Clever customizable bike basket storage system uses elastics

Areum Jeong
© Areum Jeong

Lugging various things around with the bike can be a headache, depending on the kind of basket carrier you choose to add on. Sometimes things fit, and sometimes they don't. Working out of San Francisco, designer Areum Jeong collaborated with Yeongkeun Jeong to create a interesting, do-it-yourself system that uses bright-coloured elastics wrapped around the bike's frame as the 'basket'.

© Areum Jeong

Dubbed "Reel," this elastic storage concept can be wrapped around any bike with two buckles. It's flexible and can fit any frame, and is customizable in that the user can wrap their "Reel" in whatever pattern they choose.

© Areum Jeong
© Areum Jeong

It comes with adhesive rubber dividers, which makes sure that the elastic is spaced properly and doesn't slip -- though this looks like a possible weak point of the design (how long would they stick on in rain and everyday wear and tear?).

© Areum Jeong
© Areum Jeong
© Areum Jeong

But the advantages are clear: you can transport outsized things that wouldn't fit in conventional carriers, like shovels or hockey sticks, and it's also one of those concepts that you could adapt with materials you might find lying around. More over at Areum Jeong's site.

Tags: Bike Accessories | Bikes | San Francisco

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