So I had seen various products for sale on etsy and ebay that offer a way to carry a 6-pack of beer on your bicycle. They are a great idea and look really cool! However most of them are pretty pricey for such a simple product. So in true instructable fashion, I made my own!
My design is super simple, utilizing 2 leather belts and can be completed in 30 minutes or less. The finished product looks great and is actually quite useful for carrying beer as well as other things as you will soon see.
So if you’re ready, let’s get to it…
Step 1: What You Need
Supplies You Need:
- 1 or 2 leather belts. You could probably get away with using one belt but I found that using two made the 6-pack more stable when riding. Use some old belts, check out your local thrift store, or go to Wal-Mart if all else fails
Tools You Need:
- Tape Measure
- Straight edge
- X-acto knife
- Something to punch the holes for the belt. I used a metal punch simply because I already had one but I’m sure anything sharp will get the job done
Step 2: Cut the Belts
I cut down my belts so they were about 17” long including the buckle. Use your straight edge and X-acto knife to cut your belts. I cut mine into a point at the end to add some extra flare.
Step 3: Punch the Holes
I used a metal punch to make my holes for the belt but as I said before, anything sharp will do the trick. I spaced my holes ¾” apart and that worked well.
Step 4: Optional: Apply Felt to the Buckle
This step is optional but if you are worried about the belt buckles scratching your bike you can simply hot glue some felt onto the back of the buckle. I did this and have had no problems whatsoever.
Step 5: Pack Up the Beer
That’s it, you’re done! All that’s left is to pack up the beer. I found it easier to attach the 6-pack carrier to the bike first and then load it up with your beer bottles.
The final result is very steady and doesn’t impede riding at all. It’s extremely handy to take a 6-pack with you on your bicycling adventures! Aside from holding beer, the belts are also useful for taking an umbrella, baseball bat, or whatever else with you on your bike rides.
Overall, this is a super simple project that looks great and is extremely useful! I hope you enjoyed my instructable and I’d love to hear if you make this as well as any improvements or variations you have.