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    A Batman-style Utility Belt for the Bicycle Commuter.

    Imagine an a la Batman type of utility belt that fellow commuters could wear:

    Black matte leatherette belt with traditional metal buckle, or nylon webbed belt with Klick-Klack-Klasp buckle, with pouches, loops, hooks and more for:

    - Pouches for Innertubes, Lights, Computer, GPS
    - Hook for Take-Along Saddle
    - Patch Kit
    - Multitool compartment holster
    - Adjustable Wrench loop
    - Flashlight loop
    - Mini Pump loop
    - PonchoPouch (Trademark)
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    - Pen loop
    - Presta Valve Adapter nook
    - Pliers slip
    - Mobile Telecommunications Device waterproof/shockproof pouch
    - Mini U-Lock clasp
    - Personal Belongings compartment
    - Miniature Batman Harness Anchor and Bat-Rope

    - Optional Suspenders
    - Expandable
    - Customizable

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    Holy dork-belts Batman!


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    By the way, the suspenders should be mandatory, not optional.

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    Would be an awesome birth control device as well.

    Once you were seen wearing the Commuter Belt, there is no chance you would ever get a chance to pass down your genes to the next generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_ View Post
    Imagine an a la Batman type of utility belt that fellow commuters could wear:

    Black matte leatherette belt with traditional metal buckle, or nylon webbed belt with Klick-Klack-Klasp buckle, with pouches, loops, hooks and more for:

    - Pouches for Innertubes, Lights, Computer, GPS
    - Hook for Take-Along Saddle
    - Patch Kit
    - Multitool compartment holster
    - Adjustable Wrench loop
    - Flashlight loop
    - Mini Pump loop
    - PonchoPouch (Trademark)
    - KeyHookKeeper
    - Trapper Keeper Mini Notepad
    - Pen loop
    - Presta Valve Adapter nook
    - Pliers slip
    - Mobile Telecommunications Device waterproof/shockproof pouch
    - Mini U-Lock clasp
    - Personal Belongings compartment
    - Miniature Batman Harness Anchor and Bat-Rope

    - Optional Suspenders
    - Expandable
    - Customizable
    Is leatherette the same as pleather?

    Better idea: tactical SWAT type best. You can still look like a dork but you won't have all that junk hanging around your waist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    Holy dork-belts Batman!

    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    Would be an awesome birth control device as well.

    Once you were seen wearing the Commuter Belt, there is no chance you would ever get a chance to pass down your genes to the next generation.
    Oh shucks! You two are clowns.
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    Fanny pack?

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    Fanny pack? Really!?!?

    As much as I like Batman, I think the utility belt is bleh! For one, I wouldn't want to wear a belt with a buckle when I'm riding. I think the buckle would be uncomfortable when I'm leaned over in a riding position.

    Anyways, someone has already built a better mousetrap. It's called a Camelbak. I do like the idea of a Bat-rope!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    Would be an awesome birth control device as well.

    Once you were seen wearing the Commuter Belt, there is no chance you would ever get a chance to pass down your genes to the next generation.
    Haha.

    Same goes for people that wear their cell phones on their belt.

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    Um, rack and pannier anyone?

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    This is starting to appeal to me, but I feel that we're only halfway there. I'll add:

    - Motion sickness pill compartment
    - Pouch for plastic army men
    - Dog whistle
    - Telescopic fishing pole
    - Tactical stainless steel juice box straw
    - Disposable underarm shields

    What have I missed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diff_lock2 View Post
    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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    A few more additions:

    - Crush Proof compartment for food
    - Loop for mounting a digital camera to record ride
    - Safety strobe mounting loop (on back, front, and both suspender shoulder straps)
    - Must be made in safety lime green or "don't shoot me, I'm not a deer" orange
    - GPS speed sensor that automatically sends a distress signal if the vest doesn't move for 15 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_in_miami View Post
    - pouch for plastic army men
    genius!!!!!!

