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flammenwurfer 09-29-09 07:58 AM

New Wald Woody basket
 
http://www.waldsports.com/index.cfm/...D-E80D9D6210FF

139WW Looks sexy! I've been eyeing similar baskets that are too expensive for me, so hopefully I'll be able to pick one up. Msrp seems a little high, but I'm hoping the price will drop down closer to the existing 139 basket's $12 price. I can't imagine that a few pieces of wood cost them that much more to manufacture.

HandsomeRyan 09-29-09 08:44 AM

Pretty. I'm looking for some additional "bling" for the bike I'm hoping to build around an S3X hub. This might make a nice accessory.

OneMoreGear 09-29-09 09:44 AM

This looks awesome. Will they make the wood option available for smaller baskets? My female friends would love that.

flammenwurfer 09-29-09 09:54 AM

I don't know, but I hope so. I really don't want to pay anywhere close to the $70 MSRP though.

Anybody know what the MSRP of the regular 139 basket is? So we can compare MSRP to actual market price? It sells for $12, so if the MSRP is around $50 or so then that would be a good sign.

If not, then I think I will just add some stained wood slats to a $12 139. Shouldn't be too hard and would be much cheaper than $70.

wahoonc 09-29-09 05:23 PM

Add your own wood and save the bucks. As soon as one hits the shops I am going to see how the wood is fastened down and build my own.

Aaron:)

Allen 09-29-09 05:37 PM


Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 9768097)
Add your own wood and save the bucks. As soon as one hits the shops I am going to see how the wood is fastened down and build my own.

Aaron:)

2 metal bands across the bottom running 90 to the wood and pop rivets.

wahoonc 09-29-09 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 9768176)
2 metal bands across the bottom running 90 to the wood and pop rivets.

They are using pop rivets? or are they using a blind rivet with the smooth head?

Aaron:)

cabana 4 life 10-02-09 06:56 PM

not trying to self promote but i guess i am i started building porter crates awhile back. i started a website www.batescrates.com. like i said sorry to say any thing but it seemed perfect for the discussion.http://www.1lesscar.com/bc/crates1.jpg

Allen 10-02-09 07:14 PM


Originally Posted by wahoonc (Post 9768654)
They are using pop rivets? or are they using a blind rivet with the smooth head?

Aaron:)

You are right, blind rivets

SlimAgainSoon 10-03-09 09:21 AM

Easy to customize your own basket with a wood bottom.

Hat's off to cabana 4 life -- that's a good lucking bucket.

And the cupholders -- a nice touch! So is the cork bottom.

Good work. I hope you sell a bunch.

alicestrong 10-03-09 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by SlimAgainSoon (Post 9790454)
Easy to customize your own basket with a wood bottom.

Hat's off to cabana 4 life -- that's a good lucking bucket.

And the cupholders -- a nice touch! So is the cork bottom.

Good work. I hope you sell a bunch.


I agree! Very unique, nice design!

alicestrong 10-03-09 09:38 AM


Originally Posted by OneMoreGear (Post 9764920)
This looks awesome. Will they make the wood option available for smaller baskets? My female friends would love that.



I have a couple smaller Wald baskets. It would be nice to have a wooden bottom for them....

bigshew 10-03-09 01:21 PM

The wood basket has a very nice eco-friendly look, but my bike falls over from time to time so I worry that wood wouldn't hold up for long. :(

wahoonc 10-03-09 03:03 PM


Originally Posted by alicestrong (Post 9790540)
I have a couple smaller Wald baskets. It would be nice to have a wooden bottom for them....

Not hard to do, which baskets do you have? All it takes is a few sanded and varnished wood slats, a piece of galvanized strapping and some 3/16"-1/4" blind rivets.

All of which I probably having laying around the place.;)

Aaron:)

flammenwurfer 10-03-09 04:41 PM

How would you go about riveting them yourself? Do you need special tools?

alicestrong 10-03-09 05:17 PM

The Wald baskets that I have, Aaron are the classic metal grocery type that come on and off, with the handle...

I've thought about fabric liners, as small items aren't contained too well.

But a bottom would be nice...:)

wahoonc 10-03-09 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by flammenwurfer (Post 9792317)
How would you go about riveting them yourself? Do you need special tools?

Couple of ways, you could use small carriage bolts. But a bucked rivet is pretty easy to do, you basically put an anvil against one end and smack the other with a hammer. If it is done in a factory setting they will either use some type of press or possibly an air hammer.

As soon as I can see one and get some pictures of the underside I will know how I would go about making one. I have a bunch of aircraft type rivets and tools...I own a couple of vintage Airstreams and my wife's uncle does vintage aircraft.

Aaron:)

alicestrong 10-04-09 08:36 AM

Vintage Airstreams? :love:

wahoonc 10-04-09 01:00 PM


Originally Posted by alicestrong (Post 9794918)
Vintage Airstreams? :love:

Ayup...3 of them at the moment:eek:

Aaron:)

BTW that is in NC Sandhills, we nearly tripled our annual average snowfall with that storm last year.

http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/41...500x500Q85.jpg

jdmitch 10-05-09 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by cabana 4 life (Post 9788430)
not trying to self promote but i guess i am i started building porter crates awhile back. i started a website www.batescrates.com. like i said sorry to say any thing but it seemed perfect for the discussion.

Holy crap, are those things pretty.


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