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  1. #1
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    A Little Bicycle Lunch Box

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    I love my Bento Box that I have attached to my bicycle on the top tube. It is so handy to carry small snack items while you are out riding. Everything is right there in front of you and you don't have to stop or reach in hard-to-get-into back pockets of your jersey.

    See my story and photos on my blog. The post is titled: "A Bicycle Lunch Box"

    Sarabeth
    www.bycycletrips.blogspot.com

  2. #2
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    I love mine too!

    Fixed your link for you:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarabeth View Post
    See my story and photos on my blog. The post is titled: "A Bicycle Lunch Box"

  3. #3
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    Another happy Bento Box customer - snacks, cell phone, inhaler, spare change, all within easy reach. Have had mine for a few years now. Hard to believe... Just wish it came in something other than basic black.
    Beth

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    bmcc, there is a company that makes a pink one!
    For 3 days, I get to part of a thousand other journeys.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccasland View Post
    Just wish it came in something other than basic black.
    Duct tape and stickers?
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccasland View Post
    Just wish it came in something other than basic black.
    Spray paint?

    I love mine, too. It's the perfect place to stash the point-and-shoot camera allowing easy on-bike access.
    My new non-farm blog: Finding Freedom

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  8. #8
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    Fuel belt makes "bento-type boxes" now. They come come in all kinds of colors. I have a pink one. I could find the link...but figured many others have already attached links/sites.
    They also "zip" up so they don't let moisture in. (My real "bento box" has the mesh velco closure).
    I agree--not matter the brand or color--could not live without it!

    Happy New Year!!!!
    katluvr

  9. #9
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    Given a choice between black and pink, I'd pick black any day. I'm one of those gals that hates pink. Blech!! But the big one comes in blue and red too. ooooooh
    Beth

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    Here is a Zip closed - Pink or Black Box

    My Bento has a mesh closure flap top (velco's on the outside).

    For those asking about the Pink one you can see the zipper closed type here:
    http://www.triplesportsonline.com/Me...ry_Code=TRIACC

    It is by FuelBelt. My friend who ONLY outfits her bike and self in pink, has the pink one. She likes the fact that it zips closed, and she says rain doesn't get in it! Personally I like the non-zip -- because in the winter when I'm riding and wearing thick gloves it would be hard to unzip the zipper, I would think. The mesh flap closing one is so easy to access.

    You can see a photo of it on her bike on my blog:
    scoll down to the pink bike photo.
    http://bycycletrips.blogspot.com/200...this-year.html

    Sara

    "Life is much like riding a bicycle. If you don't stop pedaling, you won't fall off."
    Last edited by Sarabeth; 01-01-2009 at 01:46 AM.

  11. #11
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    This is so timely -
    When we were in the LBS this week, DH asked if they carried Bento Boxes. He was certain I would want one! But I had no idea what it was and they didn't have any in stock (it's a small shop).

    Thanks for posting the photos - that's exactly what I need.

    Since I'm probably going to order it online, can you help me decide between "large and small"?

    I'd love to put a snack, keys, phone in it, but would it also fit a spare tube and CO2 cartridge? Getting at my undersaddle bag is near impossible due to the location of my extra bottle cages.

    Thanks!
    Debra
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    The greatest thing since sliced bread?

    My Bento Box arrived this weekend and I just got back from a ride with it.

    When I attached it to my bike, all I could think of was the 3M sticky note story, and how much I wish I had thought of this.

    It provides convenient storage using "dead" real estate on the bike and I was able to put my first aid kit, my ID, my keys and garage door opener in it. Could've probably put a power bar too, but I didn't need a snack today.

    It's brilliant. Sarabeth - I thank you!
    Debra
    Cure cancer. Ride a bike.
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    Now here is a Little Bicycle Lunch Box
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    Now here is a Little Bicycle Lunch Box
    Sweet
    "Well-behaved women seldom make history." --Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    '09 Trek WSD 2.1 with a Brooks B-68 saddle
    '11 Trek WSD Madone 5.2 with Brooks B-17

  15. #15
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    I asked this in another thread and got no response, so I'll ask again: how do the boxes fit on a road frame? I ordered a bento box and sent it back. I couldn't see how it wouldn't interfere with steering if I cinched it tight enough, or flop around if I left it loose. Plus either way the velcro straps seemed like they'd really scratch my frame.

    Maybe it's just my shallow head angle. Maybe it's just the small carbon frame, where the straps have to pass quite a ways behind the head tube. Any input? I really like the idea of the bento box, but just couldn't see how it would work on my bike.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

 

 

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