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what basket for my felt flow

Old 01-02-13, 07:00 PM
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what basket for my felt flow

i want big basket i dont care how it looks i just want it big front or back what ever you all think is best my current rack broke on me bad welds
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Old 01-02-13, 07:21 PM
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The Utility forum might be a better place to ask this. Not that Commuters don't use baskets, but you'll probably get more helpful responses there. I can move the thread there or let it ride here- your call.

That being said, I think I'd focus on a rear basket of some kind. While I like the idea of a front basket, I just don't know how well one would work with your shock fork.
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Old 01-02-13, 07:24 PM
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cool ty if you think it will be beter there .
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That's a tough one with a shock fork but Wald baskets are made in the USA (in Maysville KY) and a quick release basket like the 114 may work for you (it's pretty sturdy but the bracket may scuff up your steering tube over time). If you don't mind engaging the mechanical lock out on the fork you could go with a heavier duty one like the 157 model which attaches to the front axle as well as the handlebars.
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A front wald basket will not work with a suspension fork and quick release axles...you need a rigid fork and nutted axles to install it correctly...For your type of a bike a rear rack with a milk crate may be a much better option.
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Moved from Commuting.
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Felt + flow gets me the company blog , not a bike model so IDK which you got.

As as I Gather your situation, from above.. To fit a basket,
You need to Lose the suspension fork..

alternatives are not going to be a Buy and plug in with a few nuts and bolts..

Tubus has a High Mount Pannier rack , that attaches to the fork crown with a brace
up to the top of the headset/fork steerer

Paul's Flatbed tried a Prototype Porteur rack that mounted to the top of the fork
stanchion tubes , but it never went into production.. small though their production is..

So I'd say unless you go to a rigid fork you have to go to a custom fabricator; frame/rack Builder.

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Your bike has a suspension fork.


Here's what worked for me going cargo+susp. fork.

I have mounted Topeak Mule front racks to a front suspension on a hybrid. P clamps were necessary. They're not made any more, but other front pannier racks may work. I kind of liked how the bike rode with them, as the load was not suspended, but I still was.


(while Xtracycled before I went with a rigid fork)





(Pre Xtra.)

Add a large handlebar bag and decaleur and you are up to the capacity of a basket if not more. Put bulky items on a rear rack or in a large mess bag. Or a trailer.
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Ok, but that is not a front basket solution ..

it is favoring keeping the Fork and forgetting the basket.

Vs wanting a front basket, and losing the suspension fork is the trade off.

so, back to the OP, Pick one.
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www.oldmanmountain.com

has front racks for telescopic fork. the legs bolt to the brake studs.
then you bolt on a milk crate or whatever basket that will attach to the rails.

show us pics when done!
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NB: adding unsuspended mass to the suspension detracts from the effectiveness of that suspension
and sticking those racks , on the lower portion of the Fork does that.

+ that rack at $130, costs more than changing the fork ..
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