I was late this morning.
No time to sit down and eat breakfast.
Cycling along with one hand on the handlebars and a coffee in the other, with a pocket full of muesli and some toast in my hat . . . that's no way to live.
How to start the morning with the most important meal of the day comfortably inside my tummy as I cycle ?
Of course! . . . the bicycle breakfast bar.
(Added Edit - After many earnest comments about the dangers of this Instructructable, I have to say that this is just a bit of fun; very obviously not to be used on the roads and probably as it is so stupid not to used at all. . . and relax).
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials and Tools
-a nice bit of pine plank (IKEA cupboard)
-some brackets off a bike's stabilisers
-4 nuts and bolts
-a tin mug
-two old spokes
- a jigsaw
- a spanner
- a drill
- an awl
- a pencil
Step 2: Mark Out Your Breakfast Bar.
Using a pair of compasses, I marked out a area that would allow the crockery to sink into the breakfast bar and hold it steady.
I then drew a free-hand circumference that would fit between the handlebars.
Step 3: Cutting Out.
Drill a hole for the jigsaw access and cut out the holes.
Cut around the outline of the breakfast bar.
File and sandpaper the rough edges away.
Step 4: Fitting the Brackets.
The first hole for each bracket is drilled and attached with a nut and bolt.
The next two holes are drilled ( at the other ends of the brackets).
The breakfast bar is put onto the handlebars and the remaining bolts fitted and tightened.
Step 5: The Toast Rack.
This is the bit I've been looking forward to; it makes me laugh.
Remember the spokes?
Now it's time to bend them into a " U " shape.
Between the cup and the bowl push four holes into the wood, with the awl, and fit the spokes.
Step 6: Oh Dear! I'm Late for an Important Thing.
-Get up late.
-Have a pirate bath.
-Ride and eat, arriving relaxed and full.
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