My husband recently spruced up his bike to make it easier to carry stuff, and I thought I’d share his cool DIY design. In the past, he always used a backpack to haul stuff on his bike, or he put stuff in next to our son if he was hauling the kid-trailer. But now he has a luggage compartment on his bike, even if he’s not hauling the trailer.
He started with one of those skinny, flat, tray-like carriers that mount behind a bike seat over the back wheel. We got it a long time ago at a thrift store, and it was the perfect mount for his new bike trunk. You can see it in this picture, underneath that basket at the front:
He used scraps of wood leftover from framing the basement and some screws to attach an old milk crate to the carrier:
Then he cut the sides of the crate so that he doesn’t bump against it while he’s riding. He also made extra room at the top so that he can still wear his backpack without it hitting the crate. He has a bungee cord to hold things in place, and the whole thing works perfectly.
Other than the mount we found at a thrift store, everything else for this project was stuff we had sitting around in the garage. But now it’s much more useful.
This is completely off topic, but look what I found at Goodwill yesterday:
Clarks. No wear at all – no toe indents inside, not even a scuff mark on the soles. Six bucks. Retail price is $120. They’re my mom’s size, so I got them for her – couldn’t pass up that sort of bargain. I also got a complete set of bathroom towel rails (three rails plus a TP holder) for another six bucks. Since we’re working on our basement bathroom, that was another good score. And I also got a beginner’s guitar for our son for five dollars. All in all, a good trip to Goodwill.