Monday, June 24, 2013

Bike Baskets

I was never a big one for front bike baskets. Those were pretty much left the girls in the neighborhood and their moms. I did however have a dual set of those pictured here on the lefthand bike, for my 70 or so daily, afternoon newspapers. I always thought they were distracting to the rest of my sleek, silver-fendered JC Higgins, but I wasn't about to lug that  bulky bundle of papers around on my back. Teddy did, as he wobbly  navigated down Warren Avenue on his bike. Rough on the shoulders and back, he always complained. When I see the ladies peddling away on their two wheelers these days, with their front baskets stuffed with the necessities of life, I think there goes one organized gal.
Am I wrong?

17 comments:

  1. That does bring back memories. I also had those baskets on my bike which I didn't like but I had a rather large Hollywood Citizen News paper route in Los Angeles in the late 40s and needed them. My bike was a Schwinn, however. :)

    A number of my customers lived in Beverly Hills and I usually got some pretty good tips at Christmas!

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  2. Those look like nostalgia bikes. Doubt that basket would hold 70 newspapers, but is fine for life's necessities. Bikes and summer do go together.

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  3. I like it when the baskets are decorated with flowers!

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  4. Great photo of the best transportation around.

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  5. I dunno but I've always dreamt of having one and cycling home from the market with leeks and rhubarb and celery and flowers...

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  6. When I was younger, we still had bags on each side of the bag, behind. The baskets seem very romantic, but those bags made us look like cow-girls, and were really very practical!

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  7. More organized and steady I might add. I"m past that.
    V

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  8. You could pack a nice picnic lunch in one of those.

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  9. You are so right! My grandmother used to have a bike basket attached to the front of her walker :)

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  10. I always wanted one of those wicker baskets!

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  11. Tho the baskets weren't 'cool' when we were young, I love them now. xx

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  12. Haven't seen those in years.

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  13. Not wrong at all Birdman, I think they are incredibly useful and if I ever ride a bike again I will definitely have one :)

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  14. Hey, with both a front basket and the wire paniers, this girl is ready to buy anything that strikes her fancy. This is exactly the bike I wish I had.

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  15. Love these bikes and baskets facing each other!

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  16. Great composition!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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