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Knitted cup holder for the Buddy

 
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Quezzie
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: Knitted cup holder for the Buddy Reply with quote

Until now, I would wedge my travel mug in the Buddy's glove compartment, but I got tired of splashing coffee on my knee every time I hit a bump. There must be a better way! Inspired by Corazzo's Coffee Jacket, I found a water bottle knitting pattern (available for free, scroll to the bottom for the Water Web) and I made my own cup holder:



Took it for a test ride today. Results: Minimal splashage on takeoff and landing, some jostling around from in-flight turbulence, BUT not a single drop of coffee wasted on my pant leg or the road! It kind of swings in time with the motion of the scoot. This photo is after arriving at my destination, and I live on a poorly maintained, pothole-ridden, and currently snowy-icy street. Rough riding, but my coffee is spick and span.

Version 2.0 will probably have a slightly shorter strap, but I'm pretty happy with the result. :)

If anyone wants to know the specific modifications to the pattern, I can retrace my steps!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WooHoo...!!

Looks like a 'cottage business' in a budding stage.
You can make them 'color co-ordinated' and sell them to other modern buddy members.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, if there's a demand...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take 2! <being serious>
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!

Also love the animated avatar. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would use the pattern but instead of knitting I would weave with thin coated wire . That way the swinging back and forth would be reduced. and wire does not get wet.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its great. My coffee stained- pantlegs, caffene sipping days ended with me swiching to a non flip up full face helmet. Sad I am most impressed you are riding in all that snow, way to go!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the nice comments!

BootScootin'FireFighter...got any color requests? ;)

Stormswift, would love to see one if you make it! Could see a similar design sewn out of waterproof cloth, too - Corazzo is drool-worthy, but I like DIY too. I used the skills and materials I have, but I think you actually want some swinging; it moved around turns with the scooter and helped keep liquid from spilling (that and the taller lip of the mug itself). The cotton yarn is washable...buuuut I could see going with a coffee-brown yarn for camouflage purposes. >_< The biggest thing is the strap is a bit long for a 12 oz travel mug, it would be about right for my 20 oz water bottle. The cotton weave also stretched out a bit when full of liquid - stretch was great to accommodate different shaped vessels, but I forgot to take additional weight into account.

Also, not for in-flight drinking, but maybe that's just 'cause I can't drink and scoot at the same time. I pull off to the side when I'm thirsty.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any dark colors would look good, just incase of a little spillage. I use a large thermos, but that requires me to stop, untwist the lid, wait 5 minutes for it to cool off. This would be great for the summer on short trips around town, red light sips.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heck let me know if you decide to open up a little business.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quezzie,

If for any reason your new mug holder doesn't work out for you a nice accessory to have is the Gen-u-bin.The gen-u-bin is a tray that holds drinks and also has a storage space.It snaps into place on the Buddy scoots.I think a member here came up with the idea and then took it to production.I'm not in any way affiliated with genubin or it's maker,simply passing on a great product.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Buddylicious. I've been using a Gen-u-Bin since they came out. I really like it. I've yet to find a use for the large holder that hands off the right side, but the one on the left is awesome.

i don't work for them either,

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quezzie- Love the knitted coffee holder! My daughter knitted me one... only cost me five bucks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddylicious, Howardr: I've seen the Gen-u-bin! Looks great, I may try it yet, next time I place a scooter goodies order.

I'm thinking of looking into Etsy, once I iron out the pattern a bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quezzie wrote:
Buddylicious, Howardr: I've seen the Gen-u-bin! Looks great, I may try it yet, next time I place a scooter goodies order.

I'm thinking of looking into Etsy, once I iron out the pattern a bit.


That's a great idea quezzie. Genubin's only fit Buddies. There are a lot of other scooter folk out there who need SOME way to carry their drinks. There should be a market for them.

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