Best kids bike accessories according to redditors

We found 142 Reddit comments discussing the best kids bike accessories. We ranked the 46 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Kids' Bike Accessories:

u/jsmayne · 14 pointsr/WTF
u/MidnightSlinks · 12 pointsr/bicycling

Looks like you're getting their bike trailer then!

u/SirAmedusDerpingtons · 11 pointsr/cycling

Good golly that sucks. I'd make a lot of noise with the landlord regarding that IIWY.

If it's wet/slush + cold where you live, even more so if all the water is salted/frozen, give any exposed steel bits (bolts, screws, gear teeth, skewers/axles) a thin coat/couple drops of WD40.

Use a "wet' chain lube, but not something too thick/heavy so it doesnt turn into viscous grease on your chain. Perhaps something like Orontas Type B. I also suggest using plenty of this with one of these brushes to keep the grit out of your drivetrain.

I also suggest full-length cable housing.

Considering how far north you are, I'd imagine your bearings/hubs get stiff and grease turns into a clay-like solid substance when it gets really cold. In that case, a few drops of degreaser into the bearings would make your wheels/pedals turn a bit more freely.

Keep your tires inflated.

Tarp is a good idea, hope nobody takes it off. I would secure it with bungee cords or something when the wind picks up.

Be sure your pride and joy is well locked too. Find a way to put the lock through your rear seatstays, around your rear wheel, around a pole/parking sign/end-bar of the rack, and take the front wheel off and bring it inside. Do consider your seatpost/lights, as they might get stolen too, unless you have something like this.

Good luck and stay warm.

u/[deleted] · 10 pointsr/funny

I'm 42 and I don't have kids and I don't own a bike. Yes I bought one, it was only $20.

u/DatumPirate · 9 pointsr/bicycling

What about a trailer of some sort? I'm thinking if a bike is going to be my main mode of transportation, I'm going to need a lot of storage space. Something like this to keep me maneuverable.

I know it might slow you down, but if you get into a dire situation you can always ditch it and speed away with the bare necessities in your panniers.

u/gigglesmcbug · 8 pointsr/Parenting

Put one of these on your bike and go biking with her. Or maybe this. Yes, I know she's old enough to ride her own bike, but riding at her pace is unlikely to be a fulfilling workout for you. That enables you to ride at your pace without leaving her in the dust.

Find a track to run at. Take her with you. Bring stuff for her to play with by herself+ maybe her bike so she can bike the track. Run for 30 minutes, pack her up and go home. You'll be able to easily see her the entire time and work out at more or less the a fulfilling pace. Do try and go at an offpeak time as to prevent getting in the way of people using the grassy portions of the track for athletically inclined activities.

EDIT:

Also, ask around. You aren't the only parent trying to get active this summer. You may be able to find friends or coworkers with similar aged children and trade off watching each others kids so the other can hit the gym.

u/benben555 · 8 pointsr/bicycling

BOB Yak.
http://www.amazon.com/BOB-Plus-Trailer-Black-Includes/dp/B000RH7GKS

Hoping to get one for myself in a couple years to haul groceries. How do you like it SeanPlusPlus?

u/DinosaurSprinkles · 6 pointsr/Mommit

Give her a choice of walking or holding your hand, if she chooses holding your hand then let her know there will be punishment if she lets go and runs into the street. This probably will not be popular, but spank her. I only spank for safety issues after two warnings. (Touching the stove, running into traffic and unbuckling car seat) It only took once for my daughter to get that I meant business.

Another option is to get a push trike or bicycle like this (that one goes on the back of a 12'' bike, they have trikes with parent push things as well)

u/B5_S4 · 5 pointsr/CalamariRaceTeam
u/kev23777 · 5 pointsr/ChildrenFallingOver

I've had good luck with this thing while teaching my kids to ride their bikes. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MISWIW

u/Shock_Hazzard · 4 pointsr/bicycling

It's an Origin8 Classique HD. It mounts on the axle and brake-bolt. It says 'max load 55 lbs' but I've put 80 on it with no physical problems... just really hard to turn.

u/Panda_gif · 4 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

The Origin8 Classique Cargo Unit. Why? Well because a front rack is clearly better than a rear. Also has plenty of space for the half gallon carton of vegan ice cream without getting your bag all cold.

u/sSupreme · 4 pointsr/Super73

Let me know if you guys want more pictures....

