Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

Legitimately nice front basket???

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

Legitimately nice front basket???

Old 07-06-09, 10:34 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Legitimately nice front basket???

Hey all. I'm hoping to find a legitimately nice front basket. It would be cool if it were quick release removable and not super heavy. I'd like something well built that doesn't rattle like a shopping cart. It's going on my Surly Steamroller commuter for quick trips to the store and rides with my dog. If anybody has experience with this let me know!

tgrssn is offline  
Old 07-06-09, 10:46 AM
Senior Member
canyoneagle's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (temporary)
Posts: 4,512

Bikes: Jamis Dragon 29er. Frame waiting for roads: 1990 Zullo EL-OS

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
canyoneagle is offline  
Old 07-06-09, 10:59 AM
Senior Member
CliftonGK1's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 11,375

Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
QR removable means it's going to rattle. If you want solid construction and no-rattle guarantees, get the Wald 151-Drop Top, 157-Giant Delivery, or 957-Mesh front baskets. They attach to the handlebars and the front axle.
I use a 157 on my utility bike, and can load up to 3 full bags of groceries in it (if you need that kind of capacity.)
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline  
Old 07-06-09, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Front rack + basket of your choice + zipties.
crawdaddio is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Bicycle Mechanics
10-15-15 08:56 AM
Road Cycling
03-09-10 06:50 PM
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
05-21-09 03:45 PM
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
02-11-09 01:42 PM
andre nickatina
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
12-12-07 07:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.