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Old 07-21-08, 10:02 AM
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So I've been using my bike to do all of my grocery trips recently, but I've had an issue with buying bread. I carry all my groceries in my messenger bag, and it doesn't seem to matter how careful I am with the placement of my bread, but it gets smashed on the way home. I would, of course, rather this not happen, so I'm wondering what I could do to protect my bread that doesn't involve just carrying it in my hands while I ride, which I'd rather not do. Note I also can't really afford to do racks/panniers/baskets right now, though I am saving for these down the line.
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Put it on the outside of the bag. Put the bread by itself in a plastic bag,and just tie it to the outside so it hangs on top of the flap. That's what I do to keep chips from getting crushed.
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Find a box? There are some that can be folded in some sort of fashion -- or you could get creative and cut up a big box to make a custom sized box to hold your bread. Just break it down when bread is not in it.
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Old 07-21-08, 10:25 AM
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buy stronger bread?
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Old 07-21-08, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by supton View Post
Find a box?
+1. I store my bread in a Gladware container to keep it fresh, and I just bring the box to the store with me to keep from squishing my bread on the way home.
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Old 07-21-08, 10:43 AM
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Is a backpack OK by you? Put the bread on the top.
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Old 07-21-08, 10:51 AM
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I like Dynaryder's suggestion, I will probably try that next chance I get. And if that doesn't work as well for me as I'd like, I'll keep my eye out for a box to put it in for the trip.
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Old 07-21-08, 11:06 AM
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Buy crustier bread.
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Old 07-21-08, 11:09 AM
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toast it first
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I keep my bread in my wallet
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I do a similar thing to the "tie it outside" method. My grocery store has a helium tank with balloon string hanging off it. I take a string and loop it through the messenger straps and lash the bread on. I do this with oversize toilet paper packages too.
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Old 07-21-08, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffisbiking View Post
So I've been using my bike to do all of my grocery trips recently, but I've had an issue with buying bread. I carry all my groceries in my messenger bag, and it doesn't seem to matter how careful I am with the placement of my bread, but it gets smashed on the way home. I would, of course, rather this not happen, so I'm wondering what I could do to protect my bread that doesn't involve just carrying it in my hands while I ride, which I'd rather not do. Note I also can't really afford to do racks/panniers/baskets right now, though I am saving for these down the line.
I did the hang it thing but better than that is a bread machine with a timer so you get fresh bread in the morning when you wake up. So you just carry sacks of flour and jars of yeast from the grocery store.
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i use a milk crate on the back of my bike
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Old 07-21-08, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Buy crustier bread.
Originally Posted by iPirate View Post
buy stronger bread?
Agreed. Buy 'better' bread.

Even better buy flour and yeast which don't mind so much about being squished.

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Old 07-21-08, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by burvowski View Post
i use a milk crate on the back of my bike
This is more common this year in DC, I notice many women doing it this way.
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Old 07-21-08, 01:04 PM
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a piece of cloth, 2 adjustable straps or velcro straps. strap to handlebars between the hoods. don't squish, just enough to keep it there.

and you can buy crustier bread...
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Rack, trunk bag and panniers. I put the heavy stuff in the panniers and bread in the trunk bag.
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Originally Posted by jeffisbiking View Post
So I've been using my bike to do all of my grocery trips recently, but I've had an issue with buying bread. I carry all my groceries in my messenger bag, and it doesn't seem to matter how careful I am with the placement of my bread, but it gets smashed on the way home. I would, of course, rather this not happen, so I'm wondering what I could do to protect my bread that doesn't involve just carrying it in my hands while I ride, which I'd rather not do. Note I also can't really afford to do racks/panniers/baskets right now, though I am saving for these down the line.
I will post pics of "ugly betty" tonight, my rig $20 rack + $7 file crate (a lil bit larger than a milk crate), f***off to bike fashionists.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
Even better buy flour and yeast which don't mind so much about being squished.
+1
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Old 07-21-08, 02:24 PM
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Shoe box.
Works great for all sorts of things that don't want to be squished in messenger bags.
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Originally Posted by spider-man View Post
+1
I noticed after my post that gwd pointed this out 33 minutes before I did.
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I've seen these for $10 https://www.waldsports.com/index.cfm/wald3114basket.html
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Rack, trunk bag and panniers. I put the heavy stuff in the panniers and bread in the trunk bag.
Did you not see that the OP said he hadn't the budget for such?

If he can't afford those, how can he afford a bread machine?
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Bread and eggs always in the trunk bag. Everything else in the panniers.
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Couple of possibilities...buy the raw materials and bake your own, buy tougher bread. Pita and tortillas come to mind Shoe box is a good idea, they also make a bread keepers out of plastic, usually $4 or so in the section where they keep the rubbermaid storage bowls.

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