A.N.T. Basket Bike

A.N.T. (Alternative Needs Transportation) Bikes are custom made by Mike Flanigan out of his shop in Massachusetts. He has set out to re-invent the Roadster style bike that is a conglomeration of Dutch, French and English style commuter bicycles. His frames are TIG welded, resulting in simple rugged steel frame designs.

Mike is interested in promoting commuter bicycles, as well as everyday bikes that can be used for any type of road or light trail or road riding. The basket bike above is based off of a “postal delivery” design featuring a 20 inch front wheel that adds to the ease of mobility while under load. (Mike says this basket will easily hold 3-4 bags of groceries.) I love the thoughtful details (King headset, chain guard, disc brakes, custom fenders, and powder coated rims) that make this a practical and stylish ride. Next time I’m in Massachusetts I’ll have to take this unique design for a test ride.

What is the best way you’ve found to transport groceries on two wheels? (Pannier, Basket, Rack, Cargo Bike, Large Capacity Messenger Bag) What works for you?

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