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What box/basket/bag/bin do you have mounted on your rack?

Old 09-18-08, 04:40 PM
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How do you guys get the milk crate to work? I got one from my wife when she didn't need it anymore and it wouldn't work for me. My bike has a rack built in that has a little bend upwards at the back so it wouldn't sit flush.
My rack has the lip with a bend toward the front of the bike, so the crate sits off the flat back. Like jdmitch said, cut a hole in the bottom of the crate if you need to. I used a hack saw to chop off the top and the plastic cut like butter. To mount I bought some heavy duty zip ties from the hardware store to secure the crate to the rack.
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Old 09-19-08, 01:27 AM
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I use these dry boxes from Action Products and they work well. The cheapest price online can be found here at Northern Tool.



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Sorry, meant to post on another thread.
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Old 10-31-08, 05:34 PM
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I have a Wald folding basket. I use an Arkel pannier on the other side.
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Old 10-31-08, 07:38 PM
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A Wal-mart soft cooler. It looks like bike luggage, is insulated and waterproof and has two zippered compartments plus a couple of small side pockets. The main compartment has a rigid plastic liner. A sheet of thin aluminum in the bottom and a single bolt through the rack holds it securely. It cost about $15 and has held up well over the 3 months since it was installed.
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https://www.instructables.com/id/Best..._Bike_Buckets/
As you can see, I've put a lot of thought into my cat litter buckets. I also have a coke crate on back for those really bike loads.
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Old 10-31-08, 08:52 PM
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Another crate. My foot hangs up sometimes trying to dismount but haven't crashed....yet.
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Old 10-31-08, 11:39 PM
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love my milk crate.
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Old 11-03-08, 05:15 AM
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Bingo! You've got it, Wald makes the best wire bike baskets you'll ever find, sure, they look kind of paperboyish but they're the best.
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Old 11-03-08, 12:15 PM
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I once put a small plastic tool box, with a lid that shut with a clasp, on a bike that had a back rack.

It handled everything I needed, and nothing ever popped it open.
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Old 11-03-08, 12:24 PM
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I have a case like this from Otivia https://otivia.com/cargocache.html :



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Oretlieb Rollback Panniers
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A step beyond the milk crate...

Ran into this guy on the Richmond part of the Bay Trail.
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In addition to it's cargo carrying capability, a milk crate comes in handy for mounting lights and reflectors:
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Old 11-09-08, 02:26 AM
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so much milk crate love going on I was feeling left out heres mine. https://www.flickr.com/photos/econnofoot/2761195604/
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I never did post my inbasket.
So here it is.
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Old 11-09-08, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by randomgear
I never did post my inbasket.
So here it is.
I dig that, might try something along those lines in the future.
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I posted this somewhere on BF. I needed a trunk bag to carry locks tools and get my water bottles away from the dust of the MUP. I just happened to have a Craftsman lunch bag that holds two thermoses. They are available at Sears during Christmas shopping season. It just did not work out so well for carrying coffee, water and lunch even though it is well insulated, stuff that was not supposed to get soggy did. Now it serves out its life sentence on my bike's rack



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