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How To Build Your Own Bicycle Basket

Watch more Bike Repair & Equipment videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - These instructions will teach you how to build your own bicycle basket. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: 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. Tip Choose a basket that's compact and lightweight if it's going on the front of your bike. Riding with something bulky up front can throw off your balance. Step 2: Install struts Securely attach a pair of struts or a flat-topped bike rack to the front fork hub or rear seat stays on your bike. Step 3: Attach bottom 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. Step 4: Attach back 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. Tip Make sure the basket doesn't interfere with the brake cables when you squeeze the brakes and turn the handlebars. Step 5: Test 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. Step 6: Accessorize Decorate your basket with homemade decals or charms and add functional hooks and a waterproof lid. Be creative and make it your own. Did You Know? In a landmark case in 2009, a Los Angeles driver was convicted of using his car as a weapon against two cyclists in a road rage incident.
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