Comment 75357

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted March 22, 2012 at 08:00:09 in reply to Comment 75354

I can't think of putting that kind of stuff into a basket or saddle bag. It'd be heavy, throw off the balance of the bike or get crushed in transit.

Well, to be blunt - you're just wrong.

I carried more than that with negligible effort and cost in the $12 folding wire rear baskets on my hybrid - each basket fit two black, fabric PC shopping bags - or the world's largest yorkie) with room to spare. I could carry just as much in the $30 vinyl panniers I used to have on my city bike.

Poppy in a basket.

And with the old picnic basket on my front rack? Your shopping list isn't remotely a challenge.

Bike with basket

For larger shopping trips, I have three options ...

  • throw the panniers on my rear rack and bungie large items to the top of the rack
  • ask my wife to come with me and put things in her rear basket
  • take the truck

Comment edited by moylek on 2012-03-22 08:24:53

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