Plastic bottles often get a bad rap for environmental reasons, but I would like to think that bike hacks incorporating plastic bottles are making a small dent in keeping plastic out of land fills. It seems that not a week passes by where I do not see an old plastic bottle re-purposed on a bike, and some are quite elegant.
The following text and picture come from the blog Cycling Experiences.
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Today, as it rains in North Carolina, and I look for a bag or other low-cost rain protection it dawns upon me that a drink/pop/soda bottle will likely give as much protection as a bag, although it is not sealed. I cut the bottle to work on my Trek Project One, my RANS Citi Crank Forward, and my Catrike 700. Water from the open end could be problematic. If so, this is when I put the phone in a waterproof bag and into my pocket. I have a taller bottle that I’ll use for added protection. This is essentially a no-cost solution.