Ok, now remember this is just so that I actually have a safe place for my little dog Bayley to travel with me. So it needs tidying up over the next couple of days.
I wanted to keep the storage basket on the bike as well this time. Last time I removed the basket and replaced it with Bayley's basket using the original fittings. There was 2 things wrong with that.
1) Because Bayley was low down from the saddle his basket had to be facing backwards or I wouldn't have been able to open the door.
2) I lost the storage of the original basket so could only carry my shoulder bag and backpack if I wanted to carry anything else.
Now I have fitted Bayleys basket on top of the shopping basket.
I used a pine shelf - I need to saw the front of it off and then water proof it by either using wood preserve or a couple of coats of paint. I will probably use paint as I can use a colour that will blend and wont be noticed as much.
The wood is attached by the eyes you see in the picture below - Each set of eyes has one infront of the basket and one behind - two sets at the back and two at the front. Each set of eyes will be secured with a small padlock.
The dog basket is bolted to the wood. This means that when I want to remove the basket, I take off the padlocks and then just lift the basket and wood off in one unit leaving the shopping basket insitu.
A couple more just for the hell of it.
I simply couldn't think of another way to do it, to make it safe for Bayley and easily removable when not needed.
This was simple, cheap and safe. If I want to I can secure the dog basket over to one side which then leaves me a very large gap to slip things into the basket below. And of course Bayley is now facing me.