The next time you go for a ride, don’t feel like you need to leave your banana(s) at home. After hearing of a friend’s difficulties in transporting bananas on her longer rides, designer Frankfalco decided to offer his help. Drawing on his graphic and product designing background, Francfalco created the BaNannaBotCage – a 3D printable file to create the ultimate banana transport transportation for your bike.
If you’re the type that struggles to carry your bananas without smashing them or would prefer an alternative to throwing them in a bag, or even taping to the frame – you’re in luck. Well, as long as you have access to a 3D printer with a 150 x 150 x 150 build area that can print in durable materials. The file created by Francfalco is essentially a standard bottle cage with two banana cages grafted onto the top. While the original version 1 was joined at the center, V3 splits the two sides for better fitment of various bottle shapes and sizes. And while V1 was designed to carry bananas that were a bit more petite, V2 was created to fit larger fruits.
Notes on the build include the need to print at 0.2 or finer with high infill for strength, and no supports or raft needed. We’re not 3D printing experts, so if you have any questions, you should jump on Thingverse to ask Francfalco yourself!