Captain Goddammit wrote:Now Tiahaar or Elliot or myself - we're capable fabricators but we'd probably start with an umbrella and build a bike around it.
Leave it to FIGJAM to have the nice simple effective easy practical solution!!
Heh, true, and it'd be a trike or sidecar-bike for me. I have struggled to keep control of a small handheld parasol while riding, the wind wins grrrr. But for quick and dirty its hard to beat hose clamps, zipties, and gaffers tape ala figjam's method.
Around here lots of the fieldworkers have bodged on a piece of pvc pipe to their bikes, with a bolt or glued plug on the bottom (likely with drainhole) that they stick a shovel or hoe into, but you could use somesuch thing as an easy in easy out bumbershoot spot too