All sorts of bike products come with mounts for securing/attaching to a bike, however not all of the out the box options work well. Reader Phil had some issues with his pump bracket, so he came up with his own. Take it away Phil . . .
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When I bought and installed my bike pump, I immediately thought this would be a problem. It was barely not in the way of my leg, and it kept falling off. After the small velcro strip that would catch it after if fell off finally broke. I decided to just make my own.
I made a new holder that was out of the way, would never fall off, and would be quite difficult to steal, while easy to take off. It also cost about $2.
The new holster was made from glue, spare fabric, a elastic band, rubber tires and two shiny desk bolts. The gule was used to make the fabric solid, and the rubber band was to keep the pump from expanding and contracting. As a security feature, the only way to the bike pump off is to unscrew the bottom handle and put it back, so somebody can't just walk by and snatch it up.