Step 3: Final Notes

The box works perfect for holding my laptop in a protective case and groceries.  There are a couple of minor issues. First, since the box is so big, I need to swing my leg over the top tube rather than over the back tire. This takes a little stretching but you get used to it. I may cut the box down in the future to make this easier.  Second the box puts a lot of weight high in the back of the bike.  This causes the bike to be a little unstable.  Third, there is a bit of a rattle.  This is probably caused by the fact that the bike rack has a spring loaded mouse trap thing that is used to hold things down.  In the future, I may change to a stronger bike rack.  This should minimize the swinging and rattle.

Overall, the box adds a lot of functionality to the bike while still preserving the classic look.  I am currently looking for a traditional dynamo light to complete the effect.
You can find this crate at Michael's and Joanne's stores; they're around $10-$12. Check by the registers and ask the cashier if they have any coupons; they seem to almost always be running some sort of coupon at both stores.
When the title said wooden bike rack, I'm thinking it is a bike rack used to hold bikes secure. This is more a wooden basket for a bike.<br>
After looking at the two words in Google, bike basket seems like a better fit. I have updated the title. Thanks Terri and tinyinkling.
They are both known as &quot;racks&quot;.

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