This post is actually on-topic—it's just woefully unseasonable, that's all. Except for those of you in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and South America.*
As you can see, Gruesome got her albatross bars since I first mentioned them last Sunday. I like them a lot, too—they suit me much better than flat mountain-bike bars. These came off the back of one of Grant's tandems (thanks again, Grant).
Here's another view. It's a good thing I didn't try to install them myself, because all the cables had to be lengthened. Anyway, to paraphrase the old Groucho Marx joke, I wouldn't want to ride any bike that had me for a mechanic.
Notice the black plastic bracket in the middle? That's what makes this post on-topic rather than off. The bracket is for a thing called a Topeak TourGuide Handle Bar Bag...
...Or, as we would call it, a camera bag. Here's the bag on the bike. It has a rain cover in case I get caught in the rain. The shiny thing on top is a map-holder. It's removable.
The bag holds an SLR with ease...
...And even a 2 1/4 camera (here a Bronica SQ-A). It will hold my Bronica rangefinder as well, and my DSLR with a prime lens. Of course it holds the Panasonic GF1 with plenty of room to spare.
The bag unclips from the bike easily so you can carry it with you when you lock up and leave the bike.
And, finally, for you North Americans and Europeans: I promise to try to link back to this post next Spring, when you might actually care!
*See! Sometimes I do remember that Summer's coming down under.