I asked this over on the Utility forum, but didn't get any responses, so thought I'd try here:
I'm pretty sure this is a dumb question, but neither a Google nor a forum search yielded a clear answer, so I'm asking here. Can I put a quick release basket made for a rear rack on a front rack?
I'm thinking of something like this Kettler basket: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BTEODY/...=I9P84X7524MNZ.
And maybe a front rack like this Minoura Gamoh porteur: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FHV0VHY/...I1OBFZIKBF3E56.
Here's the backstory in case it helps: After riding home from the grocery store with a heavy load on back left me feeling not quite in control of my bike, I decided I'd like to put a rack on the front of my bike to better balance the load. What I'd like to do is add a rack and use it with a quick release basket so that I don't have to keep the basket on all the time. I don't want a basket that attaches to my handlebars because I want the basket down a little lower than that. I'm looking at baskets designed for the rear because I can't seem to find a QR front basket that doesn't attach to the handlebars.
I should also add that I'm probably not going to add this to my current bike (a Giant hybrid). I have a new one on the way, so I'll wait to put the rack and basket on the new bike. I should have the new bike, a dutch-style Oma, in about three weeks.