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    DIY Wine Case Bike Basket

    Last year I bought a traditional coated steel mesh basket for my rear carrier and it didn't hold up well hauling about 20 lbs. of photo gear. I just picked up another comfort bike with a factory equipped rear rack and didn't want the traditional milk crate for a basket. I was in a fancy wine store and noticed they re purposed their wooden wine cases as gift baskets. I asked if I could buy a empty wine case and they just gave me one. It's a Italian wooden case made from softwoods and is very light. I simply removed the lid and stained it a dark walnut color. Three coats of lacquer and it was ready for service. The case was fastened to the carrier with #9 P clips. I also picked up a cargo net from a wrecking yard..again no charge. I would prefer a case with taller sides but I can't complain when it's free.

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    Looks nice!
    Giant doesn’t honour warranties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk0tt View Post
    Looks nice!
    Thanks!..If you're not too concerned about appearances I found a smaller plastic tote storage container with a lid would also work well. A vintage fruit wooden shipping box could also work but they are hard to find.

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    nice work
    I am using a wooden peach picking crate on my project
    the sides are taller than most wine crates
    considering use of butchers wax instead of clear coat

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    Looks nice. You need GOOD locks for such a fine transport.!

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