What’s your favorite mode of getting around? What’s your favorite (alcoholic) beverage? If your idea of relaxation is to take your bicycle out into the countryside (or the park, if you are an urban dweller) and enjoy a nice bottle of wine some time during the day, then you are in luck. I just discovered this little Etsy shop selling a handmade wine rack designed especially for those who like to spin their bike’s wheels. ((Etsy Shop))
Jesse from Montreal, Canada, obviously has a penchant for carrying a bottle of wine while on his bike and has come up with the Bicycle Wine Rack to solve the problem of keeping that bottle intact without getting in the way. The Bicycle Wine Rack is made of leather and some antique brass fasteners.
Those of you who pay particular attention to aesthetics will be interested to know that the leather is oil-treated and vegetable-tanned, meaning that it will become even more beautiful with age and use. And as you continue with your regular forays into the great outdoors on your bike, your Bicycle Wine Rack will only benefit from it.
As for functionality, the image may send across the message that the Bicycle Wine Rack is not a very secure contraption. However, there are hidden clamping mechanisms put in place by the maker, ensuring that your wine bottle has never been more secure! If you need more proof, here is a video showing the Bicycle Wine Rack in action.
I am not so sure about using the frisbee as a wine glass, but whatever floats your boat!
I know the Bicycle Wine Rack is not an electronic gadget, but it is a perfect accessory for someone who is always on his/her bike. With all the accessories that you get for your mp3 players and phones (not to mention tablets and other gadgets you take with you on the go), why not make sure that you always have space for a bottle of wine? After all, you never know when it will come in handy.
Other important details…the Bicycle Wine Rack will only fit bikes that have a 1-inch frame, so if your bike is special, then you might have to get an equally special rack made. Also, the racks have been rather popular so the newer units are taking longer to ship.