I have a rear rack.

However, I don't really have a good way to carry pizza.

Cables? Any big enough bags? I can avoid leaning too much, I'll slow on the turns if I have to..

Edit: Delivery? Not in this town. I just want a pizza...

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    Put it on the seat and sit on it? (I would think that a medium sized pizza could be carried on the rear rack, though you'd probably want to add some sort of platform.) Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 3:00
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    I love this question! On my bullhorn-equipped bike, I just perch the pizza on the stem and hold the sides of the box with the insides of my wrists. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 9:27
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    The pizza service a few floors below me are delivering by bicycle. They have special bags exactly in the shape of their pizza boxes.
    – Philipp
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 9:52
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    The good news is, you don't have to care about not leaning too much when cornering. When cornering you always lean such that the sum of gravity and the centrifugal force is pointing from your center of gravity towards the tires – i.e. your body-bike-system is parallel to the forces caused by the turn. Therefore your pizza will always "feel" a force perpendicular to its supporting box bottom which will just press its topping onto the dough as gravity would do in a steady state. You just have to care about not accelerating and braking too hard as there the topping will have tendency to slip. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 10:52
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    How about a stomach? They seem to be well adapted for the job.
    – BPugh
    Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 13:49

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For the ultimate in pizza carrying, you want a pneumatic air suspension, pendulum-based anti-sway bar equipped carrier. This are/were used by ramen delivery bicylists in Japan, although they are getting rarer (people don't order delivery ramen noodles like they used to) and mostly on motorcycles now:

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With one of these babies, your pizza (or ramen) will not sway from side to side, bump around, and end up all mashed into one big congealed mess.

Of course, it costs around $400 and you can only get it in Japan. But if you're serious about your pizza carrying, it's the only way to go.

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    That is awesome. Way more sophisticated than the US pizza carrier motorcycle mounts, which are essentially just a box with some insulation and a rack inside to put the pizzas on.
    – Batman
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 17:29
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    We take our ramen seriously.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 17:29
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    That looks like a perfect go-pro mount :)
    – Criggie
    Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 20:02

I normally just bungee cord in pizzas to my rear rack and go slowly over bumps and don't corner aggressively. Works fine for one pie. You could attach some plywood or something to the rack to provide a platform if you want it.

For multiple pies though (delivery), I think a motorcycle-style carrier may be a good idea (for one, you'll want a heat retaining bag at the least).

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    Is pie a synonym for pizza? Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 11:24
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    In the USA, a "pie" refers to a whole pizza (as opposed to a slice). US Americans are not always aware of how localized the term is.
    – E. P.
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 13:16
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    You must live in a pizza wasteland then. I've heard it in the north east as well as in the chicagoland area.
    – Batman
    Commented Jul 26, 2014 at 7:20
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    We call them pies in places where we take our pizza seriously (mostly New York / New Haven) and Chicago where they have that abomination that they call "pizza" but which us True Believers® refuse to acknowledge.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Jul 27, 2014 at 14:07
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    I regularly transport a pizza on my back rack with a bungee net. The pizza box is 11 inches on the side. This setup is super secure. I don't feel any need to go slow. [ Photo.]
    – dan-gph
    Commented Jun 9, 2017 at 12:05

I attached a waterproof spruce square (42x43 cm²) permanently with 8 cable zips to my luggage carrier. Corners rounded, holes for bungee cords drilled, bungee cords with cable zips permanently attached on the front sied (so they are not stolen).

This is dirt cheap, a great help in everyday transport of any goods and lasts for over one year now.

(Instiration taken from there: http://borumat.de/fahrrad-gepaecktraeger-platte (german) and http://borumat.de/bilder/rad/hochstapelei.jpg )


For drop bars it's as trivial as this:

(as long as pizza box is smaller than your handlebars).

Plastic bag with pizza box is hanged on hoods, and the bottom is supported by shifter cables. If you don't have a plastic bag around your pizza you can hold it with your hands.

You may somehow adapt the method for bullhorns and time trial bars. For flat bars you can hang the plastic bag straps on bars and put the rest on the stem.

EDIT: Yes, this method isn't the safest for you and pizza if you want to employ it on regular basis. But it makes perfect sense for me as an ad hoc way to carry a pie from the nearest pizzeria. I only tested it on 5-minute ride with cheap thick-crust pizza, and it was in perfect condition when I opened the box.

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    Looks like a terrible idea. Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 18:59
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    Doesn't seem very safe when you have something near your brakes like that (though I guess I have carried groceries on my bar ends on my MTB before), or in front where it could affect your steering or if you dont have fenders, get caught in the wheel if something goes wrong. Also, think of your poor toppings!
    – Batman
    Commented Aug 2, 2014 at 19:47
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    This is perfect if you want to eat a pizza all scrunched up on one side of the box while you wait for the ambulance because your front brakes jammed. Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 1:58
  • @NeilFein ... while you were trying to avoid the car that turned into your path because your front light was hidden behind your pizza. Commented Mar 25, 2017 at 10:12

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