Originally Posted by repete86
I just put a stolen milk carton onto the back of my Motobecane. Works fine for me, and has plenty of room in it. I still don't see what the benefit of a longer wheelbase and increased weight would be other than some increased stability.
I had a toolbox on a seat post rack for awhile... It just didn't hold enough :P When I go shopping, I buy a lot and in bulk
The extra weight really isn't noticeable when you're hauling a month's worth of groceries or 180 pounds of extra passenger
But yes, it is more stable -- but mostly because the CG is a little lower when loaded with stuff (compared to the toolbox)
But when I'm not hauling extra groceries and such.... It's just a work out -- I'll be that
much faster on a lighter bike because I trained on a heavier one (if only :P). haha