Making a bike basket
Sephora has been wanting a bike basket for a while. She didn’t want one of the little girl types of baskets, she wanted a basket like my big black one. Like this one.
Here is my solution – I picked up a green basket at the dollar store, grabbed some green pipe cleaners that I had and attached the basket to the bike. I ran into a problem though. The basket doesn’t fit flush to the handle bars and steering post. If I do that, it hangs down so crooked that she couldn’t actually put anything in the basket. I took it off and started over with one addition. I cut two sections from a foam noodle – one to act as a buffer on the handle bars and one to act as a buffer on the steering column. Now, it works perfectly! She just needs to keep in mind that it is still a dollar store basket – she can’t load it up with ten pounds of stuff but it is more than secure enough for her Gatorade bottle, candy, goggles for the pool, a snack etc… All the things she finds very important!