Hippie Bike Panniers

Build $10 saddlebags from 5-gallon buckets.

Written by Luke Iseman

Time Required: 1–2 Hours

Cost: $10–$20


Damien Scogin

LUKE ISEMAN makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (dirtnailpedicab.com), stop killing your garden (growerbot.com), and live in an off-grid shipping container (boxouse.com).

FOR ABOUT 10 BUCKS YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN BIKE PANNIER OUT OF A BIG PLASTIC BUCKET. Of course, you’ll need a bike with a rack to mount these.

1. Cut an inner board slightly shorter than your bucket, and an outer board to fit your rack where you want to mount the bucket.

2. Attach the bucket to the ...

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