Thom Nichols


Technology is evolution outside the gene pool

A couple bike hacks

If you have a sister-in-law as awesome as mine, she gives you a Petzel headlamp for your birthday.  Since I just recently got my first road bike, I don't quite have all the usual accessories.  So what to do when I need a headlamp for riding near dusk?  Improvise! 

This works much better than actually trying to put it on my head over my helmet.  Another view:

The headband on the Petzel lamp comes apart, which allows me to wrap it around the handlebars and stem.  It points almost perfectly forward, but the lamp is also adjustable to point down.  It also has high, low and a blink mode for when I'm primarily concerned with making myself visible to vehicle traffic.

Another clever bike hack is my bike chain keychain that doubles as a bottle opener.  'nuff said.

For more handy tricks, read the bike hacks blog.  They're awesome.

Category: cycling misc

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