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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

-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)

This might be a nice way for someone to lug around an SLR on their bike. Especially if you could find a way to make the lid open facing the saddle.

Rapturee1 year ago

Nice clean Job, looks great! :{)

jbellows1 year 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 jbellows1 year 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.

Martilynn1 year ago

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

atallent1 year 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)  atallent1 year ago


I live in the 33770 zip code figure the postage and PLEASE get back with me. & Thank You.
Great idea! Very practical; looks good; what's not to like?
vikingspit (author)  Uncle Kudzu1 year ago


Spaceechik1 year 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.

datacomm1 year 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!

3366carlos1 year ago


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