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Bicycle Baskets Aren't Just For Girls - How To Find Bicycle Baskets For Boys

Oct 12, 2007
Kids love to have bicycle baskets to adorn the front of their bike. Even some adults find a bike basket to be handy and convenient. Remember toting around your favorite cars, water bottle, and that pet frog around the neighborhood? Looking around the bicycle aisle at the local department store, you will find assorted varieties of bike baskets, but they primarily seem feminine in nature. What types of bicycle baskets are available for boys?

Masculine boys will want to steer clear of the frilly flowered baskets hanging in the bike section, but some cool options are available. Get your bike basket in a deep blue hue to match your bike. Make your bike super with a bicycle basket that includes a superhero on it, such as Spiderman. Boys love this type of product to jazz up their bike. A killer bicycle basket in black and silver certainly makes any boy's bike look tough and ready to ride.

Boys love a project. What about spray painting a standard bike basket to match your child's bike. Try creating a bike basket with spray paint that has a camouflage look to it. The neighbors will never see him coming.

Be creative. Instead of a standard bike basket made from woven plastic, expand your horizons to consider other types of bike baskets.

Pouches or mini duffle bags make a fun bicycle basket for a boy's bike. Purchase such items at a bike specialty shop. The pouches are often made of durable nylon and have a strong zipper to help keep items inside where they belong. Small Velcro straps or sturdy plastic hooking latches will attach the container to your handlebars where you would typically attach a bike basket. Store a pool pass, toy cars, or walkie talkie inside.

Wire rack bike baskets are also available. Such bicycle baskets are sturdy and strong. This is an important factor to consider when making a purchase for a rough and tumble young man. Wire baskets typically offer a larger carrying load when compared to a plastic bicycle basket. If the bike basket will be needed on a regular basis to carry small loads to and fro, then this may be the way to go.

Bicycle racks are an alternative choice to a bicycle basket. A rear bike rack, for instance, can be attached to the back of the bicycle to hover above the rear wheel. This alternative is slightly more expensive than an average bike basket, but it will provide safe, durable carrying capacity. A bike rack will also attach to the frame of the bike with no tools for ease and convenience.

If the little man in your life wants a bike basket for his ride, then set him up right. Find a bicycle basket that matches his personality and style. Does a black and silver bike basket provide the look he wants? Will a durable wire bike basket suit the carrying requirements better? Whatever option you choose, the bike basket will undoubtedly provide great fun and added carrying capacity.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about bicycles as well as bicycle baskets at http://www.bicyclepartsandclothing.com
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