The one bike accessory that is essential in Bangalore is a string of tender coconuts. The sickle on the handlebar is an optional extra.
One little detail caught my eye about the next bike – it is propped up on a stand. My own bike leans to the side when its stand is in use, but this one is sitting upright. Am I naive in only knowing one kind of bike stand until now?
I guess it takes a strong upright stand to hold a bike steady when it is loaded with plastic containers.
If you do overload your bike, you can get it repaired at one of these places – Roadside Bicycle Repairs. But note the perceptive comment at the end of that post from B Gourley about the speed at which bicycles are being replaced by motorbikes on the streets of Bangalore.