Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 47
  1. #1
    Senior Member michaelwc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    cleveland, ohio
    My Bikes
    87 Panasonic DX-6k
    Posts
    229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    pannier baskets?

    I'm looking for rear rack/basket setup for my gf. Preferably one piece. She's looking to haul groceries and it seems the only thing I can find are the Wald rack but even the largest seems kind of small. Any other manufacturers?
    For Trade
    Have: MKS AR-8 pedals for toe-clip/cleat
    Older Red/White LOOK clipless pedals
    Want: Platform style toe-clip pedals preferably MKS or SunTour

    A lighthouse in Kentucky? I should be so lucky.

  2. #2
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,344
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwc View Post
    I'm looking for rear rack/basket setup for my gf. Preferably one piece. She's looking to haul groceries and it seems the only thing I can find are the Wald rack but even the largest seems kind of small. Any other manufacturers?
    Wald makes the largest rear saddle baskets that I am aware of, perhaps add a front basket? I used to run a 85-90 paper route with The Wald 535 rear and the 157 in the front. I currently use the Wald Folding baskets on my grocery getter. They will hold a full sized grocery bag with no problems, I have a smaller basket on the front.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  3. #3
    Senior Member squirtdad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
    My Bikes
    '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
    Posts
    3,355
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 on the wald. you can put a large bag in each one....and then uses bungees to put the large items on the rack. (a twelve pack of fat tire ale is very appropriate )
    '82 Nishiski commuter/utility
    '83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
    '89 Miyata 1400
    Soma rush Fixie
    '78 Univega gran turismo (son's Fixie/SS)
    06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
    Electra cruiser (wife's bike)

    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    oc, ca
    My Bikes
    soma smoothie es, '80's bridgestone mb-2, '86 stumpjumper
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my wife is using these:

    http://www.rei.com/product/780449

    they are light, silent, quick release, and fold flat to the bike. I originally was looking at the folding baskets, but didn't want to deal with the rattling.

  5. #5
    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas
    Posts
    10,741
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nashbar's got a cheaper one of those, I believe- think I saw it for $25 or so.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

  6. #6
    Non-Spandex Commuter jdmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    My Bikes
    Trek Soho S
    Posts
    1,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bergermeister View Post
    my wife is using these:

    http://www.rei.com/product/780449

    they are light, silent, quick release, and fold flat to the bike. I originally was looking at the folding baskets, but didn't want to deal with the rattling.
    They claim the hooks are lockable, what's your opinion of them?
    Blogging My Ride to Work
    Soho S (not fully current)
    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

  7. #7
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,344
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bergermeister View Post
    my wife is using these:

    http://www.rei.com/product/780449

    they are light, silent, quick release, and fold flat to the bike. I originally was looking at the folding baskets, but didn't want to deal with the rattling.
    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Nashbar's got a cheaper one of those, I believe- think I saw it for $25 or so.

    I have a set of the Performance ones they do the job, but I like the Wald folding baskets better.

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    My Bikes
    1952 JC Higgins Jet Flow, 1957 AMF Roadmaster Deluxe, 1959 Columbia Firebolt, 1962 Columbia Newsboy Special, 1964 JC Higgins (unkown model), 1968 Juncker Flying Jet promotional bike, 1981 Raleigh fixed gear, 1982 Murray Monterrey (customized), & more
    Posts
    145
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I tried the Trek grocery panniers. It's a good product, but just wasn't for me.

    I prefer a pannier that closes at top. That way I don't have to worry about anything bouncing out right when I'm crossing a busy intersection, the cold stuff is protected from the sun, and I've still got enough room for a couple of more stops along the way.

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    '07 Dahon Jack
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got a Cannondale Harvester, and I love it. It's the same as the other grocery panniers, except it's got a flap on top. I've had it for about a year now, and I haven't had any complaints.

