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Old 06-07-19, 10:36 AM
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Wald Folding Baskets
Those are tempting me, for sure.
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Old 06-07-19, 11:11 AM
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Wald folding baskets are awesome... But a little noise I have noticed. But if you don't mind keeping rhythm they are pretty dang sweet.
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Wald folding baskets are awesome... But a little noise I have noticed. But if you don't mind keeping rhythm they are pretty dang sweet.
I keep a small, thin bungee cord hooked in the basket, so when they're folded the bungee is between the inner and outer wall. It keeps the basket walls taut, and mostly rattle-free except in extreme bumps and jostles. I then can use the bungee to hook over the top of any bags, or loose items.

Also I have a small, soft pouch that sits between the rear of the baskets and over the rear slope of the rear fender (It's a soft case for a Polaroid camera!) It has a velcro flap and I keep a pair of "reusable" cloth grocery bags in there to help carry smaller items that would normally fall through the basket.

Not to hijack the thread, but here is a bf entry about my baskets:
Wald Baskets
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Old 06-14-19, 07:42 PM
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I finally got a rear rack, a Planet Bike K.O.K.O.

It mounted up easy breezy with plenty of clearance from the brake.

Now I have to sort out the basket and mounting the rear light.


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Old 06-20-19, 05:28 AM
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Bontrager PVC wicker basket

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Old 06-20-19, 05:33 AM
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Bontrager quick release pvc basket and rack



Quick release basket and trunk Also for sale
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Old 06-20-19, 01:21 PM
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Quick release basket and trunk Also for sale
Looks like a nice set of gear. If I hadn't already gotten my rack, I would have considered it all.
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Old 06-20-19, 02:39 PM
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The rack system from Racktime is awesome.

https://www.racktime.com/en/racktime-products/#c249
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Old 06-20-19, 05:51 PM
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The rack system from Racktime is awesome.

https://www.racktime.com/en/racktime-products/#c249
I never heard of Racktime before. They look to have an impressive array of options.
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Old 06-24-19, 04:46 PM
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Just a follow up to say that the zip tie suggestion seems like a better plan than I first thought. I think the 372 zip ties I used should hold the rack in place through the next hurricane.

I did install 3/8" I.D. fuel hose to be a buffer between the rack and the "breakfast" basket I installed. Quiet and solid.

Thanks for all the feedback y'all gave in this thread. It is much appreciated.




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Old 07-01-19, 02:02 PM
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Looks good! For what it's worth my daily commuter / utility bike went for some years having only a steel rod rear-rack (complete with that useless mouse-trap thing) and a plastic crate of some sort zip-tied to hell and back on it. Not sure what kind of crate it was - as memory serves it was like a hybrid between a proper milk crate and those things you see 2L soda bottles on. Yours will work much better, I suspect - if you want to replace those zip ties, something like cable or hose clamps might work, since you've bulked up the rack with those grommets.
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Old 07-01-19, 05:23 PM
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Looks good! For what it's worth my daily commuter / utility bike went for some years having only a steel rod rear-rack (complete with that useless mouse-trap thing) and a plastic crate of some sort zip-tied to hell and back on it. Not sure what kind of crate it was - as memory serves it was like a hybrid between a proper milk crate and those things you see 2L soda bottles on. Yours will work much better, I suspect - if you want to replace those zip ties, something like cable or hose clamps might work, since you've bulked up the rack with those grommets.
I never knew what the mouse trap was for. Maybe a beach towel???

I did finally get a new rear light for that rack. It's a Planet Bike Grateful Red. Quite sizeable and plenty bright for the type of night riding I do.
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I use a milk crate, but have found that the flexible gear ties work really well to keep things tightly attached.
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I never knew what the mouse trap was for. Maybe a beach towel???

I did finally get a new rear light for that rack. It's a Planet Bike Grateful Red. Quite sizeable and plenty bright for the type of night riding I do.
The most credible reason for it I've heard is that it secured older style panniers that draped over the rear rack. I think I used it to hold a small flat box of something, once, as a lark.
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Old 07-02-19, 06:07 AM
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That makes a lot of sense. Funny thing is, back in the day when the mouse trap was common I never saw panniers on a bicycle. But, I was young and didn't get out in the bicycle world that much.

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