Umbrella Holder for Bicycles?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by alig, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. alig

    alig New Member

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  2. Emp

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    Not me but cool.....this would be suitable for my mom to the market....:rolleyes:
     
  3. frenchyge

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    Gee, I dunno. When I ride in the rain I get wetter from water spraying off the road than falling from the sky. Or is it suppose to hold a parasol to allow one to ride in the shade on sunny days? But wait, it's good for motorcycles, too?

    Honestly, this seems like a pretty dumb (and very dangerous) idea. I think most people that have ever ridden a bike would see the folly in having a big, pointy, wind-catching thing attached just above and in front of the cyclist's face. :rolleyes:

    I suppose you could attach it to the seatpost and use the umbrella like a drag chute for resistance training. :D
     
  4. cyberlegend1994

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    I haven't seen anything like that in over 30 years. The only time I've ever seen that was when I was a kid. After meeting up with a friend just before school as a kid one morning, we saw a woman riding a bike with an umbrella. We got a kick out of it.
     
  5. nbfman

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    Not sure what laws exist in other countries, but, in Japan, the use of an umbrella while riding a bike recently became illegal (maximum fine equivalent to around US$500). The same is true for cell phone use while riding.
     
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    can you imagine going 30 mph on a bike or motorcycle without the inverting the umbrella, crummy idea
     
  7. frenchyge

    frenchyge New Member

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    What about hands free?

    (the umbrella, of course...)
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  8. nbfman

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    I think the main technical requirement is that both hands need to be holding the handle bars. However, you can also be penalized for unsafe riding practices, and there have been mentions of umbrellas in that context. In practice, it probably means you could easily find yourself in a weak position legally if you are involved in an accident while riding with a hands-free umbrella.
     
  9. Emp

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    Yeah,nowadays around my area I still see womans who works at the factories here holding the umbrella while riding at low speed.I ma imagining if roadies were using those and when it comes to sprinting.....oh wow:eek:
     
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