The iPhone of Bike Accessories

Instead of always defaulting to using your car for shopping, would you like to be able to use your bike more often for those local errands buying bulky items?

fietsklik bike cargo against brick wall

Want to easily handle items that can be unwieldy on a bike?  Really bulky items such as a six pack or crate of beer, a large package of toilet paper or paper towels, a few gallons of milk, a box of tangerines, two bags of groceries?  Basically, anything that’s big and bulky.

In the interest of curbing your consumption of gasoline and shrinking your carbon footprint, Green Blizzard wants to bring your attention to what we feel is one of the best innovative, ingenious solutions on the horizon.

We think it has the promise of rejuvenating the everyday utilization of every type of bike – making the bike more indispensable to the more urban dwellers.

Some may say that this statement may be a stretch, but it could be considered the iPhone of Bike Accessories.  It’s a real game-changer for the century old, tried and true bicycle.

A new company Fietsklik has developed and started distributing a family of ingenious products so intuitive that these videos speak for themselves.  No voice-over from Green Blizzad is necessary other than where you can find one, since the products are made near Amsterdam.

At this time, Fietsklik is still small and just getting underway, so you may have to hunt around or wait a few more months to secure one.  But our guess is that it will be well worth it.

Other KEY Accessories

Get A Good Basket – Keeping your hands free is critical. There are all sorts of options online and at your local bike shop. Look for either front handle bar detachable baskets that can serve as a shopping basket, or rear wheel collapsible baskets that can hold bulky items.   Also, comfortable backpack can be invaluable on errands. These options are popular with our staff: Sunlite Standard Mesh Bottom Lift-Off Basket, Nantucket Stained Bicycle Basket, Retrospec Bicycles Cane Woven Rectangular “Toto” Basket, Schwinn Quick Release Wire Basket, or Bushwhacker Rear Pair of Bags.

Get a Good Lock – The new really thick cable combination locks work well.   These are flexible and there’s no key to lose.  Just set the combo to your birth-date for memory ease. These options are popular with our staff:Kryptonite Kryptolok U-Lock with 4-Foot Flex Cable, Eltronic Combination Cable with Lock, or Cocoweb U-Lock with Flex Loop Cable. And the ultimate, never have to worry about your bike lock – Kryptonite Keeper Integrated Chain Bicycle Lock.

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About the author

Keith Blizzard

A life-long environmentalist, Keith set out on the never ending journey of adjusting his lifestyle to a more sustainable one, with a goal of annually shrinking his carbon footprint. When he looked around for a dependable source of meaningful carbon footprint reduction ideas, it was pretty lame - so he launched Green Blizzard loaded with eco-friendly lifestyle tweaks. When he's not managing Green Blizzard, you'll find him on the trails around Mid Coast Maine with his trusty trail companion mutt, Moose.