While other bike blogs may review the latest high fashion carrying gear, I have chosen to tread the frugal path with my old Speedwell, via my latest freebie addition to its carrying capacity, which at least was made in Italy. In its former life it was used to transport Italian grown Kiwifruit … see how intent on giving you money saving ideas I am, dear reader?
I trialled it today, sitting it on top of the shallow mesh freezer basket that I normally use. This new basket flips up as it is cable tied at the rear and otherwise sits loosely on the basket below that is attached to my modified wood panelled Basil “Memories” rack.
Aren’t cable ties such useful things?
I think it will be just the thing for soft items like loaves of bread, and the extra height means that I am less likely to spill items out going over bumps. An elastic strap can be wrapped over it too. It’s quite a stylish crate, as crates go, though perhaps a little flimsy…
Never mind, as the price was right, and we’ll see how long it lasts!
This decorative tin lid really caught my eye from the roadside as I was riding along yesterday, and as it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I thought I’d post a picture of the little cupid on it.