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Bicycle with a Shiba Anyone?
  • JuniJuni
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    Yes it's a bungee cord. It is strong enough to hold her weight. The seat belt accessory will work fine, I used to use one.
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Ok thanks so much. Can't wait to get mine and try it out!
  • pyleapylea
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    Omg @Juni that pic of her in the basket is so cute.
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Boo after they attempted to order the basket for us, they found out that it isn't available and really isn't produced anymore because they were acquired by a new company or something. So back to trying to find basket options... They recommended like a milk crate and plumbers tape. That sounds pretty sketchy to me but idk.
  • KaijuKaiju
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    Maybe something like this would work?

    https://sites.google.com/site/dogbikecarrier/

    Similar to the milk crate idea I guess, but seems slightly more secure to me. Although for the carrier rack I would probably get one that attaches to the rear axel as well as the seat post, since that will support more weight. I've been trying to come up with something stronger than zip ties to attach the crate to the rack, but so far haven't come up with to much. So maybe it's not any less sketchy than your bike shops idea, thinking it through, ha.
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Thanks! I'm looking into ordering a basket from like the UK depending on how much shipping is... The bike shop was telling me that zip ties are sketchy and they recommended plumbers tape... But I've never even used it... Like it doesn't sound all that durable to me. D: I'll definitely look for a bike rack that can support more weight! I suppose I'm open to trying to make one myself as long as I can trust its durability. But hopefully I can figure out how to ship one.. Even though it's probably pricier, I want something that I can trust the quality of, and I'm not the handiest person out there.. xP
    Post edited by Lilikoi at 2016-05-24 20:24:05
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Woohoo I was able to order the basket from the Amazon uk site! It'll take a bit longer to ship here and shipping is like $20, but actually came out to be a lot cheaper than ordering it via my local bike shop. So glad!
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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  • JuniJuni
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    I told you :-)
    No it looks fine and you can use the extra space for whatever else you want to bring.

    My boyfriend suggests adding extra security with zipties.
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Haha yeah you were right @Juni. I thought since Ozzy will probably be a bit bigger than Juni I should be safe and get the big one. :P I'll try it out later today and if needed I'll definitely add zip ties, thanks! I did get a bungee cord too. :) I guess it's always handy to have a bit of extra space if needed, and as long as it isn't really awkward or cumbersome, I think it'll be great! Will test it all out in a few hours when we drive to the bike shop.
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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  • Kira_KiraKira_Kira
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    Post edited by Kira_Kira at 2016-05-31 23:48:00
  • JuniJuni
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    It looks great! Ozzy looks like he has done that a thousand times already.
  • dougfoodougfoo
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    Post edited by dougfoo at 2016-06-01 03:26:33
  • @foxylover oh my gaaawdddd!! I'm melting inside!

    I'm laughing because I was going to comment this thread about how much my dog does NOT like to run with me while I bike. She absolutely refuses, but then I saw all these posts of shibas in carts, lol so I guess I'm not the only one!!!

    I have a neighbor whose about 70 years old that rides around with a little cavalier in his front basket every morning. I'd love if Hanna or Boo could be in the front but definitely not happening. Can anyone suggest a basket or cart for 2? I'm thinking that Burley would be fine but don't seem to find one in my area
  • kbs800mkbs800m
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    I purchased the WalkyDog Plus directly from www.thedogoutdoors.com and my boy Charlie loves it! Be sure to get the 2' extension leash as the standard cord is not long enough to fit a Shiba. From our house in Montana there is a one mile paved bike path which intersects with a half mile gravel road to a National Forest trailhead. We usually go for a 2-3 mile hike along the river, through sagebrush meadows or in a spruce/fir forest and then bike back to the house. It's quite a workout for the little guy!
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    I looked at a few like attachable trailers for dogs (like the ones for kids). They have some decent options on Amazon I think, but that's kinda hard since you can't check them out in person and all. I'd probably get one of those if I were doing much longer distances, and might get one some day. It's just a little more inconvenient for riding around town
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    @imBLASIAN - I had ordered the snoozer one for the back of the bike mount the day before my and bf's bikes were stolen hah. Stupid irony. I cancelled that order but decided that it didn't seem very weatherproof and might got hot, so I went with a basil basket instead. xD
  • Hi @Lilikoi -

    Would you be able to provide an update on the Basil Pasja basket? I'm thinking of getting one and the breeder said my shiba will probably be around 25 pounds.
    - Was the large size (50cm) too big? Specifically, I think the measurements are 50 x 42 x 33 cm (LxDxH)
    - The pictures don't show up anymore. If it's not too much trouble, could you post them again so I can see what it'll look like?
    - Do you have any other recommendations for securing a shiba in the basket?
    - Did you buy any other equipment to attach the basket securely to the bike?

    Thank you for any info!
  • JuniJuni
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    I also used to use the Basil Pasja basket. I found the Large to be a bit too big although it was sometimes convenient because I could use the space for a small bag too. I never used the net on top but attached a device at the bottom where I could secure my dog.
    I use something like this nowadays https://m.bikester.se/unix-venizio-cykelkorg-svart-476829.html. I bicycle quite a lot and this basket is more durable and a better fit to the bike. The Basil came out too far back which made the balance of the bike a bit off.
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Post edited by Lilikoi at 2017-11-22 08:18:54
  • JuniJuni
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    I also use a bungee cord (couldn't remember the English word for it earlier) and a seat belt attachment .
    I've never seen such a dog basket as in your link @lilikoi! Not sure Juni would like it.
  • Thank you both for your responses!! I think I'll go ahead and order it since it's on sale :)

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