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    Thank you for that link, I was looking for some new spats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diff View Post
    Haha.

    Same goes for people that wear their cell phones on their belt.
    So whats wrong with wearing you cell phone on your belt? A lot of blue collar types like me don't carry a briefcase or wear a suit jacket to carry it around inside. Try walking around with a Blackberry or Iphone in a pair of jeans with a bunch of change and or keys. The screen gets all scratched this is why I wear my phone on a belt, similiar to how I carry a Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atcfoody View Post
    - GPS speed sensor that automatically sends a distress signal if the vest doesn't move for 15 seconds.
    ...which I guess is OK since cyclists always blow through red lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
    Fanny pack? Really!?!?

    As much as I like Batman, I think the utility belt is bleh! For one, I wouldn't want to wear a belt with a buckle when I'm riding. I think the buckle would be uncomfortable when I'm leaned over in a riding position.
    Yes. This means it needs to be a utility Bandoleer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    This is starting to appeal to me, but I feel that we're only halfway there. I'll add:

    - Motion sickness pill compartment
    - Pouch for plastic army men
    - Dog whistle
    - Telescopic fishing pole
    - Tactical stainless steel juice box straw
    - Disposable underarm shields

    What have I missed?
    Shark Repellant?

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    I can't help but think the OP is poking fun at bike commuter "freds" by suggesting the geekiest accessories imaginable. You know, even freds have their pride. Sure, I'll wear goggles to keep bugs out of my eyes, but a "Miniature Batman Harness Anchor and Bat-Rope"? Get real.

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    The ladies' version, available in neon pink or blue, both with lavender accents:

    Padded pouch for hair-dryer
    Makeup brush loops
    Comb and brush compartment
    Shatter-proof magnifying led light-up mirror
    Lipstick pouch
    Zipper pocket with makeup storage pockets
    Sanitary supply pouch
    Mesh bag with carabiner for heels

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffpoulin View Post
    I can't help but think the OP is poking fun at bike commuter "freds" by suggesting the geekiest accessories imaginable. You know, even freds have their pride. Sure, I'll wear goggles to keep bugs out of my eyes, but a "Miniature Batman Harness Anchor and Bat-Rope"? Get real.
    +2 Though you can't tell me it wouldn't be cool to climb up an apartment building with the grappling hook and have Jerry Lewis or Sammy Davis Junior pop their head out the window. Barbara Gordon would be preferred of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    So whats wrong with wearing you cell phone on your belt? A lot of blue collar types like me don't carry a briefcase or wear a suit jacket to carry it around inside. Try walking around with a Blackberry or Iphone in a pair of jeans with a bunch of change and or keys. The screen gets all scratched this is why I wear my phone on a belt, similiar to how I carry a Glock.
    It does look batmanish.

    The whole batman part was just really funny since when we were younger and pagers were popular we had an inside joke where we would start making the batman sound whenever someone would have it sticking on their belt.

    I have a nokia n900, which is a BRICK of a phone. I have a custom pouch from sfbags.com ($9), and I slip it in there, and then in my back pocket. But mostly its in my bag, or on my desk if at work.

    But if it works for you, that is cool. That guys comment was just hilarious.

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    I want one. I could use the style points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilynne View Post
    The ladies' version, available in neon pink or blue, both with lavender accents:

    Padded pouch for hair-dryer
    Makeup brush loops
    Comb and brush compartment
    Shatter-proof magnifying led light-up mirror
    Lipstick pouch
    Zipper pocket with makeup storage pockets
    Sanitary supply pouch
    Mesh bag with carabiner for heels
    +1
    Plus the batman belt got to have the "Coach" trademark.

    In all honesty, I do have a batman belt. I use a 5.11 operator belt. It's 1.75 inch wide and carry my two taser vertically and pepper spray. I had car behind me honking then passing which I catches up with them at the light and all they do is keep staring at my belt acting unexpected very nice at me
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