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07/07/2010

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George

That's a great idea - I always thought it was depressing that locking one's bike up inevitably caused scratch marks all over it. You could even go further and make something out of foam (or whatever) that could clip on to the crossbar as a protective sheath...

Adrian

Lock the rear wheel somewhere inside the rear triangle, and you effectively lock the frame and rear wheel in one go, plus the bike won't move if knocked, plus the frame won't get scratched.

But the sweater is cute, if unnecessary.

Jonathan

That's a plastic-coated U-lock and shouldn't scratch the bike. I can understand wrapping a security chain around the top tube a couple times and leaving the slack ends to be locked around a signpost; that's the way Chinese-food deliverymen do it. But not a U-lock.

Perhaps the sweater is meant as a tube pad for the rider's crotch in case he or she leaves the saddle.

Bike Trainer - Rich

Looks wonderful. Great reading your post as well.Thanks

Nate J.

Check out the "yarn bombed" Raleigh 10-speed they've done up at a local indie crafty place in my hometown (Renton, WA - near Seattle).

http://thepicaroon.blogspot.com/2010/06/renton-is-so-crafty-and-colorful.html

veganboyjosh

In Denver there's a few upside-down U-shaped bike racks that have these knitted around them, so that the community gets to enjoy the pleasures of the knitting, not just one rider.
It doesn't keep your bike from getting scratched from your lock, but it does keep your tubes from getting chipped when you lean/bang your bike up against the rack, or if someone bumps it, etc.

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If you mess up, it"s not your parents" fault, so don"t whine about our mistakes, learn from them.

Stacie in NOLA

Have you NEVER heard of the knitting "graffiti" people have done in the last several years. Knitting in the shape of leg warmers or arm bands show up on light posts, walk way railings, etc. etc. I know some people knit for relaxation and/or hobby, and its rather cheap to do so. I wish someone would come leave some knitting graffiti on my bike! I'd ride it until it fell off from rot!

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