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    Bongoties/with Pics

    I'm not promoting this product nor do I have anything to do with the company. I'm just an end user.

    My these little guys are handy. I use one to squeeze the front brake handle so my bike doesn't roll away while propped up against the garage or at work. I have also used one for a pants tie. Just do a google on the title. There must be million uses for them I'm thinking for bikers.
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    Along with Bongoties, velcro cable ties can come in handy. As do those rubber bracelets you see everywhere. I use my Livestrong one to pin my right pant cuff to keep it out of the chain. It's always with me, handy for this.
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    Rubber band with a dog bone. Nice.
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    When I tour, I just use a rubber band. No need for the dog bone because you can use the brake lever for a meeting point of the ends.

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    The guy that makes the Clickstand includes something similar with his product they work great.
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    At least the "magic" power energizing rubber bracelets can be used for something!! Hope you did not pay full price...

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    Yet another small, unnecessary, little item that costs money, and will get lost in the first few days of a tour.

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    Yea anything that will pull the brake lever back and stop the wheel's rolling.

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    I wonder if I could become the Canadian distributor for this nifty little unit.
    I can see it making me $ millions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bar View Post
    The guy that makes the Clickstand includes something similar with his product they work great.
    Agreed. I even put them on the bike that doesn't have the clickstand. Really, for general riding, being able to lock the brakes turns out to be more helpful than the actual Clickstand. Not that I don't like the Clickstand, but it seems to get a lot less use than those elastic bands.

    Also, I haven't had the bands long enough to know, and I did have one separate (not break, but the plastic doohicky that holds the ends together came open), but the cloth-elastic material seems like it's more durable and weather-friendly than your average rubber band which gets dry and brittle before too long and snaps. Don't know what these Bongoties are made of, but they look much more like a rubber band, and I'd be concerned about their longevity.

    But I do agree that being able to lock your brakes turns out to be very useful, however you do it.

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    I use and old toe clip strap, front wheel to middle of down tube to hold bike.

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