I am looking at getting more cargo capacity on my LHT and currently don't have a front rack. I was looking at the Wald baskets, specifically the 137-139 or 198GB. It looks like you don't need a front rack, but just eyelets on the fork (for the legs/struts) and the ability to clamp the top to the handlebars (I use a drop bar).
Does anyone out there have a wald basket on their LHT up front? I was interested in seeing if it is easy to do, or if the cable routing or something would be an issue. I use downtube shifters so the housing is limited to brake housing that doesn't extend too far in front of the bike.