Bounced off my rack

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Donald M. Haney, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Boo hiss. I just got back from my local bike shop after picking up a $30 Krytonite lock. Put it on my rack with a bungee, and it bounced off somewhere on the 5 mile ride back. Re-traced my path, but somebody must have picked up a lucky find. GRRRRR! :-(

  2. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Bummer dude, I've had the same thing happen. Sometimes it's like someones in the bushes just waiting for you to drop something.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    no fun and it gets old --- loosing things

    cell phone fell from MB the other day
    cool guy found and returned it

    we need to think -- A LITTLE MORE
    attach those things to MB --- BETTER

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  4. OK, this is getting ridiculous. On my way home from work this morning, dark and early, my gas cap bounced off my bike and rolled into the storm drain. I keep a rag with my tool bag, so I stuffed it in the hole and drove on. Lucky I didn't have a full tank. A rag is more effective than those crappy caps anyway. Well, as long as I don't bounce off my bike, I guess it's ok.:rolleyes: Anybody know of a locally available substitute gas cap, like at Auto Zone or Tractor Supply, or are these pretty much a proprietary design?
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    hey Donald

    yes - thinking that you should be able to locate gas cap at either
    auto parts store or small engine repair shop
    they carry many -- take MB with you so as to size

    don't need to tell you
    any pooolice officer noticing rag in gas tank -- brings a fast ticket (safety issue)

    I relate man -- when I am not droping things off of my MB
    I am leaving things behind -- back pack and others

    makes it harder when I wish to
    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  6. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Loaded bike in SUV, took 300 mile trip, wanted to ride, helmet still at home.
    Stupid, stupid, stupid.
  7. ozzyu812

    ozzyu812 Member

    Molotov cocktail! I've lost a lawn mower gas cap. I put the rag in a ziplock bag then stuffed it.
  8. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes - kerf

    when I also do things -- just such as that
    my wife just kind of gives me that special little look

    probably praying for my memory !!!

    get all of our things together here -- before we take off and
    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  9. duivendyk

    duivendyk Guest

    Allways lock your lock to the bike !, that's my SOP
  10. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Same thing happened to me the first day I got my first expensive lock, too! Put it on my rack, on this rear handle that came with the bike. I thought, "there's no way this will pop off". Now I've got a $4 lock from WalMart that I definitely lock to the frame now... or since it's so small & coils, I just open it up a bit and squeeze it past the brake levers, so it'll just rest on the handlebars.

    As for the rag in the gas tank... Don't end up like those guys in Australia that were jousting or somethin' else equally st00pit. They got burnt bad 'cause their gas tanks were leaking or something.
  11. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Ain't got no rack but I got a muffler. Going up a hill before daylight, cell fell out of my jacket pocket, heard it hit the pavement.
  12. 'Don, what are you driving?' 'Oh, it's the Molotov Cocktail there by the curb!' LMAO!