I have been accused publicly, on this site, of being a bike hobo. I like to think of myself as eclectic, defined by Miriam-Webster as "composed of elements drawn from various sources." This is an apt description of the decorative nature of my bike. I have been known to hang air freshners from my seat, stick discarded items in my spokes, and generally like to make my bike look . . . funky.
However, I am a hobo poser when it comes to actually integrating discarded junk into functional utilities for my bike. The following comes from reader Nate, who blogs here:
The other photo shows an old metal paint roller tray and car license plate fashioned into a basket of sorts. It is perched atop a seatpost mounted rear rack.
Wow, a paint roller tray bike rack platform? Now that is hobo-ing up for sure. I likee! I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I have a long way to go before I reach this level of hobo on the bike hack evolutionary scale . . . but with the garbage that piles up on NYC sidewalks, there may just be hope for me.
Are you an aspiring bike hobo or do you know one? Let us know, maybe this is the start of an online support group . . .
"Hi, my name is Matt, and I can't stop putting junk on my bike . . . "