You can be the equivalent of an alpine st. Bernard and carry your own medicinal tipple whilst out on your next ride with Ahearne Cycle's Spaceman hip flask and holder. Basically it is a rather crudely welded, modified, bottle holder with a raw, unpainted finish that bolts onto your standard bottle mounts and which holds a generic hip flask snuggly in its grasp.
Now, I'm not condoning drinking and riding but sometimes wetting your lips with a wee nip of brandy on a cold ride or to add an extra hit to your coffee stop seems like an attractive option. then this will keep your elixir safe and your blood well oiled.
The cool thing about it is that it is that it is fun and quirky the possible downside is that it does kind of suggest that you are fond of the taste of liquor... and some might think obsessively so, especially if your bike only has one bottle mount.
Medicinal beverage holder for the well oiled.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Ahearne Cycles Spaceman hip flask and cage
Size tested: n/a
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
This looks way cooler than sticking your hip flask down you lycra shorts... "why is this booze you have kindly offered me so damned warm?"
anything that gets plucked out of your riding pants and thrust towards you is for a different group ride altogether.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Stainless steel, unbranded hip flask 250ml approx
Unpainted metal cage
I think the fabricator had already finished the contents of the hip flask before welding up the cage! Bird shit welds but at least it is on straight and It holds the bottle as tightly as someone like Oliver Reed might have.
Despite the blobbly welding it will last longer than your liver.
It is a novelty thingy that makes a great gift and gifts are all about thought.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The product performed well, Jameson's too.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Quirky, fun, light headed humour.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The welding was poor
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, but not the day after
Would you consider buying the product? As a gift
Would you recommend the product to a friend? To those who like a taste
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
About the tester
I usually ride: Bike that I am testing at the time My best bike is: Giant CFR pro, old school carbon converted to fixed. Kinesis Convert 2 fixed. Shorter cafe racer
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, bare back