Politics often have a way of dividing people. I think it is safe to say that almost everyone has been part of a very uncomfortable conversation about political matters. While traveling last fall I encountered an example of political commentary that would surely strike up an interesting conversation depending on what part of America you might be in.
A friend took me to a bookstore near the University of California Berkeley that featured a political postcard. I thought I would give people a choice as to whether they wish to view it since it does contain profanity. If you are offended by profanity or by the political bent of those that inhabit Berkeley you may not want to see it, but if you are the curious sort click here to see it.
Fortunately bike hackers are uniters, not dividers, and no matter what your political bent may be reader Smitty sent along a political hack that everyone can get behind, no matter your political affiliation. All text and pictures below are credited to Smitty - Bike Hacks approves this great hack!
Plastic Political Sign Panniers
These panniers were originally designed for a group to ride from Austin TX to Mexico. Along with Ty-vek tents we make they worked great and still keep going. With only tie-wraps holding them together you would think they would fall apart (and they do after about 3-4 years) but you just make new holes and put new tie-wraps in and they are good as new!
Also shown here a model of plastic sign panniers with 2 speakers in each, an amplifier with a 12 volt lawn tractor battery makes them go, they work pretty good for boom boxes. Water proof, durable, and free! They're perfect!
I have had these on my bike for 6 years and have been surprised I have not run into anyone else with the same? I have seen someone make fenders with the same material but not the panniers. Let me know if you have seen these before and where.
They also make a good fence.
The last idea from Smitty is a great idea to get behind . . . get it? Behind . . . (rim shot). If anyone else has used political signs for a hack feel free to comment or submit them to us for posting.