A practical idea from San Francisco: a rear seat for your bike that doubles as a rear rack and carrying box. The Companion Bike Seat is a waterproof bike box and second seat in one, and claims to be “compatible with a wide variety of different bikes”. The carrying capacity is 200lb, compared to the more usual 60lb. At $150 (plus postage to the UK) it’s not crazily expensive, either. BikeCommuters.com called it “a pretty great idea” in their recent review: “there really haven’t been any other products that work like this”.
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