How to Build Your Own Bicycle Basket

How to Build Your Own Bicycle Basket


How to Build Your Own Bicycle Basket. Personalize your bike and make a place to
stash your stuff with a DIY bicycle basket. You will need A basket or crate Fork struts
or a bike rack Zip ties A drill Books Decorations Hooks A waterproof lid and bungee cords (optional). Step 1. Find the perfect object to repurpose as a
basket on your bike. A milk crate is functional and classic, while
a wicker basket or wine crate shows off your style. Choose a basket that’s compact and lightweight
if it’s going on the front of your bike. Riding with something bulky up front can throw
off your balance. Step 2. Securely attach a pair of struts or a flat-topped
bike rack to the front fork hub or rear seat stays on your bike. Step 3. Hold the box on top of the struts or rack
and attach it with zip ties. If your basket doesn’t have holes, make some
with a drill. Step 4. Secure the back of the basket with more zip
ties. If your basket is mounted on the front, fasten
it to the head tube or handlebars. Make sure the basket doesn’t interfere with
the brake cables when you squeeze the brakes and turn the handlebars. Step 5. Put a few books in your basket and take it
for a test ride. Keep a bungee cord or two in your basket to
hold your books and groceries in place. Step 6. Decorate your basket with homemade decals
or charms and add functional hooks and a waterproof lid. Be creative and make it your own. Did you know In a landmark case in 2009, a
Los Angeles driver was convicted of using his car as a weapon against two cyclists in
a road rage incident.