|Results: belt leather, excellent! Zip ties, not so much|
|This has happened twice|
Note, though: any mounting approach which includes the possibility of a u-lock flipping around into the back wheel is potentially unsafe. I don't recommend anyone try this approach. Experimental at this time.
|Yikes the flash brings out the ugly really well|
This is just temporary, excuse the hasty tape job. I just need something to get me to work and back for the next few days. I've got some better ideas which make use of the remarkably strong and durable pieces of the rest of the belt I saved, for version 2. Or I guess it will be version 3. Why go this way any way? As I said in the first post, the supplied mount for the lock rattled. Furiously, I would say. And never looked right. This is rattle-free when wrapped down, and is still quick to deploy or store. Still super-easy to put together. I just need to improve the leather-to-rack interface so the mount last more than three months of commuting. Or one test session of riding back and forth over that same bump a hundred or so times. The fallback will be to throw the lock into the gaping pannier bag hanging off the other side, but that seems like it would take more time to deploy or store, and could get the clothes or other contents dirty. Or smack into the laptop. Version 2 test in progress!