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A Pelican Case is perfect for a bike because they are "Unbreakable, watertight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof...just some of the features that Pelican™ offers and total protection for your equipment. The Pelican dry box is made of ultra-high-impact structural copolymer that makes it extremely durable. Its exclusive 1/4" (6.4 mm) neoprene o-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly and it includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure. Your equipment can fit into the high-density foam of the case for total subjection and protection against impact, vibration or shock. This case is NATO codified and tested to IP-67 (Ingress Protection). You break it, Pelican replaces it... forever." 

http://www.amazon.com/Pelican-Water-Tight-Protective-Pelicase/dp/B000EBMCHE/ref=sr_1_14?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1391288855&sr=1-14&keywords=small+pelican+case (Case I used)

http://shimanocenters.blogspot.com/2009/11/nirve-classic-mens-cruiser-bike-product.html (my bike)

Step 1: Tools and Items Needed

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Tools and Parts

-Drill
-Big Crescent Wrench or a Bike Head Set Wrench
-Assorted Ratchets and Sockets
-Allen Wrench
-Drill Bit
-Wrench for MountingNuts
-Screw Driver for Bolts
-Assorted Nuts and Bolts
-Razor Blade


You will also need mounting hardware to be able to mount from the wheels and headset.

http://www.amazon.com/Nirve-Basket-Mounting-Hardware-Black/dp/B000QFRSNG (This is what I used)

Step 2: Removal of Handle Bars

First take off the allen bolt on the top off the stem using an allen key. The handlebars should come off after this, take off the nut underneath it by using a crescent wrench.

http://www.nirve.com/support/docs/Nirve_Basket_Installation.pdf

use for reference 

Step 3: Shaping the Headset Mount

now we need to shape the headset mount to fit the box. Put the mount into the vise and start bending until it is shaped the way you want, mock it up on the bike to see if it will work. 

Step 4: Lower Mounting Brace

Mount the lower brace by drilling and making two holes into the box carefully. After this bolt the lower mount onto the box and tighten it down. 

http://www.nirve.com/support/docs/Nirve_Basket_Installation.pdf
instructions for original basket


Step 5: Mounting the Box

Now you need to put the upper mount onto the box.

-Sand down the front of the box so that the mount has a flush area to be on. 
-Drill holes for the mount 
-Line up the holes and bolt it on
-Put it on the bike for final mounting

 
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Rapturee8 months ago

Nice clean Job, looks great! :{)

jbellows8 months ago
All due respect, Instructables is a site for free sharing of information and inventions, not a site to sell products on. Instructables, not product assembly manuals.. Am I wrong..?
shwa jbellows8 months ago
Said the man with nothing to share or contribute ,if you don't like it why bother...beside it's still a HACK so unless you read between lines, good luck with that assembly manual.

True, but he took several different products along with his own tools, and modified them. People post IKEA hacks all the time. Pelican cases are fairly common, and he is suggesting a new way to use them.

Martilynn8 months ago

Wow, I love this idea. I didn't know what a pelican case was, so thanks for the comments.

atallent8 months ago

Can I have the basket you didn't use. Seriously I'd be more than happy to zip tie it to my bike

vikingspit (author)  atallent8 months ago

sure!

I live in the 33770 zip code figure the postage and PLEASE get back with me. & Thank You.
Uncle Kudzu8 months ago
Great idea! Very practical; looks good; what's not to like?
vikingspit (author)  Uncle Kudzu8 months ago

Thanks

Spaceechik8 months ago

Love Pelican cases, they were a big seller in the camera store I worked in. However, if you drill holes in the case, there is no return...might want to use a mounting system which doesn't penetrate the case?

Great idea, though, if you have an old case lying around.

datacomm8 months ago

I Think this is a really great idea! I sometimes ride to work and sometimes have papers or other items with me that this would be a great way to keep them from dammage during the ride. Thanks!

3366carlos8 months ago

nice.

audreyobscura8 months ago

So great! I love Pelican Cases, this is a great use for one.