Plastic guards are all very well for walkers but they don't stand up to sliding down a hillside with a bike on top of you.
To this end, I made the Ultimate Banana Guard and it works.
In the video you will see that it resists, impact, abrasion, attack, squashing and not least, for the sake of fun, fire.
Please vote if you like this Indestructible.
No bananas were harmed in the making of this video.
Step 1: Cutting the Tube.
The curve was perfect.
I measured it against a few bananas and cut a suitable size.
Step 2: Making the End Caps.
I removed these and cut plywood discs , with a jig saw, to fit inside.
This will stop the ends of the tube from being deformed under extreme pressure.
Step 3: Adding the Ring Pull.
I found some toggle bolts from a lawn mower.
I tried one, and although it would do, it wasn't the look that I craved.
I searched my house again and found a little bracket and then a hose clamp.
It was a much better design.
Step 4: Lining the Tube.
Four strips of bubble wrap were glued to the inner tube.
The lid has no padding because the banana has its own stalk as protection.
Step 5: Painting.
I had in mind the colour and stencil look of ammunition boxes or grenades.
I looked up the Russian, Chinese and various other countries' names for banana but none really looked that good so I just chose, " B.GRENADE ".
I used matt olive paint for the tube and yellow for the stencil.
Step 6: Testing.
It held up against impact, abrasion, attack, squashing and fire.
I'm off to eat a banana.