Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Northeastern NJ - NYC Metro Area
Originally Posted by no1mad
If I may point out a couple of things-
1. All accounts are that the Wald 582 folding baskets are pretty good, but some people have had issues with the OEM hardware that is used to mount the baskets to the rack. The typical solution has been to use zip ties in addition to or in place of the hardware.
2. You might want to measure your chain stays, as not all bikes like having loads hanging off the side of the rack (heel strike). You might have to consider with a basket that is mounted to the top of the rack instead.
3. You don't necessarily have to use a Wald rack...
I have the folding baskets, and it's true that the mounting hardware was useless. (Though it might work well enough for a frame like this one.) My solution was to use hose clamps - they're stronger than zip ties and are easily removable if you don't want to ride with the baskets.
Warning: These things are HEAVY. I put them on an early '90s Specialized Hardrock, and between two of these and a rack (not Wald), the bike went up to 41 lbs empty.
As far as heel strike is concerned, you can mount them so they stick out past the back of the rack, so it shouldn't be an issue.