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More ingenuity spotted around town

Posted by on June 30th, 2006 at 10:15 am

sandle fender
[The flip-flop fender.]

A couple more ingenius bike modifications I’d like to share.

This first one I saw parked in the bike rack at Providence Medical Center the other day. It’s a fender made out of duct tape and a flip-flop sandal.

There are tons of interesting fender modifications in this town, but I’ve never seen this method before.

And then this morning at Breakfast on the Bridges I ran into a neat guy with a thick southern accent sporting this very nifty cargo trailer and hitch combo.

ingenuis trailer/hitch combo
[Good use of a baseball bat.]

ingenuis trailer/hitch combo

He’s using an aluminum baseball bat as the hitch and the chassis of a shopping cart as the trailer, all tied together with a hefty leather belt.

He said it worked well and he went on and on about his plans to improve upon the design. I think he’s off to a fine start.

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  • Scout June 30, 2006 at 11:30 am

    I love this town!

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  • Donna June 30, 2006 at 12:57 pm

    Such a nice man, too.

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  • Tiago June 30, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    So, that’s really cool! An idea I’ve been having is to have a show or friendly contest on creative bike fenders. I’ve seen so many ingenious ones around and I believe they deserve some spotlight.

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  • SKiDmark June 30, 2006 at 8:56 pm

    I think a FedEX tube used as a rear fender on track bike is way cooler than those cheeseball plastic fenders.

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