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Old 12-19-11, 06:07 AM   #1
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Basil luggage systems

Klickfix has been a staple when it comes to Dahon luggage and I'd not heard of any rival product until today:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...acket-ec028344

http://www.basil.nl/gb/assortment/

Looks good at a glance, huge product range, though like Klickfix rather expensive.
What I'd really like to see is Brompton and Dahon cross-compatibility.

Anyone here using Basil gear?
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Old 12-19-11, 08:34 AM   #2
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My wife has a Basil bags and likes it, it seems good quality.
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KF sells the parts to other bag makers too, but not much crosses 'the pond'.
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hard to find over here as the exclusive importer doesnt know to much about the folding market or so it seems
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You order Basil direct , Thor?
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nope... at this point I am not selling it... but I would if I get some stuff together which will fit folders nicely AND the all exclusive importer would get it over here.... I dont go behind their backs and buy it in Holland .... just too much trouble
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Who is the US distributor of Basil. ? is there a distributor for KF
to try to get the LBS
to carry the line, or at least access ..

my part time gig, there, token old guy.
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I don't have experience with Basil's BasEasy System that you linked to, but their Solen System on a pannier I used to own is very cleverly designed and solidly manufactured. The official Basil website unfortunately doesn't provide enough information on their various mounting systems. Check out this page instead:

http://www.gazellebicycles.com.au/pr...g-systems.html
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I am in the process of buying clickfix to be able to use the same bags/baskets on most of my bikes. I am sure both are ok but sometimes you want THAT bag or THAT basket and let that decide (like me on the Brooks front basket..).

Also I would prefer something where I could walk into a lokal shop and buy.

I like the Dahon front mount seen on the Basil sites since it is not sticking out so much. Closer to the frame allows for more weight in the bag.

I am planning to butcher a Brompton bag frame and a Clickfix bracket and join them on an alu sheet to be able to swap bags. Not sure I`ll do it to place Brompton bags on the Dahon becouse of the weight limits on the Dahon front block but we`ll see. Maybe for the Brompton "basket".

On the pictures it looks like some of the Basil brackets are metal, not plastic/nylon. I`d like to know if the weight limits is the same as for clickfix. Of course you still need to pay attention to what weights the bike can take without damage.
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