Beach Cruiser Passenger Pegs by Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NXWKZVL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rF0RDbE3S8KYX

u/JimmyHavok · 4 pointsr/motorcycles

These pipes are what are appropriate for you.

u/schannoman · 4 pointsr/interestingasfuck

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RH7GKS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

It is extremely mobile, and carries an extra 70lbs of gear practically anywhere. I do bicycle camping with it every summer

u/alansb1982 · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I have a feeling it's going to be an origin8 classique front rack, but it comes tomorrow. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B135SSE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JHwKxbW4EKXZW

Other than that, my Cygolight Dash 350/Micro Shot head and tail light combo. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013FIYP8G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MGwKxbWRPVSW0

u/appletart · 3 pointsr/bicycletouring

$300 is too much money when the latest models sell for $419.

It's quite an unremarkable bike, but you could of course tour on it. It'd be better than a road bike if you plan to ride on some dirt, and would make a fine (but boring) commuter.

It doesn't have any mounting points for a rack, but there are racks available that mount to your QR skewer, and attach to your seatpost/seat-tube using an adaptor like this.

u/blueal1 · 3 pointsr/Seattle

This is the only one I trust at the moment https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HN47G1M/

u/rstrt · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle
u/cooolerhead · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle
u/FluteOfTheRoom · 3 pointsr/Winnipeg
u/zerocoldx911 · 3 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Take my money!

Edit: fellow canucks
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07TTRFN1P/

u/nobody_you_know · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Just about any bike shop should carry a bungee net thingy that's specifically sized and designed for strapping stuff onto a bike rack. They're quite secure and cost like $10.

Like so.

u/bedgoesup · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

I think you are looking for a Monostay adapter. The two I've found are slightly different but essentially do the same thing. Made by Sunlite or Jandd. Actually just ordered the Jandd model for my girlfriend's bike as it didn't have any braze-ons for her rear rack.

u/RecycledAir · 3 pointsr/bikepacking

Check out the Origin8 Front Cargo Rack, it's much more solidly build and has double the rated weight capacity.

https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classique-Cargo-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE

I used mine fully loaded up for a 2 week offroad bikepacking trip which included a good bit of rugged singletrack and it held up great, and that was after using it for two years to haul myself and all my stuff around the city on my commuter.

It doesn't work with thru axels but will work okay on fender mounts if you use washers.

u/mike_stifle · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

First time riding with a front rack (Origin8 Classique Cargo), and it wasn't a bad ride at all. However, getting used to the new handling along with the temp and winds, gave me quite the workout.

u/Meowface_McGee · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

My unpopular opinion, especially if this is your only bike, is to go fixed. The bike is cheaper/tougher for the money, and less maintenance means better reliability. And for you the rider, it teaches/reinforces proper pedal stroke and ability to hold higher cadence, which translates to your ability to do 50+ mile rides after just a month or so of riding. Something like a Kilo TT Pro with a porter rack is a helluva city beater. I threw some flat bars on mine and its comfy as hell. And with the front rack you can bungee a regular waterproof backpack or whatever and don't have to buy actual panniers. Anyways, just my 2¢

u/Icantusemyimgurname · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I know at least Origin8 makes a similar product

quick edit: this

u/traingoboom · 2 pointsr/bicycling

https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classique-Cargo-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE is this the rack?

