This is Bluebell, my sweet little Schwinn from the 60's. To make her more functional I finally got around to adding a basket.
To make a Brooklyn style chariot combine.....
#1. A neat old bike.
Look into the soul of your new found friend and find an appropriate name. Then take her/him to your local bike shop for a safety checkup.
#2. A basket. (Mine's a beat up old egg basket.)
Good for stashing farmers market flowers and a baguette if you want to look like a too cool french girl. My style is more like shoving your bag and sweatshirt in there so you don't crash into a car trying to swing your bag over your shoulder, like an idiot.
To attach it I just used plain old cable ties from the hardware store. One on each side of the handle bars.
I also put one on the bottom to keep the basket from wiggling around.
I pulled the ties as tight as they could go and then clipped them to neaten it all up.
The basket is really stable too. Yay, now I can haul more junk around Brooklyn with me. Wait a second..... Is that a good thing?
My bike's finally got a basket and better yet, a cute boy captured my test run!