Utility Cycling - Wicker baskets?
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08-20-12, 04:01 AM
Greetings. Hope this goes into the correct forum (there's so many!)
I'm looking for recommendations for anywhere selling good quality wicker baskets on behalf of my wife. She has a dutch bike (http://www.dutchie.co.uk/) which she bought from the site i've linked to, 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.
08-20-12, 12:27 PM
For wicker baskets in your country Google is your friend so get busy.....
08-20-12, 12:59 PM
Exactely. you should start in your own country to get less shipping tax added. Personally I would try to mount it lower than the one in the picture, and I would look for a square one. You can find great racks for such baskets. Think I remember somebody calling it a bakes or a butchers basket. Had a lid.
08-21-12, 12:15 PM
Here is a fellow making them by hand for each customer.
David Hembrow seems to be trying to get out of the basket business, I think part of it is that he is having trouble sourcing the willow he prefers to use, but he still lists
a few "stock" baskets on his site, and might be persuaded to make a special if you were able to charm him.
09-13-12, 05:54 PM
Etsy is your friend.
I find second hand thrift shops to be a near endless source of wicker baskets. I would say %20 of the time I get something really well made, maybe by hand, out of nice high quality wood. %30 of the time I find something of good quality- not great, but certainly useable. %50 of the time I pass on baskets that are made well enough but maybe dont fit my exact requirements in regards to shape- I find many that would work on a rear rack, but one with a long narrow profile is what I like to hang from my bars.
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