Side note: Anyone have any luck painting a rack?
Trying to get it to match my silver/grey back rack

https://imgur.com/a/iadO0TL

u/porkrind · 2 pointsr/motorcycles
u/ccrobinsusc · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

This basket honestly looks pretty lame but it works well and can hold 30-40 pounds. Just depends on how bulky all your things are.

u/DrAudiologist · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Sme thing happened weight my son. If he's not riding yet, I ordered one of those training bars that attached to the back of his bike.
http://www.amazon.com/Bike-Trainer-GEEal96089-Handle/dp/B002WBWBQQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396882735&sr=8-1&keywords=bicycle+training+handle

Didn't take long to get confidence. Now I can't keep him off his bike.

u/youtri · 2 pointsr/triathlon

Just as an FYI, if you try to "upgrade" your way to a nicer bike, you'll end up spending more than if you save up and buy a bike with aerobars/new wheels/whatever else.

This bike has 700c wheels so you don't need new wheels. (There is a difference between wheels and tires people!) You can however get a set of road tires, size 700x23 or 700x25 which will roll a bit faster. So Conti Ultra Sports will run you ~$50.
http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/themes/race/racetyres/ultrasport/ultra_sport_en.html

Next I would do pedals (you'll also have to get shoes) so expect about $150 there.
Shimano PD-R540 Spd-Sl Road Pedals : http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-SPD-SL-Road-Bicycle-Pedals/dp/B004XG5XNG

I suggest this because pedals can go with you to a new bike so you'll have to get those eventually anyways.

Next I'd suggest an indoor bike trainer b/c as the people said, "Practice" is going to be paramount. ~$90.
http://www.amazon.com/F2-MAG-Trainer-by-Forza/dp/B000QRMUHI
Cheap, gets the job done.
Again, a trainer can be used on any bike so it's a wise investment like the pedals.

Outside of that, I'd just save for an entry level road bike and some clip on aerobars or an entry level "tri" bike that has aerobars already. You can probably go as low as $800 now days but expect to pay between $1200 - $1500.


u/chaosreplacesorder · 2 pointsr/BoostedRev

I have a decent Bianchi that I'm always guarding and locking up carefuly. I use an ABUS lock for it which I plan to use for the Rev as they are much better locks than Kryptonite (although it is a popular brand in the US). I also live in the Bay Area. 90% of the time, I know I can just take my bike indoors but even then I plan to keep it within view but otherwise, I'll use the ABUS lock.

I use this but it's already pretty heavy although it is smaller: https://www.amazon.com/Abus-Granit-Bicycle-Lightweight-Security/dp/B07D4BBWF2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=abus+mini&qid=1564708797&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-1

But they also make a larger one which is about 4lbs: https://www.amazon.com/ABUS-Granit-XPlus-Inch-111617/dp/B00HN47G1M/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=abus+lock&qid=1564708732&s=gateway&sr=8-3

ABUS locks are German manufactured so the quality is amazing. These two locks have a 15/15 international rating which is as good as it gets. The construction is fairly difficult to break through. If you're still not thinking that's enough, you can get an additional locking mechanism with an annoying alarm.

u/SirSmalls · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

It's an Origin8 and then he put a basket on it.

u/Shudder · 2 pointsr/bikemessengers

http://www.amazon.com/Classique-Cargo-HD-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE ?
Modular in the sense that you can lash a basket or box to it/hook things onto it.

u/TominatorXX · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Get a tag-a-long. She'll love it and feel less like cargo. They can pedal or not.

Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/WeeRide-96455-Co-Pilot-Bike-Trailer/dp/B003XNFMLS

u/osfan456 · 2 pointsr/cycling

Here's something that would work.

u/Vox_Populi · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Sure thing, not sure why I didn't before. Origin-8 Cargo Unit

u/zachfoxers · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Pretty lucky to have gotten the bag that’s for sure! Rack is from Origin 8

Origin8 Classique Cargo HD Front Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B135SSE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_QDNSBbDF7YFCZ

u/CovfefeYourself · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

Get a front rack instead. It makes your fixie feel like a Cadillac. Rear racks (imo) make bikes feel sluggish and spongy.

