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Old 01-01-12, 04:39 PM
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Anyone take special precautions carrying eggs?

I've carried them a few times and usually most survive, whether strapped to the top of the front rack or floating on the top of the fullest pannier.

What does everyone else do for eggs?
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We've not done anything special other than make sure the eggs are on top of everything else in our cargo bin. I'll probably jinx it by saying this, but we haven't lost an egg yet. I guess the other thing we do is avoid all the bumps in the road that we can.
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Yeah, I try to remember to let a few lbs of air out of my tires to smooth it out. My biggest problem is when I ride to a friend with chickens' house that's ~5 miles away. There's just no smooth way to get there.
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I've carried them a few times and usually most survive, whether strapped to the top of the front rack or floating on the top of the fullest pannier.

What does everyone else do for eggs?
What I did the last time I went shopping and had to pick up a dozen eggs was to put them in the bottom of my top bag under my bread. Those were the only items in the top bag.
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I avoid riding down stairs when carrying eggs .

Buble wrap maybe? Would need some serious space. plastic box w eggs floating in a bucket w some water?

The cardboard boxes you get the eggs in around here are quite soft plus I ride mostly on tarmac when shopping. Wide tyres w low preassure sounds right. Maybe a specially made handlebar bag hanging from elastic straps?
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I put them in a backpack. No problems there. I've broken a couple when they go in the basket, but not that many, ostly because something fell on them. Eggs aren't as fragile as you think.
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Eggs in a carton? I've never had a problem, but I do put them on top.
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Eggs in a carton? I've never had a problem, but I do put them on top.
Same here, don't think I've ever had one break. As said, I put them on top and try to avoid having anything heavy/hard right next to them that could bounce against them.

The OP mentioned getting them from a friend with chickens. Does the friend have the normal styrofoam or cardboard egg cartons? If not, I'd try to save some from store-bought eggs and reuse them - they do a good job of cushioning the eggs and keeping them from hitting each other.
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I get up to 5 dozen eggs at a time. I have and x-tracyle and just put them in a bag and put the bag in the free loaders (panniers). I keep them on top but don't worry about it. I've never broken an egg.
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I usually put them on top of the bag of macaroni, with lighter stuff, like fresh collard greens, if anything on top.

If you are really worried you can get one of these at REI for $4.25.

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Strapping them down on a solid rack doesn't sound like a good idea. I usually have a cloth grocery bag in the bottom of my panniers but a couple have a cut down piece of cut down minicell camp pad, z-lite or even better a Thermarest TrailSeat for carrying a lap top. The TrailSeat would be the best idea, it's less than $20. Half inflated and folded over would make a soft carry. The important thing is to strap the pannier down or some other means to keep the contents from bouncing around in an empty pannier/grocery bag. Then there's bubble wrap
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I've carried them a few times and usually most survive, whether strapped to the top of the front rack or floating on the top of the fullest pannier.

What does everyone else do for eggs?
I take a knapsack and put the eggs, fruit, vegetables, glass bottles (anything fragile or bruisable) in that. Everything else goes in baskets. Occasionally if the baskets are full, I'll thread the handles of the plastic grocery bags through tie down straps and let them hang outside my baskets.

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I usually have some sort of satchel/messenger bag. Anything I'm worried about breaking goes in there and goes on my back. I figure that will make the bumps a little less jarring. I also have the 6 egg version of that REI thing that I use for camping. I do think I've broken an egg, but most times it's fine, and my food is all in a pannier on the bike without much attention paid to softening its ride.
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Yesterday I made a grocery stop and had no shoulder bag for the eggs, so I improvised. All the other groceries went in panniers in the front. The eggs had the rear basket to themselves, and I improvised a way to keep them from getting jarred with my cargo net and a bungee cord. Probably the would have been fine without any special precautions or just wrapped up in the jacket I wasn't wearing, but I had all the fixins for an Egg Suspension System, so I did it.



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