Wicker baskets

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Romulus, 20 Aug 2012.

  1. Romulus

    Romulus New Member

    Greetings.

    I'm looking for recommendations for anywhere selling good quality wicker baskets on behalf of my wife. She has a dutch bike, but needs some storage space. Those lot actually sell baskets on their 'accessories' page but if there's a place widely regarded as making really good quality ones I wouldn't mind checking them out.

    Cheers.
     
  2. RAYMOND

    RAYMOND Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Seen one in asda,no idea of quality but it wouldn't be expensive.
     
  3. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Luckily the fashion for "girly bikes" has meant a rise in wicker baskets.

    What you will need to do first is to decide how to fit it, will it be removed for shopping or when parked, or permanett.

    One that fits by straps will be slow to remove, one that fits with hooks or a "Klick-fix" will remove quickly.

    Then of course there is size....

    Your best bet is to take wife and bike to the local bike shop(s) and see what she likes
     
  4. br5968

    br5968 Active Member

    Location:
    Sunderland, UK
  5. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

    Location:
    Manchester way
    One consideration to factor in is how much the basket protrudes above the bars. A high basket could impede a bar mount light & I find my wife's (EBC Revo' Heritage) one impedes my view immediately in front of the wheel in a way lower baskets dont.
     
  6. wintergreen

    wintergreen Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sunny Manchester
    Further to the post above. As well as the problem with lights, you will need to check the clearance of the front wheel, some baskets are quite deep and if your handlebars are not high enough the basket may hit the front wheel. I bought a Rixen Kaul doggy bag for the front of my Dawes Galaxy which has a tall head tube and with the handlebars set quite high the bottom of the basket does rub against the front mudguard when I go over bumps.
     
  7. I went to bobbins bikes when they had a shop in camden, and was pretty impressed with the quality of their offerings. They are now online only, but they do have some nice looking baskets on their website.

    tab down to "accessories" http://www.bobbinbikes.co.uk/
     
  8. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    As I said above - the only way to do this practically is to take wife and bike to shop and check
     
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  9. Sara_H

    Sara_H Guru

    Lots of good advice here. I have a wald metal basket, it firs onto the handlebars and has support struts so it can take a bit more weight than one that just fits to the handlebars.

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  10. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    .. and what "Sold Secure" rating is the dog?
     
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  11. Sara_H

    Sara_H Guru

    Sold Secure don't do a "Boneo" rating do they? Cos that's what it woulf take for him to desert his post!
     
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