily showering routine.

Pants and shirt can be dried at the same time, each hanging over one side of the frame.
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csorrows4 years ago
There are holes in your shirt...
I used a similar trick during a bike tour. After a day's ride, I would run 2 bungees, from each side of the handlebars, to the rear rack. Gave me lots of room for hanging the day's clothes.

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