Legit Bike Polo


mallets galore
August 26, 2008, 5:06 pm
Filed under: Mallets/Wheelcovers | Tags: , ,

I’ve built enough mallets to supply a small army.  The entire build process is shown in the ‘legit style’ video on the HOWTOMAKEIT page. Minneapolis folks, if you’d like one, please contact me soon as I’ll be leaving shortly.  They’ll arrive at the NACCC on Saturday or Sunday as my parents stop by the action (we’re road tripping from MPLS to Boston with a polo layover in Chicago), so please contact me if you’d like one.  They run for $10, the same price I paid for the first and only mallet I ever bought.

I’ve been experimenting with handles as of late, and in addition to the standard handlebar tape and hockey tape wraps, I think an innertube layered handle looks promising.  I stretched a tube over the handle, then wrapped over it with more innertube (as one would wrap bar tape), and then (barely managed to) stretched another innertube over that.  The rubber is nice’n grippy and there’s no chance of any unravelling since there’s such a tight sleeve over the whole thing.  Dang comfortable.

Also if ski poles are scarce in your area, experiment with other materials!  Broom sticks usually turn out well, and if you never ever want your mallet to break or even get scratched, make it out of a graphite hockey stick.  Keep your eyes peeled on garbage day and good luck on getting a tight fitting head onto these non-ski pole shafts.

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cheap aluminum walking sticks!

Comment by alfie

How did you get the hockey stick in the abs?

Comment by Kennie

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I will certainly be back

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