Every year the company hubby works for, entices its employees to have physicals. They do this by offering a $50 gift card per person. Every year when I make my Dr appointment for the physical and I walk in I say “I’m here for the gift card”. The Dr does the physical, fills out the form, they fax it over to HR and voila… the magic card arrives. Of course when hubby has his physical, the magic gift card finds its way into my hands. A few years ago, I wanted a bike. For my 12th birthday I received a purple Schwinn. LOVED IT! When I relocated to CA with Clinique, the bike was on the moving truck. My beloved bike was stolen years later and I never replaced it. When we saw this bike online, I knew it was for me. The color is seafoam or mint green but after all those years, I call it Clinique green.
I only had to pay $10.00. While I liked it, I wanted to jazz it up a little bit.
This is so easy and so inexpensive. I put a photo on IG and had so many comments and DM’s about adding the baskets, I decided to share here.
I already had the baskets. I removed the original front wire basket and then attached my basket to the handlebars with luggage tag straps (from TWA!). The little bracket on the front of the bike I used some zipties for a better hold. That basket is stable.
If you look closely, you can see the black zipties. I used 2 of them.
Since my bike had a rear rack, I attached the basket with 4 zipties. The total cost was 10 cents for the zipties.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out. Very cute and practical.
So, with a relocation in our future… I would like to take my bike. Most likely this will not happen. I don’t think it would travel well over water but I don’t know. I will tell you that since we won’t be taking vehicles (seriously- Where is Barb? hehe) and will be using public transportation, I see bikes in our future.
Enjoy your day friends.
Always big hugs,