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Print your own BaNannaBotCage to cradle your bananas and a bottle

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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.

Print your own BaNannaBotCage to cradle your banana and your bottle

Print your own BaNannaBotCage to cradle your banana and your bottle Print your own BaNannaBotCage to cradle your banana and your bottle

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!

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JG
JG
4 years ago

So, it’s a banana hammock?? LOL

Dougie Fresh
Dougie Fresh
4 years ago

Can I carry Plantains as well?

What about Non-GMO, Organic, Fair Trade ‘Nanners?

Is that cage made from BPA free plastic?

What other fruit options are available? Anything in the works for a kumquat, tangelos, or papaya?

mr serious
mr serious
4 years ago

Was BananaHammock already trademarked?

Volsung
Volsung
4 years ago

F it I quit bikes.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago

This and bananas should be banned in sanctioned racing. 3 of the biggest field crashes I’ve ever been caught in we’re guys trying to eat a damn banana in he middle of the pack on a 35 mile cat 5 road race.

JBikes
JBikes
4 years ago

Why in the world would anyone need to eat in a 35 mile race?

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

“cat 5 road race.”

cousin it
cousin it
4 years ago

haha

Padrote
Padrote
4 years ago

this is quite literally why I did one, and one only road race

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

That’s the most Cat 5 thing I’ve ever heard.

Bobby F
Bobby F
4 years ago

Slow day for news, huh

Robin
Robin
4 years ago

What if the banana curves the opposite way? I’m asking for a friend.

Heidi
Heidi
4 years ago

That’s bananas

allison
allison
4 years ago

instead of a banana can someone make this to hold a pack of cigarettes and a lighter???

JBikes
JBikes
4 years ago
Reply to  allison

lighter? A lit cigarette lights the next…

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Printed one. It crushes the bananas and they go bad while in the cage. Really digs into them and damages. Would not recommend. Swat bib all day.

Fred Gravelly
Fred Gravelly
4 years ago

Do bananas add aero??

Admiral Wormser
Admiral Wormser
4 years ago

Hey ho…still a better idea than Peloton bike.

cousin it
cousin it
4 years ago

too bad this is plastic and not made of copper and twine. It would be the perfect accompaniment to a dangling Ti mug on my next dirt road tour where I wear flip-flops and leg warmers and 80’s Oakley blades.

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

Sometimes I just marvel at all the intricacies and nuances of riding a bicycle.

Fred Gravelly
Fred Gravelly
4 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Is this really a nuance to marvel at… smh, this is embarrassing to anyone with common sense

Matt
Matt
4 years ago
Reply to  Fred Gravelly

You can Marvel at something and not think of it positively. I was marveling at the fact that a product like this exists…

Roddy
Roddy
4 years ago

Do not ear unripe bananas!

JustSomeGuy
JustSomeGuy
4 years ago
Reply to  Roddy

Don’t EAR any bananas!

jb_rides
jb_rides
4 years ago

I feel like they missed an opportunity here. Why not carry a couple of oranges with your banana? Put them at the base of the bottle to keep the center of gravity low.

Call it the fruit hammock. If you crash in a Cat 5 race, you just tossed your fruit salad!

blah blah blah
blah blah blah
4 years ago
Reply to  jb_rides

needs a yogurt stash/deployment jizzamathing

NDE
NDE
4 years ago

jokes and “need” aside. At least he is not attempting to sell this and giving anyone who would want something like this the ability to make themselves if they have the means.

Stendhal
4 years ago

This allows you to eat a banana and throw the peel behind you to make the chasing riders slip. Good idea!

camatas
2 years ago

where is the link to download the 3D printing file? thanks!

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