I have this one, but I don't know why it's so expensive now

u/Matthew63 · 2 pointsr/bicycling


Lots of good answers here, so I'll just give some extra advice. I highly recommend getting a good bike lock. It'll save your bike and give you peace of mind when you leave it for long periods of time. I personally use an ABUS Granit XPlus. I also recommend getting a rear rack and bag. PakRak makes a really good combo (sold separately).

>tell me your experience and why you started doing it

I didn't want to pay for a car, insurance, gas and upkeep. Now I do it because I've developed such a passion for it. The place I bought the bike from offers free maintenance for life, so that was a good bonus incentive.

u/Hobbits_armpit · 2 pointsr/ukbike

Maybe do a group buy of these

u/ozyman · 2 pointsr/raisingkids

Sorry this got caught in the spam filter. The gyrowheel looks pretty interesting.

We've got an attachable trailer with pedals & 3rd wheel, kinda like this:
http://www.amazon.com/WeeRide-96455-Co-Pilot-Bike-Trailer/dp/B003XNFMLS

I think it is helping my daughter with her desire to ride, because together we can go pretty fast & she can see how much fun that is. Also she can get used to the feeling of balancing on a bike and pedaling while I do most of the work.

u/Problematic13 · 2 pointsr/xbiking
u/sloanerboneryo · 2 pointsr/HelpMeFind

You can also buy a handle that clamps onto a bike.

Like this one.

u/furogato · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

I have an older crosscheck without mid-fork eyelets and use a nitto big front rack. Love it. Strong, stylish, versatile and well thought out design. Expensive, but I found mine on craigslist for less than half price.

http://imgur.com/a/1ZSEK

I looked into getting a tubus low-rider (without a top platform) but I'm really glad I have the nitto. On the last weekend tour, I carried a blueberry pie on it (that's right). Want to be the most popular guy at camp? Roll up with a fresh pie.

Other options...

Super cheap, (will probably break) - http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Gold-Tec-Front-Rack/dp/B002MKHR7A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1347452415&sr=8-3&keywords=Nashbar+Front+Rack

The Surly racks get good reviews. Super beefy design.

u/zaqmlp · 2 pointsr/Fitness

It isn't true that you need to spend half a day doing it. It is very useful if you want to eat over allowance, and only need to burn 600 - 800 kcal. Which you can do with about 80 minutes of cycling. Think that is a long time? You could rig your regular bicycle to work indoors, and that way you can do it while watching your favorite TV Show.

Why don't I just limit my calorie intake and forget this nonsense? Sometimes I want to eat a whole, large, pizza. The one I like is about 2400kcal, while my allowance is 1800kcal. I could cut off the next days, but I don't like being hungry.

u/AmorphouslyAbsurd · 2 pointsr/bicycling

It's actually an origin 8 classique hd. I purchased it because it was just like the cetma half rack but way less expensive. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B135SSE?pc_redir=1405364067&robot_redir=1

u/siranachronist · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

What I carried, wore, and used:

  • Capacity for .8 gallons of water (3 cycling bottles, and 1 48 fl oz bottle) - I generally left the 48 fl oz bottle empty (and used it as a space to store recovery powder)

  • 1 day's worth of backup + snack calories in the form of gels, bars, and protein powder
    Sandals

  • T-shirt and shorts

  • 3 pairs of socks - also useful to isolate or shockproof stuff in a pinch

  • 3 bib shorts, 2 jerseys, 1 wind vest - I didn't end up using the wind vest

  • Leg warmers - mostly for nights and early starts

  • Reflective track jacket

  • Hoodie - can probably be substituted for a nice lightweight thermal base layer

  • Rain jacket

  • Chamois cream - Essential!

  • Coolmax sleeping bag liner + SOL thermal bivvy: I was expecting 50+ degree nights, and this sub 1 lb combo worked worked ok for them, alongside the other clothing I brought. The SOL bivvy isn't very breathable however, so I'd probably substitute it for something else in the future. Drawstring bag with random stuff in it for a pillow.

