Bike box - Japan meets Copenhagen

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Bike box
Japan meets Copenhagen

One day I was looking out the window and realized that I was playing with wood, yet I had a old fruit box on my bike… Hmmmm no good.
So I found a old wonderful board that I had found in the street near the shop, the board still had tool marks from an axe and came from a old cabinet.
So a little fooling around, using the Japanese toolbox design and so a new bike box was born.

Sad news is the bike and box got destroyed in the street not too long ago… Drunk people I guess, the bike got kicked so bad, that it is not to be saved and the box were in little pieces.
That’s life.

It’s a project from the hard disk, made last year.

1. Bike box on my bike in front of the shop.
2. The old fruit box…
3. Sawing up the old board.
4. This was the early days.
5. Zoom.
6. And the box in use.

A smile.

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 02:44 PM

hey mafe, very nice set up, i like the bike, and i think i can imagine 2 situations here, one the box is full of tools as you ride to someones residence to do a repair on a nice antique, or there could be a picnic lunch in there as you ride to meet a certain young women for a date in the park….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 02:59 PM

Some sad people around
Here is to the bikes reincarnation with another box. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 04:09 PM

Was the box and platform stationary, or did it move with the handle bars?

I have a basket on my bike that attaches to the handlebars and it makes taking corners rather difficult if it’s fully loaded because the weight in the basket moves with the handles and makes it want to swing further.


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#4 posted 11-06-2013 06:30 PM

Nice box, great story and photos.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#5 posted 11-06-2013 06:55 PM

Nice Mads. I can’t figure out why people want to destroy stuff drunk or sober. Too bad. At least you have a photo of it. BTW, I liked your shop stool too!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 07:19 PM

Well, Mads, it was nice for a while. Hope you got the bike replaced.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 09:31 PM

So sorry about the box and bike Mads. It was a nice combo. Is that Shave on the wall? Hi Shave! waves
Thanks for sharing.
What is the piece of wood with all the holes?

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 11-06-2013 11:02 PM

so sorry mads, somehow i missed the part of it being destroyed…as you say thats life, but its a part of life that is so unnecessary, a sad part of life, but the nice picture and your story of finding the board and making a box out of it is the good part of inspired me…if it were not for my back problem, i would love to ride..we use to ride all the time when i lived in michigan, down old dirt roads, always stopping at the old loggers camps…that was a great part.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 12:41 AM

I like the box. Shame about the bike. I hope you turned it into something else.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Don W

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 01:43 AM

well, look at the bright side Mads, you weren’t on it when it got bent up :-)

ok, that probably doesn’t help.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 03:00 AM

No, Don W, it probably helps a lot. Mads could have been on it. There is enough poverty in the world that it could have happened. There is more than one kind of poverty- i.e., emotional, monetary, etc. Both may have been at play here. It’s a shame, and it doesn’t only exist in France, believe me.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 11-07-2013 03:09 AM

nice bike Mads. Too bad it got destroyed. Human intelligence, or lack of, is a fascinating subject.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 11-07-2013 03:14 AM

The ying and yang of life. Sorry to hear about the ruined bike and box. I hope you were made right for this foolish accident. Best wishes.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 11-07-2013 09:57 PM

Nice one. Ya gotta have somewhere to carry those fine bottles o wine home.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 11-20-2013 06:44 PM

It added a lot of character to the bike, to bad about how it ended up. A Holes are everywhere…

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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