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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
You Will Need
- A basket or crate
- Fork struts or a bike rack
- Zip ties
- A drill
- A waterproof lid
- Bungee cords (optional)
Find a basket
Find the perfect object to repurpose as a basket on your bike. A milk crate is functional and classic, while a wicker basket or wine crate shows off your style.
Securely attach a pair of struts or a flat-topped bike rack to the front fork hub or rear seat stays on your bike.
Hold the box on top of the struts or rack and attach it with zip ties. If your basket doesn't have holes, make some with a drill.
Secure the back of the basket with more zip ties. If your basket is mounted on the front, fasten it to the head tube or handlebars.
Put a few books in your basket and take it for a test ride. Keep a bungee cord or two in your basket to hold your books and groceries in place.
Decorate your basket with homemade decals or charms and add functional hooks and a waterproof lid. Be creative and make it your own.