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

  • Spare rack bolts

  • Tubeless repair kit

  • Spare tube

  • Mini pump

  • Multitool

  • Misc bungie cords - These can be lifesavers. I used them to Mcgyver my rack when the top bolts fell out, and as improvised netting on top of my panniers to let my clothes dry in the sun.

  • 2 drawstring bags for misc storage, and as a lightweight way to carry additional stuff on my back if necessary.

  • Panniers, frame bag, top tube bag, handlebar bag, and saddlebag off Amazon. Nothing special here. No waterproofing because, hey, it's summer in SoCal.

  • Axiom Journey Unifit Rack - absolutely amazing rack that can fit on pretty much anything. I used this to mount in to my aluminium seatpost, and my bike came with dropout eyelets.

  • White Lightning Clean Ride lube - Had to be applied pretty frequently, but really painless to do so

  • Speedplay Zeros + Keep On Kovers - Not really recommended because turns out, they're a real PITA to clean, and the cleats can't be used with two-bolt flush shoes. I used them because I had them on hand. The Keep on Kovers are essential if you want to use them for anything except road training + racing.

  • USB lights

  • Garmin Edge 810 - Turn off Bluetooth + the backlight to save an assload of battery. Be careful about accidentally discarding rides, and lock the screen whenever you put it in your pocket.

  • Mounted iPhone 6 with Gaia GPS, Windy, Komoot, Spotify, and Google Maps for additional guidance, weather, music, and sanity.

  • Pocketed Lumia 929 for the pretty pics

  • 10,000 mAh portable charger, and lots of cables and bricks - I charged at every meal break and overnight when not camping. Never dropped below 50% charge

    All in all, I rode pretty lightweight, with room to take on additional storage throughout the trip, though I'm not sure of the final weight because I don't own a scale.

    I'd like to see in the future whether I could tour without a rack, and I think I can cut down on storage volume considerably by consolidating clothing (a single rain/thermal jacket, and jerseys with more of a street fit which can double as normal shirts) and using a walkable cleat system, as well as getting things inside a compressible stuff sack.

    General tips:

  • The more planning done ahead of time, the cheaper sleeping will be. There are lots of warmshowers and couchsurfing hosts along this route in particular, and it's a pretty tight-knit community, so once you stay with one, chances are they can hook you up with another. Having said that, camping in hike/bike campgrounds is cheap and pretty simple. I've never seem hike/bike sites get full.

  • I was fine with the pacing of this tour, but it is definitely a little intense. It also doesn't allow as much time for spontaneity or exploration: pretty much all your waking hours will be on the bike. I'd suggest a more relaxed pace if you can, though I was constrained by wanting to spend more time in the Bay, and needing to get back to work.

  • If I were to do this tour again, I'd definitely try to spend more time along the coast. Looking forward to the 1 being open again.

  • I was afraid that I'd be too tired for some of the later climbs based on how my legs felt some mornings, but they ended up not being so bad. Do keep an eye on grade though.

  • Having said that, maybe don't try to climb Mt Tam the day before you start a tour. (Eh, who am I kidding, that was a great groupride and I have no regrets).

  • Tubeless tires are awesome. I didn't flat once, despite some definitely sketchy shoulders. The pressures they run at are also easily achievable with a mini-pump.

  • Mr guy on a fancy tri bike definitely does not know how to signal or paceline, and will not call out when passing. Pretty entertaining to keep pace with on a heavy touring bike though.

  • Maybe the real tour was... the friends you make along the way! For real though, having conversations with other people who love to ride bikes, be they hosts or others on the road, was the easiest way to bounce back from feeling down.
u/mybeararms · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

I have this Origin-8 rack on the front of my Surly Ogre, and it has been amazing. It's just about the same thing for around $55 instead of $140, and it is super sturdy and light.

u/kandykanelane · 1 pointr/bicycling

Here's the Amazon link.

