The bicycle basket is an efficient way of transporting stuff. They’re often cheaper than pannier bags, easy to load and come in a wide range of styles. If you don’t know where to begin when choosing a basket, I’m here to help.
Amsterdam is an excellent gauge when it comes to choosing a basket for your bike. There are over a million bicycles on the streets, most of which are kept outside. They have to contend with the weather while getting smacked around when parked next to other bikes.
Here are my suggestions to get you biking with that perfect basket.
Wicker and Rattan Bike Baskets
The Wood Bike Crate
The Bicycle Milk Crate
Four out of five bicyclists in Amsterdam use the milk crate, making them by far and away the most popular bike basket.
A successful promotion run by the upscale grocery store Marqt may have contributed to these numbers. But Dutch practicality plays more of a role since milk crates are affordable, easy to install using cheap zip ties and can take a beating.
80% of bicyclists in Amsterdam choose milk crates
The Steel Wire Mesh Basket
What about alternatives?
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