What do you use for on bike storage units?

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  1. japennell

    japennell Guest

    I am using my HT powered bike for more day to day errands. Yesterday, I used a bungee cord and attached an empty plastic milk crate to a bike rack that is attached to the seat post and extends over the rear tire.

    It was flimsy to say the least. It wanted to twist around and was not stable with weight in it.

    What I am looking for is something more sturdy. What comes to mind is what you see on some scooters.

    What do you use?


  2. eljefino

    eljefino Member

    I tried a dollar store toolbox on my package rack; it fit great and looked cool but the plastic was cheap and it cracked where I screwed through it.

    I'm presently using a backpack; it's very universal. :) And the local supermarket gives me a 5 cent "fabric bag refund" which significantly helps pay for the gas to get there.

    When I had my paper route my dad's raleigh had these wire basket panniers on each side of the rear wheels; I borrowed it on sundays to haul the additionally thick papers. These are great b/c of their low center of gravity. Cloth ones don't rattle. Large Filipino has something going on with 5 gallon sheetrock mud buckets in that position.
  3. datz510

    datz510 Member

    I have one of these Topeak rear racks:


    And a set of these Wald collapsible rear baskets:


    This setup has been great on my bike. I can run errands, get groceries, etc and they are totally up to the task. When not in use, they fold up to about 1" thick each. They clip tight enough that there are no rattles either. I'm very happy with them.
  4. Accender

    Accender Member

    I use one of these because they are only 9 bucks at longs drugs.
    Plus the chicks think Im cool when I bust it out.:p
    lift on, lift off.


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  5. Warner

    Warner Member

    I like that setup, but I'm assuming it won't work if you have an engine back there, right?


  6. japennell

    japennell Guest

    What do you think of this?

    My only concern is that it is slightly small. I found other ones that I think I can mount on some type of rack like what you guys are using.

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  7. datz510

    datz510 Member

    yeah, the rack itself definitely wouldn't work if you had an engine in the back. But, the baskets might be usable though depending on how your drive mechanism sits. If you have some vertical braces that support your rack that surround the drive mechanism, the baskets could secure to it easily.

    One reason I really like these baskets is that they keep the center of gravity low when you are carrying things.
  8. Warner

    Warner Member

    Yeah....I definitely will need some cargo carrying capability. Groceries, work stuff, etc. I was thinking that even ONE basket with the Staton setup would kind of balance things out, as the stardard Staton chain drive kit puts the engine off the right side of the bike pretty much......one step at a time for me, though!


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  9. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    I ordered one of those collapsable baskets with my kit, it mounts on the motor bracket opposite of the motor. Its not huge but you could put 2 gallons of milk in it or ............
  10. MarcMotorHead

    MarcMotorHead New Member

    I use a rear rack with a saddle bag it came with the bike.

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