Origin8 Classique Cargo HD Front Rack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B135SSE?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

It's a pretty basic carrier but it gets the job done. Note that it doesn't come with the hardware for mounting it to your fork.

u/mareksoon · 1 pointr/funny

Product promotion.

Get one of these, or a variation.

They're amazing!

Since you're not hunched over, it's easier to keep up. Plus, since your child CAN tell you're still there, but can't see you're barely holding onto the handle (if at all), their confidence is dramatically boosted.

I had my four-year-olds off their training wheels and biking on their own in under 30 minutes. Plus, in the days that followed, the handle was helpful when their emergency braking wasn't quite mastered.

u/tacotruck7 · 1 pointr/backpacking

Listen to the folks pointing you to panniers or get a BOB bike trailer.
You don't want to ride with a backpack that heavy. Think of your choad (or taint) and the back sweat.

u/DevOnTheLoose · 1 pointr/Parenting

Oh wow, I hadn't heard of the balance buddy handle. That looks like a great tool and it's not all that pricy:

https://www.amazon.com/Balance-Buddy-31264002-Adjustable/dp/B000MISWIW

u/K_mergs · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Sure! It’s just a folding basket from amazon. I picked this one because the bottom is a much tighter pattern to prevent small things rolling out. I use it for my laptop in that same bag but add a bungee over it.

Upside is that it goes flat and fits a standard paper grocery bag easily.

Downsides are if over load it your balance will be a little off. And you might have to swing your leg over in a new and exciting ways.

u/ratchetassjimmy · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Panniers are by far the best option, but if you're short on cash you can do what myself and others have done: I had the planet bike eco rack with a milk crate zip tied to it and liked it. Just changed it to the origin8 classique front rack w/milk crate and LOVE it. Good luck.

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Oversized-Aluminum-Pre-installed/dp/B000SPMU9Q
https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classique-Cargo-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1510021748&sr=1-1&keywords=Origin8+classique

u/montecycle · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Try a nice front rack. I have a '94 Singletrack as well that I turn into my commuter during the winter. I am wanting to get a rack and believe a front rack would work better. You can easily put your backpack on there and strap it down. Here: https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classique-Cargo-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1511010576&sr=8-3&keywords=front+bicycle+rack

u/ferulebezel · 1 pointr/citybike

I have the following and think they're great.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YBHONG/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Bottom-Folding-Bicycle-Basket/dp/B000VNFD80/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1396820580&sr=8-15&keywords=collapsible+side+baskets

Unfortunately I live and work in a neighborhood with a lot of bums, so I have to use a small padlock to secure the front detachable basket.

u/GrindCrow · 1 pointr/BikeLA

I'm not in LA but came across this post while searching for a Caviar courier subreddit(looks like it doesn't exist yet). Would this work for your bike and budget?

http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classique-Cargo-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE

Add a heat bag, bungees(I prefer the flat kind).

The map routing situation can be dealt with some MacGuyvering or with more expensive fixes. I have this flattish seat bag that I used to keep spare tubes in; now I have it MacGuyvered onto one of the straps of my backpack. I stick my phone in there instead of a pants pocket. I turn the app volume all the way up and can hear Gmaps routing(if I need it) through the din of NYC traffic.

Bluetooth earbuds, as already mentioned, will work. Small portable BT speakers(that you can somehow attach to a backpack) will work. If you must have the visual map to look at, maybe the mount is your only option..

u/SpottedMe · 1 pointr/Favors

Amazon sells these (that's the cheapest one I think). I wish I had some sort of design in mind for you =P

u/handhygiene · 1 pointr/bicycling

Is this what you're talking about? Curious because I have a Kryptonite Series 2 lock and will be locking my bike in public soon.

u/Cheomesh · 1 pointr/bicycling

Yeah, I only spent $120 on mine.