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    oc, ca
    My Bikes
    soma smoothie es, '80's bridgestone mb-2, '86 stumpjumper
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jdmitch View Post
    They claim the hooks are lockable, what's your opinion of them?
    The hooks, at least to my knowledge, do not lock. They are a plastic quick release clip, which just turn toward the rack to engage. I suppose you could permanently mount them, but I like the quick release.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    54
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have the largest size of the one piece Wald rack/basket thing on my grocery store bike. They are very large. The bottom of the basket is just a little narrower than a gallon of milk, but it'll fit, and is long enough that you could probably put three gallons in there. They are tall enough that there is still space above a milk jug to put other stuff in.

  12. #12
    Living 'n Dying in -Time JBHoren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Greenacres, FL
    Posts
    426
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
    Wald makes the largest rear saddle baskets that I am aware of, perhaps add a front basket? I used to run a 85-90 paper route with The Wald 535 rear and the 157 in the front. I currently use the Wald Folding baskets on my grocery getter. They will hold a full sized grocery bag with no problems, I have a smaller basket on the front.
    I tried the Wald 535 rear baskets, but they wouldn't even come close to fitting on my Cannondale M500. It's frustrating, because this is my "utility bike", and it's gotten to be more than lame, making repeated trips to the supermarket with only my Jansport "Everyday" backpack to hold the groceries.

    I don't want to go the "rear rack w/panniers or folding baskets" route, and prefer to not mount a front basket.

    Any suggestions?

  13. #13
    Non-Spandex Commuter jdmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    My Bikes
    Trek Soho S
    Posts
    1,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bergermeister View Post
    The hooks, at least to my knowledge, do not lock. They are a plastic quick release clip, which just turn toward the rack to engage. I suppose you could permanently mount them, but I like the quick release.
    Maybe lockable hooks are the wrong term... If you compare the Arkel Locking Cam and a standard "Two Hooks + Bungie" system, the Novara appears to fall somewhere between. I've had issues with Two-Hook systems bouncing loose, so I'm curious about how well the Novara's hold onto the rack.
    Blogging My Ride to Work
    Soho S (not fully current)
    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

  14. #14
    Non-Spandex Commuter jdmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    My Bikes
    Trek Soho S
    Posts
    1,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by JBHoren View Post
    I tried the Wald 535 rear baskets, but they wouldn't even come close to fitting on my Cannondale M500. It's frustrating, because this is my "utility bike", and it's gotten to be more than lame, making repeated trips to the supermarket with only my Jansport "Everyday" backpack to hold the groceries.

    I don't want to go the "rear rack w/panniers or folding baskets" route, and prefer to not mount a front basket.

    Any suggestions?
    What was the fit issue, exactly? Was it just a size / heel strike issue? The 535 is the biggest of the lot, they make a 520 (Med) and 570 (small, eyelets only)... the 520 & 535 are supposed to be able to mount to either the axle or to eyelets.
    Blogging My Ride to Work
    Soho S (not fully current)
    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

  15. #15
    Grammar Cop Condorita's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Papa Smurf's Lair
    My Bikes
    in my sig line
    Posts
    1,543
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I love my REI Novara grocery panniers, but I searched all over the site and couldn't find the model I have. They came as a pair, and will snap together so that you can carry them into the store with you.
    That which does not kill me has made a massive tactical blunder.
    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen. Louis L'Amour
    '07 Giant Cypress WSD "Radagast the Beige-and-Black" * '97 (?) Bianchi Premio "Orion" * '09 Trek Allant "The Black Pearl"

  16. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    oc, ca
    My Bikes
    soma smoothie es, '80's bridgestone mb-2, '86 stumpjumper
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jdmitch View Post
    Maybe lockable hooks are the wrong term... If you compare the Arkel Locking Cam and a standard "Two Hooks + Bungie" system, the Novara appears to fall somewhere between. I've had issues with Two-Hook systems bouncing loose, so I'm curious about how well the Novara's hold onto the rack.
    Ah, gotcha. They seem to lock very securely. No movement once engaged.

    Imagine two pieces in the shape of the letter "C" secured together in parallel, but only one is able to rotate. When the rotating "C" is open, the two are in line and just make a "C" with an open end to drop onto the rack bar. To close, rotate one of the "C"s around the rack bar such that it is now opposite the fixed "C," which now forms an "O" around the bar. For orientation reference, the "C"s point downward, as would a hook in your link above. Hope this makes sense.

