So for a number of years now, I've been in the habit of storing money, and often spokes, inside my handlebars. Both have come in handy, but especially the money.
I'm planning to replace the down-tube shifters with bar-end shifters on my load carrying bike, since shifting with lots of weight in the front feels a bit unnerving, although, since I haven't had any close calls, perhaps I shouldn't worry about it. So I'm wondering whether there are any other good places to stash cash.
The advantages of the handlebars for storing things are as follows:
a) The money can be accessed without tools, and doesn't depend on tape or adhesives to hold it.
b) They, and thus the things inside them, aren't likely to be stolen.
c) The money won't fall out.