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StreetCat

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Bicycle cargo trunk
« on: April 06, 2015, 11:00:33 PM »
This is a small improvement, but notable for me considering that I'm not very handy like MMM.

Inspired by this site I have been trying to bike more and more, and I needed a way to carry stuff while shopping on bike.  The bicycle cargo trunks I saw online were around 50-60$: http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-4020-Escape-Pod/dp/B0020BH67C

I didn't feel like paying that much for a plastic box.  After searching a bit, I found this instructables article: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lockable-bicycle-trunk/

9$ for toolbox, 2$ for zip-ties and 5$ for a small lock later, I now have a very usable cargo trunk that can easily hold more than a week's worth of groceries :-)  Saved 40$ and got a bigger trunk.

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Re: Bicycle cargo trunk
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 11:52:33 PM »
This is a small improvement, but notable for me considering that I'm not very handy like MMM.

Inspired by this site I have been trying to bike more and more, and I needed a way to carry stuff while shopping on bike.  The bicycle cargo trunks I saw online were around 50-60$: http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-4020-Escape-Pod/dp/B0020BH67C

I didn't feel like paying that much for a plastic box.  After searching a bit, I found this instructables article: http://www.instructables.com/id/Lockable-bicycle-trunk/

9$ for toolbox, 2$ for zip-ties and 5$ for a small lock later, I now have a very usable cargo trunk that can easily hold more than a week's worth of groceries :-)  Saved 40$ and got a bigger trunk.

Nice work.

I made a similar cargo carrier out of a small plastic tote, but it didn't lock. I just wanted something that would repel rain and make me not have to wear a backpack while riding.

StreetCat

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Re: Bicycle cargo trunk
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 07:16:48 PM »
Nice work.

I made a similar cargo carrier out of a small plastic tote, but it didn't lock. I just wanted something that would repel rain and make me not have to wear a backpack while riding.

Thanks, Money Monk.  My "trunk" is also not fail-safe.  It has a small lock and thieves can break that or even cut the zipties and take the whole box with them.  It won't protect anything valuable, but I think it will be sufficient for grocery shopping and such.