The Man-Bicycle Basket

coffee-bag-wa-evergreen-blend-471x800_1The bag is also collapsible, so if you’re not totally secure with the manly-ness of this bag and you happen to be riding by some cute girls….you’re all set. Just stop, collapse it and tuck it under your arm.

Detours makes a very product they call “the coffee bag“.  Seeing as I’m in the biz, I really should have had one of these sent as well….but I didn’t know about them at the time.  It’s a food-grade, waterproof bag that looks like something your coffee beans would come in.  The coffee bag can be mounted under the saddle, on top of a rack, or even a bottle cage.  With all the downpours here in Grenada, this think sure would come in handy for me on my commutes to the café.

Homemade Dog Carrier

Okay, so back to the idea of carrying a dog with you on the bicycle.  I value the opinion of Richard from Cyclelicious and he feels that the best dog carrier he’s seen is “a simple board bolted across the top tube that the dog stands on, with his forepaws on the handlebar.”

Here’s a picture (c/o Richard Masoner) of what he’s talking about….looks pretty rugged and manly to me.  But I think it would scare the crap out of our little Chihuahua.

Homemade dog rack for bicycle

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  • John

    Darryl. Where can one fine/buy the stainless steel and wood front rack that you pictured in this article? Thanks!

  • Carl

    I need one of those beer racks. Seriously I do. That would allow me to take my bike for a beer run instead of the car. Great idea.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      For sure, Carl…..get one on your bike.

  • AmandaGaleKotyk

    Personally, if I saw a man riding with a chihuahua (or any dog), in a front basket (or rear basket), I would think that was totally sexy!

    Love all these options. I really love the chrome & wood look of that front rack….and of course, that dog basket is amazing (although I’m pretty sure Tambo, at his mighty 3.5lbs, could fit out of the holes in that cover).

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      I’ll put my basket on right away……not sure if I can convince Tambo to ride with me, though.

      • AmandaGaleKotyk

        I think he would love the wind blowing in his fur! :)

  • RJ

    Love it. I like your humorous approach to the basket option for bicycles. Hell yeah, why not have a basket on a man’s bike.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks RJ, I appreciate it.

  • Pam

    I have a small dog as well and have carried him in my regular bike basket. Its seems to work okay but I like the idea of having one specifically to carry animals. I just had a look at the Basil website and like what they have to offer. Thanks for tipping me off to this company.
    Pam

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      You’re welcome, Pam. Let me know which one you go with.

  • Nick

    I’m not afraid to ride with a basket or rack. Although I don’t currently have one, I plan on getting one soon. Thanks for providing this information to help in my purchase.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Hi Nick. I hope it helps….let us know what you end up getting for your bike.