  17. #17
    Non-Spandex Commuter jdmitch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    My Bikes
    Trek Soho S
    Posts
    1,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bergermeister View Post
    Ah, gotcha. They seem to lock very securely. No movement once engaged.

    Imagine two pieces in the shape of the letter "C" secured together in parallel, but only one is able to rotate. When the rotating "C" is open, the two are in line and just make a "C" with an open end to drop onto the rack bar. To close, rotate one of the "C"s around the rack bar such that it is now opposite the fixed "C," which now forms an "O" around the bar. For orientation reference, the "C"s point downward, as would a hook in your link above. Hope this makes sense.
    Thanks, I think I understand. Is it the same as on these?
    Blogging My Ride to Work
    Soho S (not fully current)
    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

  18. #18
    cyclopath vik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    My Bikes
    Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
    Posts
    5,237
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwc View Post
    I'm looking for rear rack/basket setup for my gf. Preferably one piece. She's looking to haul groceries and it seems the only thing I can find are the Wald rack but even the largest seems kind of small. Any other manufacturers?


    I just setup my GF's bike as a utility/errand bike. I went with removable grocery panniers and a quick release front basket. The bags/basket are nice because they hold quite a lot [as much as she would want to cycle with], but they come off easily if she wants to take them into the store or ride a naked bike.



    I realize it's not exactly what you were after, but thought it might provide some inspiration and/or help other folks looking for a functionally similar bike setup.

    safe riding - Vik
    VikApproved

  19. #19
    Senior Member Kimmitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, CA
    My Bikes
    Electra Townie 3i with xtracycle, Surly Cross-Check
    Posts
    952
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Them Wald baskets are simple and cheap. They're even not too ugly. They're good for what they are.

  20. #20
    Senior member Dan Burkhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Oakville Ontario
    Posts
    5,164
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Avenir grocery panniers work well for me. No locking hooks, but they fit a 12 pack, so, well, they pass.
    http://cid-c5aa741102f41823.skydrive...iers%20001.jpg
    Also some less important features, like reflective striping, key hook, zippered compartment, shoulder strap, and they fold flat.
    Nice and rugged too. No rattling wire cages for me.
    Last edited by Dan Burkhart; 06-10-09 at 07:30 PM.

  21. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    oc, ca
    My Bikes
    soma smoothie es, '80's bridgestone mb-2, '86 stumpjumper
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jdmitch View Post
    Thanks, I think I understand. Is it the same as on these?

    Very similar. The blue piece rotates downward to lock it on the rack bar.

  22. #22
    Senior Member irwin7638's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Byron,Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy
    Posts
    2,466
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think the Wald folding baskets are great! I have a third, lift off basket, for the handlebars and each basket will carry a full grocery bag. I have carried as much as $300 worth of groceries home from the store on one trip. If you substitute zipties for the original hardware, they make no noise at all when they are empty.

  23. #23
    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Mt. Airy, MD
    My Bikes
    Hardtail MTB, Fixed gear, and Commuter bike
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I built a pair using marine battery boxes, some parts from the hardware store, and a little elbow grease. They ended up being a little on the heavy side but the bike weights almost 40lbs already so weight isn't much of an issue anymore.




  24. #24
    Gear Hub fan
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    My Bikes
    Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am using the Novara shopping panniers attached to a Topeak Super Tourist DX rack. With the dopped side bars on the Topeak rack my older style Topeak MTX trunk bag also fits on even with the panniers folded. I like the quick release feature for the panniers which are very secure when installed. They are also large enough to hold a standard paper bag or one of the cloth reusable bags my local market has for 99 cents each.

    IMO the only disadvantage is no top covers are provided.
    Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro

    Visit and join the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group for support and links.
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Geared_hub_bikes/

  25. #25
    yes
    yes is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    675
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Handsomeryan,
    I remember when you were making that set, a couple years ago maybe?
    Anyway, I had doubts, but after using many different things including touring panniers, grocery panniers, briefcase panniers, etc., that rack set up you have looks great.
    It looks easy on/easy off, and pretty large. If I needed something for groceries these days, I'd probably make something like that but bigger.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •