Bike basket you can lock?

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Bike basket you can lock?

Postby brcprincess » Mon May 18, 2009 3:45 am

I've been on the look out for a bike basket which I can lock as we don't always want to cart around our drinks, coats with us all the time when we are stop off.

Does anyone have any suggestions, either lockable bike baskets that would work with a cruiser style bike, or perhaps a way to make one ourselves?

Thanks!

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Postby unjonharley » Mon May 18, 2009 7:30 am

I ride a trike to the stores around town..

I'm looking for a BBQ grill that is the same size as the basket.

Open to new ideas???

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Postby SilverOrange » Mon May 18, 2009 7:32 am

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Slap a couple of handlebar clamps and a lock hasp on it and you're ready to go. Search surplus ammo boxes.

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Postby unjonharley » Mon May 18, 2009 7:44 am

SilverOrange wrote:Image

Slap a couple of handlebar clamps and a lock hasp on it and you're ready to go. Search surplus ammo boxes.


Trying to stay away from wind resistance..

On the playa even the smallest amount can tip you over..

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 18, 2009 9:24 am

Where do you put the hasp?
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Postby phil » Mon May 18, 2009 10:14 am

Here let me google lockable bike basket for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Locking-Rack-Bag-27-Liter/dp/B000QEVDRY/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url

Also scroll down to "Customers who viewed this also viewed" for links to more lockable bike baskets at Amazon.

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Postby unjonharley » Mon May 18, 2009 10:16 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Where do you put the hasp?


I figure on putting a metal bar on the inside of the basket.. Then stove bolt through the hasp/keeper and bar.

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Postby SilverOrange » Mon May 18, 2009 10:24 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Where do you put the hasp?


Wherever you want, but I would suggest one part on the side of the box and one part on the lid.

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Postby unjonharley » Mon May 18, 2009 10:26 am

phil wrote:Here let me google lockable bike basket for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Locking-Rack-Bag-27-Liter/dp/B000QEVDRY/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url

Also scroll down to "Customers who viewed this also viewed" for links to more lockable bike baskets at Amazon.


50$ to have some low life knock it off with a just to see if anything is in it..

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Postby Bob » Mon May 18, 2009 10:47 am

unjonharley wrote:I'm looking for a BBQ grill that is the same size as the basket.


It's called an "hibachi".
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Postby StarShineScars » Mon May 18, 2009 11:28 am

unjonharley wrote:
phil wrote:Here let me google lockable bike basket for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Locking-Rack-Bag-27-Liter/dp/B000QEVDRY/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url

Also scroll down to "Customers who viewed this also viewed" for links to more lockable bike baskets at Amazon.


50$ to have some low life knock it off with a just to see if anything is in it..


I don't know, if you're talking about bringing something like that to the playa, you'll probably be fine, I don't think many people are going around picking locks on people's things. Yes, it does happen, but we've never even had a problem keeping our things in an unlocked regular bike basket. Just remember if you're really concerned about something getting stolen or misplaced, probably shouldn't bring it with you. We always make sure to only bring things we wouldn't be devastated about losing.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon May 18, 2009 11:45 am

Toto too?

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Postby phil » Mon May 18, 2009 1:04 pm

> 50$ to have some low life knock it off with a just to see if anything is in it..

There are no lowlifes at Burning Man. :->

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Postby gyre » Mon May 18, 2009 2:17 pm

Master and Abus make a multi-link hasp that works on tricky applications.

The Master Python has a cable and tensioner and can tie a coat to a bike, etc.
It acts as a clamp or strap, as well as a lock.
They stand up to the playa okay.
Standard is a 6 foot cable.

Note- The walmart chinese version by Master is not the same as the usa version or "industrial" model.
Same with hitch locks.

Be aware that this cable can be cut by even a small set of good bolt cutters.
Good enough for casual theft though, I think.

For serious security, use a hardened alloy chain by Abus or Master, etc.

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Postby brcprincess » Tue May 19, 2009 3:10 am

phil wrote:Here let me google lockable bike basket for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Locking-Rack-Bag-27-Liter/dp/B000QEVDRY/ref=tag_stp_st_edpp_url

Also scroll down to "Customers who viewed this also viewed" for links to more lockable bike baskets at Amazon.


Thanks for this. I did Google but this model didn't come up.

You might be niftier with your keywords than me ;)

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Postby unjonharley » Tue May 19, 2009 6:40 am

phil wrote:> 50$ to have some low life knock it off with a just to see if anything is in it..

There are no lowlifes at Burning Man. :->


You and I go to BM :ø

I mentioned I ride the trike around town.. Salem is like, downtown Mexico city..

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Postby robotland » Tue May 19, 2009 6:57 pm

I use a pair of badass Harley saddlebags that I got at a yard sale...Can't lock 'em, but they look cool slung over my shoulder when the bike's parked!
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Postby unjonharley » Tue May 19, 2009 7:16 pm

robotland wrote:I use a pair of badass Harley saddlebags that I got at a yard sale...Can't lock 'em, but they look cool slung over my shoulder when the bike's parked!



Are those the ones I pee'd in last year¿

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Postby Bob » Tue May 19, 2009 7:32 pm

Use a bear cannister, the hippies can't figure them out.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue May 19, 2009 9:20 pm

Bob wrote:Use a bear cannister, the hippies can't figure them out.
And if they do, the bears will eat them.
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Postby TomServo » Tue May 19, 2009 10:56 pm

I like the ammo-can Idea myself. Wouldn't be hard at all to mount to your handlebars. I doubt wind resistance would be a factor, with an ammo box...but, you could drill holes in the sides to help...or better yet, let me get the box, and put a few holes in it at 4th of juplaya!! Theses boxes are sturdy as fuck, and water-proof, if you dont put holes in them.
Or...maybe, get one of those racks that mount over the rear wheel...and bolt an ammo-box to it... Nuts and Locking-washers on the inside!!!!No steering obstruction....problem solved! If you want, I'll still shoot holes in it for you!!
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Postby robotland » Wed May 20, 2009 5:16 am

unjonharley wrote:
robotland wrote:I use a pair of badass Harley saddlebags that I got at a yard sale...Can't lock 'em, but they look cool slung over my shoulder when the bike's parked!



Are those the ones I pee'd in last year�


Dangit, those aren't UNJONHarley bags!!
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Postby Elorrum » Sat May 23, 2009 9:01 pm

ammo can hasp ideas. You might want to paint it white, not sure if this will keep the heat in it down, but with a sealed container this will be an issue. I have a removeable bike/shopping basket that is not a locking container, but I lock it to my bike with a short coated thin cable that is sold to lock removeable seats onto bikes, I thread it through my helmet as well, and join it to my main bike lock and cable. I put a lock on an ammo can that I can put my bike battery in and will use one of these cables to keep it locked to my bike. I still need to figure out how to ventilate the box, and haven't used it yet. It had a large hole on the closing flap, and I just drilled a hole and put an eye bolt through it.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammunit ... -Lock-Box/

http://wardenssupplyco.com/cart/index.p ... cts_id=148

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Postby Elderberry » Sun May 24, 2009 11:26 am

What about panniers?

http://www.arkel-od.com/

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Postby Elorrum » Sun May 24, 2009 6:51 pm

here's a locking box you can bolt to your rear bike rack, probably a few out there that are similar

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hard-Shell-Storage- ... otohosting.

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Postby Elorrum » Sun May 24, 2009 7:00 pm

re: the grill. I've been looking at a product called grilliput. It is available online in several places. It's a steel tube that contains all the cross pieces and legs for a grill. You can also buy a charcoal holder that looks sort of like a vegetable steamer, with petals that open out to a dish. I wasn't certain if you wanted to fit a grill in the basket, or use the basket as a grill.

http://www.target.com/gp/search/175-876 ... v_XSGT0496

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Postby gyre » Sun May 24, 2009 9:13 pm

Elorrum wrote:re: the grill. I've been looking at a product called grilliput. It is available online in several places. It's a steel tube that contains all the cross pieces and legs for a grill. You can also buy a charcoal holder that looks sort of like a vegetable steamer, with petals that open out to a dish. I wasn't certain if you wanted to fit a grill in the basket, or use the basket as a grill.

http://www.target.com/gp/search/175-876 ... v_XSGT0496
I saw the grilliput on some network show and they suggested using a reflective bowl or something underneath to focus heat.
They liked it.

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Postby mrs yow » Mon May 25, 2009 12:59 pm

My advice: only bring warm clothing that is so crappy that no one would want it, or so unique that they couldn't get away with wearing it.
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Postby TomServo » Mon May 25, 2009 4:51 pm

The hinges on these ammo cans are loose..in other words, you can slide the lid right off if you don't need to lock it. And slide it right back on the hinges when you do.
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