Monday, April 11, 2011

Bike basket

After buying my new bike I wanted to put a wicker basket on the front. It just seemed like that would look neat and also be a place to carry a water bottle or whatever. After looking at baskets, wicker and wire I decided to find another way to get a basket for my bike. I didn't want to strap an old milk crate on, I wanted it to look nice even if I didn't buy a new basket.

I decided to look around the thrift stores as I get the chance to see what I could come up with.

Yesterday on our way home, Jeff and I stopped at a Goodwill. I was surprised they were open on Sunday but they were. Anyway I found a nice big basket with a handle.

When we got home, Jeff got his hack saw out and I sawed off the handle.

Then we attached the basket to my bike using those zip ties.

Jeff commented that the color looked nice.

I think it will work fine.

Cost $4.99

4 comments:

Renee said...

Great :) I cant find one small enough for my bike, all I have been able to find was HUGE Ones :(

Yolanda said...

I'm impressed! Could you post a picture?

Dave and Tina Schmidt said...

Where in the nation are you? Somewhere where they think it is dusty but not as dusty as Oklahoma panhandle. hmmm, do tell, sounds like fun to be where your at! The getting out of debt is awesome too, I've heard so much about Dave Ramsey and what his good works have done for others.

Tina

Goose Hill Farm said...

I love thrift store shopping as well. So many great finds!

I would love to see a picture of your basket as well. What a great find for $4.99!

Blessings~
Laura