Bicycle Rubberband Handbrake

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PROBLEM

You stop and you support the bicycle against a wall, open the rack bags and the bike start to slip away...
I bet everyday bicycle users have encountered this situation... and for me is really annoying!

So here it is a hint - more than a real project - to avoid that!

You just need to put a rubber band around the handles and use it in case you need to keep the brake levers pressed!

RUBBER BANDS are:
+ CHEAP

+ COMMON

+ SOFT - wrapped to the handle when not used -

+ MULTIPURPOSE - i.e. ready for fix plastic bags around your ankles in case of rain! -

Of course instead of rubber bands you could use ALTERNATIVES such as:
+ INNER TUBE RINGS - environmental friendly and coherent -

+ REUSABLE ZIP TIES


This rubberband handbrake system is IDEAL:
+ with HEAVY LUGGAGE
+ to let the bike stay on SLOPES
+ to let the bike stay blocked ON TRAINS

But - with its limitations - also WORKS AS:
+ THIEF RETARDANT - i.e. while buying bread -

+ IMMOBILIZER

+ FAST STOPHANDBRAKE

Hope you enjoy this or even improve it!
Thanks for watching!
Cheers from Italy!

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dizzle976

4 years ago

i cut an old inner tube so its like a wide rubber band. doesn't deteriorate and holds alot stronger

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