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thingumy bike mount, that can be used to transport your Christmas booze, hits funding target inside 24 hours on Kickstarter

Made from upcycled inner tubes, the thingumy can be attached just about anywhere on a bike or person, and used to carry lights, locks and even bottles of rum...

From the same serial inventor that brought us the Bike Mine security system and the loudest bike horn ever made comes thingumy, a useful little mount made mostly out of old inner tubes that is self-proclaimed as "unofficially the world's most useful bicycle accessory". 

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Its creator Yannick Read claims he's "always dreaming up ways to make life on two wheels as easy as possible", and thingumy certainly looks like a product with multiple practical uses. Examples include doubling up on thingumys to strap lights to your wrist, attaching rear lights to your ankle or, as shown in the video below, even using them to transport wine and bottles of gin should you need to do a quick booze run over the festive period!  

Using the thingumy system at night to attach a front light allows the user to turn their beam away from oncoming cyclists or pedestrians to prevent dazzling them. Jackets, pumps, locks and bananas(?) are other examples of things Read says the thingumy can conveniently carry. 

The inventor says he'll simply make as many thingumys required to match demand when his campaign has ended, and as they're hand-made in London with no middleman this is a crowdfunder you can trust won't be delayed by a reliance on third party suppliers. Thingumy has already raised £600, £100 more than its target, less than 24 hours after it launched on Kickstarter yesterday. Check out the campaign here, where you can reserve a pair of thingumys for £6 or get a set of 50 for £150. 

 

 

Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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RoubaixCube | 6 years ago
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I hope it works with a JBL Charge or Flip speaker. It would definitely solve a lot of woes for me.

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Al__S | 6 years ago
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standard bottles of wine fit in standard bidon holders.

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brooksby replied to Al__S | 6 years ago
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Al__S wrote:

standard bottles of wine fit in standard bidon holders.

I'm sure that's just a coincidence, and nothing to do with the origins of the Tour...

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Simon E replied to Al__S | 6 years ago
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I didn't look too closely on the day it was published but, after reading a bit more about it, I have just put my name down for a Thingumy. Worth a go for £6 and one of very few genuinely useful kickstarter projects I've come across.

Al__S wrote:

standard bottles of wine fit in standard bidon holders.

The ones I tried didn't. Maybe yours do, but I suspect they won't stay in there long after you hit a pothole.

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