Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
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Two issues you will run into:
Wald 137/139 basket struts mount to the axle, not the rack eyelets. They're not suggested for use with a QR, so you'll need to swap your front hub out to a solid, nutted axle. (Not that difficult, really.)
Second, with drop bars you'll need to measure and find out if the basket fits in between the hooks. The 137 is 15" wide (38cm) and the 139 is 18" wide (46cm) so you need clearance inside the bars of at least that much, plus any room for your hands if you still plan on being able to use the drop sections of the bars. The 198 is only 37cm wide, and has one advantage: It can use the rack eyelets for the strut mounts.
I have a 157 on my grocery bike and to clear everything with that monster I have swept back VO Tourist bars on that bike.
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