Shopping by bike - Museli from Aldi, Butter chicken and Aloo Patak edition

My boyfriend only likes the museli from Aldi with apricot (not the fruit and nut). The Aldi at chatswood is usually out of the Apricot one but the Aldi at Edgecliff had lots! That's 7 bags of museli in that basket :D

We're planning to have butter chicken and aloo patak for dinner tonight :)


- 7 bags of museli

- 2 long green chilies and a bag of 10 small green chillies

- ground coriander

- garam masala

- 2 kg of basmati rice

- 250 g frozen spinach

- 2 chicken breast fillets  

- 3 truss tomatoes

- ginger paste

- garlic paste

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Comment by dr bean on February 25, 2014 at 7:07pm

He must be the world's best boyfriend - I hope he does you shopping favours (whether by bike or not) as well!!

Comment by Jon on February 25, 2014 at 8:40pm

Is that an electric bike? Also, is that a folding basket? details/ review?

Comment by Helen Leung on February 25, 2014 at 11:21pm

Thanks for the tip Paul :) I'll be checking it out when we run out again


the bike is electric... I initially got a Gazelle Esprit, which is not electric

When I moved to Beecroft, the hills eventually got to me and I found myself not riding my bike at all when I used to ride to uni every day when I used to live in Greenwich so I got Sydney Electric Bike's volt conversion kit put on it 

It was finished about a month and a half ago and since then I've rode more than 150 km :)

I'm tremendously happy with getting it done. I spend almost every day I have off work riding now :)

With the basket, I got it off Ebay. It's a WALD collapsible basket. It's about $38 AUD and then another ~$15 shipping. 

It's mounted with metal clips and screws onto the rack (but like others on the internet and on Amazon ) I found that a bit tricky. I had to get my boyfriend to bend the metal clips in place. When I got my electric conversion done, the rack had to be replaced, and the guys at SEB used some of the clips and replaced some with cable ties. That actually works really well.

I found that the basket was a bit stiff when I wanted to fold it. WD40 fixed that right up and now it's folding fine :)

I leave my bike outside usually and part of the metal had gotten a bit rusted, but it's hardly noticeable.

Overall I'm really happy with the basket (after I managed to fix it on to the rack well with cable ties as well, and grease it up a bit with WD40). It carries plenty of groceries, it's sturdy, I think it's pretty good :)

Comment by dr bean on February 25, 2014 at 11:38pm

You rode from Beecroft to do your shopping at Aldi in Edgecliff? RESPECT, lady!!

Comment by Helen Leung on February 26, 2014 at 7:16am
Oh! I don't want to give you the wrong idea haha... I've been staying @ Chatswood where my bf lives. l just rode from his place to the train station! I was @ Bondi Junction for brunch with my mum in the morning. Then I went to Edgecliff via the train. l did ride from Edgecliff to Kings Cross to get to the Coles.Then back on the train to Chatswood, get some rice and spices @ Spices of India on the Pacific Highway before riding home again :)
Comment by Neil Alexander on February 26, 2014 at 7:23am

Excellent dual-moding!

Comment by BernIe on February 26, 2014 at 5:28pm

That bike is onmy N+1 list

Comment by Helen Leung on February 26, 2014 at 10:24pm
Comment by sammy on March 20, 2014 at 2:11am

VERY NICE  bike and groceries . well done


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