January 24, 2005

Bugaboo Cup Holder Nirvana: Easy Holder from Easy Rider

Ahh, there's nothing quite like the freedom of the open road. Unless it's enjoying the freedom of the open road with your drink handy. That was presumably the inspiration for The Motorcycle Drink Thing, one of the slickest, best-looking drink holders I've ever seen. It's available with brackets in two sizes (Harley and custom), or with a two types of windshield attachments. So why do I mention this here, you might ask?


No reason, except that, according to DT reader Marcia, the larger, 1.25-inch bracket FITS ON A BUGABOO HANDLE. That's right, the solution for European strollers' woeful lack of cupholders originates from that roaring star of good ol' American engineering, the Harley Davidson.

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To fit the Drink Thing on Bugaboo's flattened oval handle, Marcia reports, you have to remove the bracket linings. That leaves a little gap between the bracket and the handle, but it apparently holds nice and firm. While there was some discussion of using a pair of longer screws in the Helm's bracket, Marcia said the originals work just fine.

Whether its engaged or folded flat, it looks damn fine from where I'm sitting. Or pushing. Says Marcia, "I thought you macho daddy types would approve!"

So I raise my cup to The Motorcycle Drink Thing, and then, even better, I put it down again.

Buy The Motorcycle Drink Thing online for $26, and then why not visit their friend, The Leather Lady, for good measure? [drinkthing.net]

15 Comments

I mean this in the nicest way possible, but you guys are getting a bit obsessive about this whole cup holder thing.

It just occurred to me that maybe the Europeans don't get the need for the cupholder because they have smaller sizes of drinks over there. You can probably drink one of their "smalls" while waiting to cross the street. Maybe if some colonists went over to introduce the venti, Bugaboo would come out with a cupholder.

No I'm NOT!!!!

WHY DON'T YOU JUST LEAVE ME ALONE@!!! I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY FRIEND!!!!!!

umm, sorry about that.

DOWN GREG! DOWN!

See, I just struggle with the coffee and pray I don't spill, or only buy drinks that can be capped and put in the Chariot's back bag.

My source over at Bugaboo informs me a cupholder is coming in Q2. So as much as we like innovating, if you're lazy and willing to wait, I'm sure the official holder will be a fine quality plastic. :)

Great idea, but I still don't think that it passes the "High School Shop Project" sniff test. Perhaps it looks better in person???

bd

Lazy is good, and ultimately, babydoc, I'm coming to that opinion about almost any add-on.

For my Diet Coke bottles, I'm gonna stick with my wriststrap-as-noose method. Which doesn't help the cup people. OR the people who actually use the wrist strap.

I don't have the bugaboo, but doesn't it have some kind of bag dealy on the back?

forget about the cupholder and tell me where I can get some spinners for my rims!

Don't hate me because I found another cupholder!
http://www.carryyou.com

Happy Father's Day to all you Daddy Types:)

Marcia

THIS IS THE BEST CUP HOLDER! I WILL NOT PUT PLASTIC ON MY $26,000 BIKE CHECK IT OUT!!
WWW.SINISTERINNOVATIONS.COM

question...does this cup holder actually hold a cup of coffee? or is it only good to hold BOTTLES of water, soda, etc. it seems like it might be difficult to slide a cup of boiling hot coffee through its rings...

My wife found a cupholder for our Bugaboo Frog. It's a universal cupholder with a fabric cover. It's kinda girly, but it looks good on the stroller. We purchased it at rubydaisy.com.

I'm wondering why you haven't posted anything about the new bugaboo cupholder coming out in spring of 2007? I was in a canadian store ordering in a wheeled board last week and there was a cupholder in the 2007 bugaboo catalog. The store manager said it retails for about $27 canadian.

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