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Start with a small toolbox, made of some sort of rugged
plastic, about the same width and length as a bike water
bottle cage, but slightly taller.
Glue a metal plate on the inside bottom of it, and drill
holes through the box and plate the same distance apart as
the bolts of a bike bottle
Bolt the box to your bicycle, with the bolts going from the
inside of the box into one of the metal tubes of your bike,
in the same location that a water bottle cage would be
Put some of your things in the box, and apply a small
Obviously you shouldn't leave valuables unattended in this
box, but it should be a safe enough place to store your
spare inner tube, tire change tools, blinkers, etc
This idea is in contrast with the various storage containers
that are advertising as attaching and detaching quickly and
easily, which is not necessary what everyone wants.
||// not necessary what everyone wants. //
||... except, perhaps, thieves ...
||If a thief wants to steal my storage box (without
damaging it), he is welcome to take a bolt cutter to the
lock (or even pick it), open the lid, take out all my stuff,
and unscrew the bolts.
||I'm not expecting to slow down a prepared thief, just
prevent a casual passerby from saying, "Ooh, velcro!"
undoing it with a single yank, and pocketing it... which I'm
sure happened to an underseat storage pouch I used to
||My freedive mentor drizzles bright yellow paint on all his gear and bags. His comment? "Nobody steals ugly..."
||//My freedive mentor drizzles bright yellow paint on all
his gear and bags. His comment? "Nobody steals ugly..."/
||I've always had difficulty with this argument. Shirley
being good looking bike is a critical feature of buying a
nice bike? It's like having a little thatched cottage with a
delightfully informal flowery garden, then, adding a 1998
Ford Focus on bricks, 2 satellite dishes, one rusty, an
England flag and some of that B&Q plastic-wood decking.
Sure, the tourists won't take photos anymore and it will
work just as well from the inside but you WILL have to
live with it ALL the time to prevent something that MIGHT
||You've visited [8th] then?
||He did, but we hid in the back and kept quiet. We were afraid he might want to borrow money.
||Indeed. Thy reputation goeth before thee ...