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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
    Ha, I do this often and thought I was the only one cheapskate enough!
    I think if you use good zipties it's not a cheapskate thing at all really.. the junky ones you're more likely to break from undoing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I think if you use good zipties it's not a cheapskate thing at all really.. the junky ones you're more likely to break from undoing them.
    OK, no offense intended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
    OK, no offense intended!
    Oh none was taken, I am a cheapskate, a scrounge, a tinkerer, an improviser, a hacker(In the old fashioned sense, not the digital).
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    Bicycle OCD is pervasive around here. I was going to just attach my white Sterilite milk crate with zip ties but I decided I wanted an easy on & off setup. Several iterations and unknown hours later this is what I use:





    I cut a slab of 3/4" pine shelving board to sit on the rack and attached a couple of blocks to fit in the openings in the rack. The back block has a plastic tab made from the cover of a 3 ring binder. That tab fits under the end of the rack and the front is held down with the bungies. The rubber is just some old inner tube so the the paint won't get chafed. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBC353 View Post
    Bicycle OCD is pervasive around here. I was going to just attach my white Sterilite milk crate with zip ties but I decided I wanted an easy on & off setup. Several iterations and unknown hours later this is what I use:

    I cut a slab of 3/4" pine shelving board to sit on the rack and attached a couple of blocks to fit in the openings in the rack. The back block has a plastic tab made from the cover of a 3 ring binder. That tab fits under the end of the rack and the front is held down with the bungies. The rubber is just some old inner tube so the the paint won't get chafed. Works great.
    This is a terrific set up. I normally use panniers, but sometimes want the ease of a milk crate. I've been looking for a secure way to attach mine that would also be quick to put on and take off. I'll give this a try.

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    Anybody who uses a Milk Crate on a bicycle is a loser and a pencil-necked geek. Your mother doesn't wash you and your feet probably stink. Why in the world would anyone use a Milk Crate when they could use a genuine Coca-Cola crate??!? Sheeeeeze.

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    Plastic flowers ..

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    The zip ties don't match.

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    OK, now that it's attached, How do you get your leg over it to "mount up"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dscheidt View Post
    I collect the ones ******** thugs leave in the street during the winter.
    This thread is already depressing enough, no need to debase it further by using language that has to be censored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarkinHawaii View Post
    OK, now that it's attached, How do you get your leg over it to "mount up"?
    Just swing your leg over . . . I'm old and fat and can do it easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archery_Queen View Post
    So please tell me where you can find them for free??? No stores give them to you if you ask...
    I found 2 by a dumpster plus an old wald wire front mount basket.

    Just gotta know where to look & who to ask. They are like shipping containers and are often abandoned when a company goes under that used them or switches to a new crate design. Ive seen them in garbage sorting centers 3x (field trip when i was a kid).

    Have you thought about getting a rectangular crate, attach it so the narrow part is behind the seat, keeps the weight from being too far back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarkinHawaii View Post
    OK, now that it's attached, How do you get your leg over it to "mount up"?
    Quote Originally Posted by tractorlegs View Post
    Just swing your leg over . . . I'm old and fat and can do it easily
    When i had milk crate on, tilting bike to one side made an easy step-over height, but i'm 6'5 so might not work for everyone.

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    Farmplast dairy crates

    Seems like a good source for the everyday joe/jane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitBiker View Post
    When i had milk crate on, tilting bike to one side made an easy step-over height, but i'm 6'5 so might not work for everyone.

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    Yeah I'm 6'5" also - - tallness makes it easier.
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    FYI, I bought a $25 Schwinn rear rack trunk that never sits straight on my rack, either. Like the velcro my trunk uses, the zip ties you are using to secure your milk crate will never stay as perfectly secure as you want them to. Items inside the crate are sure to shift it around constantly.
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    Small mom and pop liquors stores have tons and tons of milk crates that they can give you. (I know bcz I own a liquor store) 6 gallon crates are dime a dozen. But the 4 gallon crates, ah yes, the Holy Grail of genuine milk crates, those are the ones to get. And if you find one, be sure to U-Lock it to your rack because zip-ties won't secure it for long.
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