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Being the 'reduce-reuse-recycle' kinda guy it was only natural to mount single milk crate onto the Tw's rack. Dog #1, Sprocket, was fine riding in it with no more then a web cargo net stretched over the top of the box. Then came dog #2, Decker the white one, and he would try to exit every time he saw another mutt. Well I had a bunch of these milk crates and a piece of piano hinge so..... Well, you get the idea. It was a bitch to drill into the metal strap at the top of the crate, so hard the drill bit had to be resharpened with each hole. Finally once done I stood back and was congratulating myself on my frugal engineering brilliance when my brother-in-law stopped by. He took one look and says "Looks like something a homeless guy would make with crap he stole from in back of the grocery store." Nice, from engineering genius to homeless guy in one sentence. It works well though.

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Great idea and cute dogs!

I have also re-purposed a number of similar milk crates. While I have never heard of anybody actually being prosecuted for misappropriating these crates, I usually spend a few minutes to remove or obscure the warnings and owner identifications if I plan to use these out in public view (the milk crate police don't carry guns, do they :eek: ?).

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Remember when everyone gave Romney a hard time for having a dog in a crate on the roof of his car? I bet nobody would've said a word if he was on a bike!
 

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Remember when everyone gave Romney a hard time for having a dog in a crate on the roof of his car? I bet nobody would've said a word if he was on a bike!
Sure they would have. Leftists bitch about everything. It is the only thing they do well.
 

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Those are two lucky dogs to have such a creative and caring chauffeur.
I agree, awesome on many levels.
Brian, I like your milk crate relabeling strategy, but then you are the guy with "Highway Service" Duro rear tire so I expected nothing less than your reoccurring brilliance.
 

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I think you did a great job re-purposing those blue milk crates....what a great use.
I wanted a blue milk crate but had to buy mine and I love how easy it is to just toss things in and re-attach the bungie net over the top.
Then Slideways, like you, when my cousin saw it she laughed and told me how now my bike looks like a little old lady's bike or the wicked witch from the west....kind of hurt my feelings since I really like the practicality of it. I also went with the blue and I still like it.
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Hey Man, when they outlaw mike crates only outlaws will have milk crates. TWs with crates are bad to the bone...:p

There is a back pad velcroed to the bottom crate but if removed the upper crate hinges around and rests on the seat giving me two places to put stuff.

A buddy liked my idea and mounted a crate on his Honda to cart his pouch around in but he covered the legal lables with relective tape. I blame him for causing escalation in the Crate War.
 

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The real (Borrowed) milk crates are tough as nails and made to last from some kind of durable plastic. Not sure about the ones Tractor Supply sells but I have seen others that are junk and will crack and brake quite easily.

I have a photo in the dog thread of my Brittany in her crate that I cut in half and had to extend a little for her to fit. She loves going for rides no matter which vehicle I drive.

BTW, A Cycle Rack rear rack makes mounting a crate a bunch easier and a hundred times more stable.

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Oh believe it! the doggies are chick magnets and work real well right up 'til I take off my full face helmet and the girls see I'm old enough to be their grandpa. :laughing6:
 
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