7 January 2010 - 6:42Things 6, 7 & 8
Thing 6 – bottle opener.
No bike is complete without one really. Especially a singlespeed. I’m surprised I didn’t get one of these sooner. This particular model, the Wise-Cracker, is made by Ahrens. Look for a story to develop on this little item in the coming weeks…
Thing 7 – bottle cap
Niner’s YAWYD is probably one of the least necessary components on any given bike, but it is definitely the most fun. I have one on every bike I own. I also have a little drawer of bottle caps at the shop so I can change my cap whenever I want. It’s like a piece of flair that’s actually cool.
Thing 8 – 2nd bottle cage
Taken from a conversation in Durango…
Dicky “So why do you only have one bottle cage on your bike, when you have mounts for two?”
Me “uh… because I ride with a pack?”
Well, any time I have to answer a semi-legit question with a dumb question, it gets me thinking. I don’t always ride with a pack. I should maybe put the other bottle cage on there, just in case I want to go on a really long ride and want to travel light, or in case I get extra thirsty. After all, it is important to stay well hydrated.