u/TwoToedTerror · 1 pointr/Coffee

My commute is about 11 miles there and back - I keep all my things in a backpack that I secure to my rack trunk with this bungee net. It works like a charm for irregularly shaped items like the various coffee paraphernalia you mentioned. I would suggest grinding your coffee in the morning and taking it in a mason jar or something - after a few trips to and from work you will want to lighten your load as much as possible. If you can keep an electric kettle at work, that would be optimal. If not, then probably just microwave your water.

u/mighty_boogs · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

It's an Origin 8 rack. It's alloy, so it's pretty light for the size of the platform. It's supposed to mount on a solid axle, but I figured out that chainring bolts fit inside the mounting holes perfectly, and the inner diameter of some allow an m5 bolt to fit perfectly. Works great this way.

u/kopsis · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I've found a front porteur rack (like https://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Classique-Cargo-Front-Rack/dp/B00B135SSE) is a much more convenient solution for hauling a messenger bag or backpack. Depending on the bike, a Wald basket on the front is an even more convenient solution.

Rear racks are great for long-distance touring with a good set of panniers, but using them with anything else (including makeshift panniers) is just not that convenient. Stuff on top of the rack can make mounting/dismounting awkward. Stuff on the side needs to be free of straps and dangly bits that could get caught (or very carefully secured). Heel clearance with makeshift panniers is another concern. Last, but not least, panniers pick up a lot of road grime. Even if it's easy to take your bag off the side of the rack and throw it over your shoulder at the destination, it may be dirty enough you don't want to.

u/-YK · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I have one of the Origin 8 cargo racks. I don't love it, but it gets the job done and it was cheap.

u/Lars_lars_lars · 1 pointr/DIY

I would avoid a rigid attachment as it will likely fail. What about some kind of elastic net that it could fit into? Like a mini cargo-net?

Sunlite Bungee Cargo Net https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WY6ZXA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CwuyzbBQ1TEG3

You could mount this to the ceiling.

Not sure what your ceiling looks like now, this will surely force you to put holes in the ceiling material. Don't go through the roof.

u/Crankset · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

Yeah for just a platform rack, you could even look at the Origin8 CargoHD. I have one on my around towner and I love it.

u/WrenchNRatchet · 1 pointr/bikewrench

My favorite way around this is to modify the rack hardware. This is made easier if you're on good terms with a shop that's been around a minute, and they happen to have a bin full of leftover rack hardware (most if not all racks come with extra to suit different bikes). Remove the upper struts and bend it such that it routes around the brake entirely. If you want really sharp bends/angles, I recommend employing a bench vise.

If you're unconcerned with looks, keep in mind that as long as it doesn't contact the brake or interfere with its action, any solution really works, no matter how rough and ready it looks. The upper struts are not weight bearing in any way, and are simply there to prevent your rack from pivoting backwards on the m5 mounting screws.

Edit: you can also get a monostay adapter for this frame, and mount above the brake: https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Monostay-Adapter-One-Piece/dp/B07CG9P7TY

u/pipocaQuemada · 1 pointr/boston

> For various reasons, I need to drive to work.

As explained by many others, a car isn't the best way to commute in Boston, and is usually beaten by public transport or bikes.

Out of curiosity, what are the reasons you need to drive? Not to second guess you, but there might be a non-driving solution that you haven't thought of.

If it's a matter of simply lugging things to and from work, a pannier or rear rack might suffice.

If it's a matter of picking a kid from daycare on the way home, then a trailer, kid seat, or something like this could work.

If you need to be able to get on the T after work, a folding bike might work.

If you have some minor mobility issues, then an electric bike or Vespa might be better than a car.

u/zoinkjr · 1 pointr/bicycling

I've been looking as well, this Bell trainer (80$) has been mentioned a few times as the best value. Looking for something used would probably be a good way to go too.

A couple others that are close in price:
Forza F2 Mag
Blackburn Trakstand Mag 3

u/snutr · 1 pointr/bicycling

Do you have one of these? Do you like it? This seems like an economical option albeit the component called "dry sak" is a bit off-putting.

