Come one! Come All! Turn your mild hatred of cars into a quick and easy Bike Lock Holster.


Bike Lock
Used License Plate

A while back I found a license plate in the middle of the road. It was pretty beat up, yet still perfectly flat. Good find. After hanging onto it for a while now, I've decided to put it to use. Usually, I just stick my bike lock in the back of my pants for a quick ride somewhere when I don't want my backpack, but that is a little awkward, so I designed an easy-to-make holster out of the license plate.

Step 1: Bend 1: The Tab

Fold one end of the plate over about 3/4" or 2cm. This doesn't need to be too exact. This little tab will help keep the holster stuck either on your belt or pants.
fannnntastic..ive been needing a way to carry my bike lock..
Great idea! Simple and effective! Thanks :-)
Very interesting idea you've got here, but any idea if it will work on a British license plate?
No, standard (I.E. not special ones for vintage cars) UK registration plates are plastic (5mm thick), and therefore break if struck or bent... :)<br/><br/>You can buy used US plates on eBay if you like, or beg for a plate from Davesfarm like I did... :)<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/user/Davidsfarm">http://www.youtube.com/user/Davidsfarm</a><br/>
I would say that it would work very well. You could even fold it around the thicker section of the lock, or use one of the minilocks, perhaps. The extra length would just give you a bigger area to customize. Although I don't know if British LPs are thicker or thinner material. That would just affect the ease of bending. You could always go find a scrapped car and see if it still has a plate or two for the taking.
Thanks for the insight. Im rather sure that the plates are the same thickness over here. I believe the only problem with this is that in Britian, obtaining the plates is very difficult, as I've only ever seen 1 plate on the road, and that was on on of the (highways), and as you can imagine I'm not about to get out of a car and run across a highways for a plate.
Oh come on.... where's your sense of adventure? :D haha. That's the biggest problem with "found object" projects. They're fantastic in that they reuse a lot of materials, but almost impossible to replicate without a lot of time spent searching for similar materials.
Actually it looks REALLY great BUT - and it's a HUGE but....... Having been riding on motorbikes etc., for a LONG time, I'd see the "righteous bro's" carrying a sling of heavy chain and a lock, over their shoulder and they'd have it running diagonally down their front and back and it would loop at the hip - like a big belt of ammunition for a machine gun. It's a nice easy way to carry chain... But and here is the directly related BIG but - having any HARD object strapped to the body - while doing anything except walking through grassy meadows - is a kind of dumb to really dangerous idea. Why? I hear you ask. See when the Righteous Bro's crashed their motorsickles, and they landed on their backs - as one is want too - in a motorsickle crash - that strap of heavy thick chain would smash into their spine - breaking several vertabrae open and leaving them paralysed from the shoulder blades down.. And the U locks.... I think the very best idea is to clamp it to the bike frame - the way it's meant to be attached to the bike frame - for the same very good reason. And the number plate..... Hmmmmm I like the idea of a SOFT cloth patch a lot better.
is there any thing keeping it from bouncin out?
It actually grips the lock really well. You can always bend it a little extra to keep the fit tight.

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