Handlebar bag or basket for a dog

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by david k, 8 Jan 2019.

  1. david k

    david k Hi

    North West
    Yep that right, I have a small dog who likes coming out with me for walks and enjoys looking round more than the excerise it seems.

    So my idea was to get a basket for my new mountain bike and take him on some little trail runs. I can stop at some points and let him have a run then carry on, has anyone done this? I would strap him in like I do on the car with a small short lead so he cannot jump out, I'm sure he will relax and enjoy it.

    Anyone any experience of this, any suggestions on a type of bag or basket?
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  2. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    The legendary Dave Hembrow used to sell em http://www.hembrow.eu/variousbikes.html
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  3. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    I got one in the summer from Amazon. The straps that came with it were too inefficient as the whole basket would sway like mad and effect the steering. I added some extra straps which clip to the bike holding the basket much more tightly. I’m still not happy with it and have been trying to think of some improvements. Link.

    You can buy a rear basket for a small dog that sits on top of the pannier rack.
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  4. Rob and Alison

    Rob and Alison Über Member

    Caistor, Lincs
    This is the one we have for Stig, our Border Terrier, he did over 1400miles in it last year including a successful CC Half Century a month challenge.
    We have it fixed to Rob's Galaxy.... DSCN0254 (1024x768).jpg
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  5. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    There’s a fella rides round Cambridge with his spaniel in a wicker basket at the front.
  6. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Perhaps a front pannier would provide a more stable platform for a basket and allow the dog owner to have better eye contact with the front passenger?
  7. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Reinvented for 2019 - Formerly RealLeeHimself

    We have a front basket and a dog trailer. We had to get the basket because the Yorkie hates riding in the trailer with the Westie, he likes to see where he is going. Once he’s in the basket and the bike is moving, the Yorkie loves it.
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  8. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I have a cycling buddy who is a vet, he takes his terrier out on the mountain bike. On uphills and slow sections the dog runs and on road and downhills my friend picks the dog up and carries him in the crook of his arm. As speed reduces he deploys the dog like an aircraft releasing a bomb and the dog hits the ground, legs already going, and accelerates away with a spurt of grass.
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  9. johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    :cuppa::sun:I used to carry my jack Russell in a ruck sack on my back. She would sit in it and rest head on my shoulders whilst i was cycling. Even though she weighed next to nothing you could really feel the hills with her on the back. She seemed to really like too. She would get all excited when she saw me getting the bike out.We would get some funny looks off folk along the promenade as we went by. AHHHHH Happy days gone by
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  10. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    I think we need a lilttle video of this launching procedure. Whaddya all say?
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  11. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Just watch any YouTube video of missiles dropping off an aircraft wing and igniting and you'll get the idea!
  12. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    Naah, I couldn't find any white, hairy missiles with short legs and suitable sound effects.
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  13. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    As @Dogtrousers has already got some strides for his dog perhaps he could also recommend a basket?
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    There's a Dutch rack which quickly de/attaches off/onto a bracket which lives on the down tube. It looks something like this headtube mounted sort, shown here carrying a sack of kindling The weight on a frame mounted rack has zero effect on the steering. Itll take a basket or other container of your choice. Including a doggy basket. And the whole assembly can be removed from the bracket when not needed.

    Available from Practical Cycles.

    Last edited: 9 Jan 2019
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  15. OP
    david k

    david k Hi

    North West
    Great replies and photos everyone thank you. I'm between meetings ATM so will have a closer look soon

    Any other photos would be great, I think I want him up front so I can see him but lots to think about
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