Thursday, July 05, 2007

Another bike update: basket report

The bike now has rear baskets, on loan from a friend who'd bought them at Tour of Nevada City for around $30-40. They were easy to put on, they fold up when not in use, and each basket holds a full sized grocery bag; it makes the return from shopping much more convenient.

But if you're contemplating getting a bike, and contemplating putting rear baskets on it, you'd likely be better off getting a bike with a step-through frame. Otherwise you - and anyone you loan the bike to - must remember not to dismount by swinging a leg over the baskets, when they're loaded with stuff.

1 comment:

Maurreen said...

For anyone who wants to carry stuff often, the sport utility bicycle from Xtracycle might be useful.

I haven't tried it and I don't know how well it would work with electric bikes.

But it looks intriguing and even allows for carrying a passenger or wide load. (Not that those have anything to do with each other.)