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Bicycle baskets

Sunny days make for perfect cycling weather and no bicycle is truly ready for summer without a basket. Beatnik Bazaar helps us accessorise our favourite two-wheelers with an old fashioned bicycle basket – just like the ones we had as kids. Made from a natural cane, the baskets can be left as is or sprayed in different colours to match your bicycle. Beatnik Bazaar's Thaya Bedford recommends attaching the basket to your bicycle with two small leather dog collars. Available in medium (approximately 25cm across) and large (approximately 35cm across), the baskets are just the right size for running errands. 'For customers interested in buying the medium basket, I say that it's fine for carrying a cooldrink, cellphone and keys,' says Bedford. 'The larger basket can fit a handbag or picnic eats.' The bicycle baskets are priced at R190 for the medium basket and R350 for the large basket. Beatnik Bazaar also stocks carrier 'picnic' baskets for the back of bicycles. For more information and to purchase online, visit