I found it on amazon here.

u/Turbobaker4 · 1 pointr/bikewrench

Looks like my Sunlite front rack with separate pannier racks.

u/s01110010 · 1 pointr/cycling

My kid didn't want to ride the balance bike; I used this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002WBWBQQ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_bcJPCbXV4JXNN

u/LucidDreamer18 · 1 pointr/Dogtraining

No, it's one of those tandem bicycles that you attach to your bike for your daughter to ride. You can then hook the dog up to your side of the bike.

Not sure if this will make it easier to see on mobile.

u/SkyShadow · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I'm leaving on my Chicago to Seattle Tour on 6/3.

Nashbar makes nice inexpensive panniers. Ortliebs are great but double the cost.

With a handlebar bag or top tube bag you should be able to get away with no front panniers. That means you will have your tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad strapped to the top of your rear rack. Try a cargo net: http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Bicycle-Bungie-Cargo-Black/dp/B000WY6ZXA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370021844&sr=8-1&keywords=bicycle+cargo+net

Sleeping pad is a must. Therm-a-rest is ideal but a walmart special will be fine.

u/and_one_more_thing · 1 pointr/cycling

As someone who commutes to work on a bike, here's my list. Granted, a few of these don't really apply to mountain biking.

Safety

  • Helmet (Keep your head in one piece)
  • Headlight (See where you're going)
  • Taillight (Be seen from behind)

    Security

  • U-lock (Keep your bike frame)
  • Axle locks (Keep your wheels)
  • Saddle lock (Keep your seat)

    Comfort

  • Gloves (Pad your hands, keep them warm)
  • Merino wool layers (Keep you warm, dry and not stinky)
  • Padded shorts/pants (Pad your bottom)

    Utility

  • Rear rack (Carry stuff on your bike, not on your back)
  • Cargo net (Strap stuff to that rack)
  • Paniers (Clip large bag of stuff to that rack)
u/1138311 · 1 pointr/philadelphia

If I saw them with these, I don't know whether I'd be horrified or impressed.

Edit: watch the video just for the Irish guy trying to sound cool. Worth it.

u/Horrible_Economics · 1 pointr/xbiking
u/grassgrowing · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

It's this Origin8 basket thing; https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ACTMJ3U

It adds 3lbs, but it's stable enough and doesn't interfere with the suspension fork

u/CrispierByTheSecond · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Have any of you used the origin 8 classique rack? Is it any good? If I don't have eyelets should I be fine? Should I spend way more and just get a soma or even a BLB rack?

u/brooklynperson · 1 pointr/NYCbike

I agree--love my cargo net, and got it from Amazon for less than $5:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000WY6ZXA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000WY6ZXA&linkCode=as2&tag=xoxoadrienn-20

I can strap my backpack on, or take it a step further by using the cargo net to secure a small woven trash basket to the back rack to carry things. My husband does the same with a crate: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6mx77QJzX1qz8fbvo1_500.jpg

u/SgtPsycho · 1 pointr/bicycling

Is this same one? cassavetes' seems to have a much thicker shock cord, has four instead of five grids, and has four thick red plastic hooks instead of the six wire ones on the Topeak.

Both are good, but they don't look the same to me.

Edit:

Linky time!

u/dalesd · 1 pointr/Fitness

Instead of an "exercise bike," consider a real bike and a trainer. You'll get the same quality workout you'd get on a stationary bike, with the added benefit that you can ride it outdoors. Trainer + craigslist bike is probably cheaper than a stationary bike.

u/pezdedorado · 0 pointsr/bikecommuting

A rack mount seatpost clamp should cost <$10. I like my QR, so I opted for this: Sunlite Monostay Adapter, 1-1/8", One-Piece https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AO9PE8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Z1gTCbFGSP2Z7

u/leadnpotatoes · 0 pointsr/bicycling

I use the Origin8 classique. Fits just fine on a 26' fork, however you are going to need to change your front wheel from a quick-release to a threaded rod. Which might be too much of a PITA for touring.

u/xxSutureSelfxx · -1 pointsr/bikewrench