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Old 05-25-13, 09:00 PM
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Just stated a fact. I missed how this post claims all cyclist that use the kitty liter buckets MUST be homeless. Some of you guys are just too self sensitive.
Don't worry, I took it as a humorous post and tried to reply with humour as well (I guess I failed!). I've been called worst than homeless before
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Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
Don't worry, I took it as a humorous post and tried to reply with humour as well (I guess I failed!). I've been called worst than homeless before
Well, it's no wonder if you're riding that [awesome] contraption in your avatar
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
They used to sell the kitty litter bucket kits in Portland, the hardware is not that difficult to make.

As for kitty litter, the corn based clumping litter is our favourite... it comes in a bag though.
They still do. You can find them online along with plans for them. The City of Portland sells the hardware kits for $10 IIRC. I got a set from them about a year ago.
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Old 05-26-13, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
Don't worry, I took it as a humorous post and tried to reply with humour as well (I guess I failed!). I've been called worst than homeless before
Your man cave joke was good.

I try to look as close to homeless as possible when I ride the beater bike to the beach park (with many homeless campers) for lunch time swims. That way, if my clothes get stolen, it is no real lose for me and a very slight improvement for the homeless guy. The bicycle may be my "beater" but it is still well locked.
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Old 05-26-13, 06:39 AM
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Your man cave joke was good.
I was going for the Bat cave/bike cave joke, now I'm hurt!!!
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Old 05-27-13, 12:22 PM
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At the risk of being too serious... how are aerodynamics of this compared to baskets?
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Old 05-27-13, 01:13 PM
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At the risk of being too serious... how are aerodynamics of this compared to baskets?
On my winterbike with studed tires in 4 inches of snow lets say that aerodynamics wasn't my main concern
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Old 05-27-13, 01:25 PM
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My cat is allergic to the brand that comes in buckets.

But the one bucket I did get makes a great compact recycle bin for under my sink.
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Old 05-27-13, 01:59 PM
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Well, now I know what to do with my used kitty litter containers, other than use them for mop buckets!
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Originally Posted by seeker333 View Post
Tidy Cat litter. Cat likes it. Bucket has hinged, recloseable WP lid and size/shape is about right for making bucket-iers. Bonus - high visibility colors. Wal-Mart sells it about as cheap as anyone.

However, unless you want to advertise, you'll need to paint the buckets because the logos are painted on the bucket.

I've got all of the ingredients needed to make a pair but haven't completed the task yet.
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
They used to sell the kitty litter bucket kits in Portland, the hardware is not that difficult to make.

As for kitty litter, the corn based clumping litter is our favourite... it comes in a bag though.
You can buy the hardware on Amazon if you'd rather not homebrew your own.
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Old 05-27-13, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
I'd say keep some in the bin just in case you have a roadside emergency, you can scoop it out when you get home.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
At the risk of being too serious... how are aerodynamics of this compared to baskets?
I usually ride with a backpack instead of the Nashbar ATB panniers I have, and rode with one of the panniers last week. I started wondering why it felt like the brakes were on after I got going, and figured it must be the extra drag from the pannier slowing me down. I can imaging how bad the aerodynamics must be with the kitty litter panniers.
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Originally Posted by dramiscram View Post
I was going for the Bat cave/bike cave joke, now I'm hurt!!!
Sorry, I guess I did not catch on without a photo of you in your bikeman cap and mask outfit.

You need to install a hidden closet with bikeman pole.
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How in the world did I miss this thread?

I went the Tidy Cat route, but got the buckets from a neighbor. Unfortunately he had no lids. I only made one into a pannier for now as I only had one set of hooks laying around from an old pannier that fell apart. But I am still looking for a lid, as this bucket is the sturdiest piece of luggage I have ever owned, bicycle or otherwise.
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If you go lidless, you may want to simultaneously lighten the bucket and provide ventilation/drainage by strategically cutting out triangles of plastic from the bucket, till it looks more like a basket than a bucket... For structural rigidity, leave a solid bar of plastic intact from the outer bottom corner of both leading and trailing sides, to the upper inner corner (near the rack attachment points). Leave the side facing the rack solid.

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Might as well also enhance the bottom with some Drillium too...

Love this thread! Makes me want to find some litter buckets and mcguyver my own kitty litter box panniers. These need a clever, succinct nickname. I propose "littiers"
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These need a clever, succinct nickname. I propose "littiers"
I like it.

Since the only brand I know of that comes in suitable buckets is Tidy Cat, I also propose "Tidy Boxes/Buckets."
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Link doesn't work.
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We've been using arm and hammer, supposed to reduce the smell which is important since we are in an apartment .. will try out some of the options listed here for the cat!
The best option to getting rid of the smell is getting rid of the cat.
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Link doesn't work.
Fixed.
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The single most dreaded word of tomcats everywhere...
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The single most dreaded word of tomcats everywhere...
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Personally, the mere pondering of picking up kitty litter with a bike is a hardcore notion, IMHO. I wouldn't even consider it, lol
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