Here is a afternoon "re-use" project created using some items laying around the garage. Now you might not have these exact items for this project, chances are you don't, but perhaps this will at least inspire your "cargo bag" creation with what you have laying around.
So anyhow, we picked up this old beach cruiser a while back at a pawn shop and as of today it has become my official "Instructable Bicycle"...meaning I will mod & fix it using existing author's Instructables (with due credit given), or by creating my own mods & repairs and posting 'em up. My wife will be thankful since it will be her weekend ride to the beach.
The Beach Cruiser already came with an old wicker basket on the handlebars. My wife thought it was cute, but unfortunately is had sun-rot, was brittle and falling off...so this is where the first project begins.....
...and let me point out that I went by the "seat of my pants" so to speak, no set plans, just built it as I went, took some pics and hoped like heck it turned out nice. the idea was to totally reuse items laying around. Nothing fancy, just work with what ya' got type of thing.
* 1 Broken skateboard deck
* 1 Old canvas camera bag
* 1 Handlebar bracket assembly for a cargo basket (my bicycle had one already installed from previous owner, see pics)
* Various washers and wood screws
and of course...
* Power drill
* Jig saw
...don't forget to wear protective eyewear when using power tools!