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Some people bike with precious cargo, but I was a bit stumped when I passed this bike the other day. Thoughts from readers on the exact point of this hack are welcome . . . logical or not =)
Posted by Matt at 12:01 AM in Culture, Rack, Storage | Permalink
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My first thought is its for a small dog/cat. The owner can throw in a small blanket and then put the animal in. The foam lagging is to cushion to dogs head as it looks over the side (and saves having to carefully arrange the blanket on each use).
But the cable ties on the cables have the sharp bit poking into the basket, so not convinced...
12/14/2012 at 04:18 AM
Looks like a dog carrier, would have thought there would be a mat in the bottom too. The cables are covered so they don't get eaten methinks...
Paul McAdams |
12/14/2012 at 07:32 AM
substitute aero bars with arm rests?
12/14/2012 at 08:22 AM
Maybe shopping bags were getting torn on the edge of the basket/cables? (I kinda like pet carrier preparation, too).
Charles Plager |
12/14/2012 at 11:35 AM
12/14/2012 at 01:25 PM
to prevent the basket from scratching something else it leans against when parked at home?
12/14/2012 at 01:29 PM
The foam acts as a graviton containment ring for the flux capacitor... or not.
Felix Cartagena |
12/14/2012 at 03:14 PM
Beeeeeer... 6 of them...glass...with long necks...
It is for a pet monkey, it has a seizure disorder from to many years in the lab, the padding keeps him from lacerating his head when a grand mal seizure occurs, and he starts flailing around in the basket, sometimes a helmet is just not enough.
Kenny O |
12/14/2012 at 07:22 PM
It's for carrying boxes of cookies which are padded on the bottom, but still need padding around the top. You can see the cookie box strap woven through the basket.
John Romeo Alpha |
12/14/2012 at 10:05 PM
Part of an uglification project to ward off would-be thieves?
12/15/2012 at 02:31 AM
Precious , for my precious! Smeagol reads bike hacks.
12/16/2012 at 11:21 AM
We put our lil dog in a basket like this it would be for his paws and chin to rest on. I might do this now.
02/24/2013 at 06:34 PM
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