A Guide To Buying The Perfect Bike Rack For Your Vehicle

guide-to-buying-the-perfect-bike-rack ~ Submitted by Mike Thomas 7/2/2013 ~

Bike Box… Mailbox?

This mailbox turned bike basket is so charming, it practically deserves its own address. A standard aluminum letter box is lightweight, fits gracefully over the rear tire, and provides a generous amount of storage for the goods you pick up on spins around town. The door’s latch keeps it securely closed so your items won’t slide out, even if there are a few bumps in the road.

Mount this carrier, which fits a lot more than just letters, on a flat rear bike rack.

Tools and Materials

  • Drill
  • Mailbox, by Gibraltar Industries
  • 6 plastic zip ties
  • Bike, M8 bike in Chartreuse
  • Rear bike rack, in Chartreuse

Mailbox Bike Basket How-To

  1. Drill 6 pairs of holes, centered and evenly spaced, into bottom of mailbox (space holes within each pair about an inch apart). Thread 1 zip tie through each pair of holes.
  2. Place mailbox on bike rack, and use the zip ties to secure it in place. The plastic ties are durable and weatherproof, and will withstand the elements.