So you want a good little bike to run around town on, and the cruiser-style bike just isn’t your thing, nor the serious road-bike with the curly handlebars. This was my dilemma, at least. So I’m converting my old road bike I got for free at a garage sale years ago.
First, to add the rack to the back. This bike isn’t quite made to work with the rack I had, so I jimmy-rigged it a bit, using a long bolt I found in the garage to stabilize the front where it’s supposed to screw into the frame.
Next, to add a bottle holder to the frame – though this bike frame doesn’t have the little holes where the bottle holder is supposed to screw into. Zip ties worked really well. Had to use 4, but it seems to be lined-up pretty well.