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    Wald baskets

    Hi Folks-

    I have a cross check with Salsa drop bars (44mm) and was wondering if anyone was running the Wald 137 basket on a similar setup. Does it fit? The bars have 16 inches between the drops, and the basket is 15 inches, but that only leaves .5 inches between the shifters and the basket if the basket rides high in the bar area, so shifting (brifters) would be an issue. Anyone have pictures of something like this?

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    Either that or a reasonably priced porteur rack. Most I have found are $100+

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    Baskets and drop bars are not always compatible. I've seen good setups where the basket is connected to a small rack that is mounted to the fork.

    Here's a standard basket connected to the handlebars.




    https://www.flickr.com/photos/skvidal/3260086587/

    Picture of a bike with the basket connected to a rack. Better solution in my opinion.


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1881412898

    Another picture of a bike with the basket connected to the rack.


    https://www.rivbike.com/products/sho...f-bikes/50-998
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    I figured as much and spent some time perusing the catalogs at my LBS. Came up with this one-



    Even has a bottle opener
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    the pic is of an [X]
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    Quote Originally Posted by dankilling
    Even has a bottle opener
    You should order it from these guys.

    http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...go-rack/20-028
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    Quote Originally Posted by jl
    You should order it from these guys.

    http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...go-rack/20-028
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    How did this work out, Dan? looks like the gamoh is 18 inches wide - how could that fit? I have a similar challenge and am trying to figure it out.
    Bring on the rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobaltBlau
    How did this work out, Dan? looks like the gamoh is 18 inches wide - how could that fit? I have a similar challenge and am trying to figure it out.
    The Gamoh ended up being too wide for drops, so I went with a Soma mini rack and a 9x15 basket mounted the long-way. The only problem was that my Casserroll only has eyelets on the back edge of the fork, so the whole setup only works with P-clips which I don't want to use, so I ended up ditching the whole thing and am running the basket on a rear rack now. Bummer, huh?

    I am reconsidering putting some city-bike bars like the Velo-Orange Milan or Porteur bars onto it and getting something like a Wald 137 basket since the struts are longer.

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    +1 on using a front rack especially a wider Porteur style to carry a removable basket so you have more loading options. A built in basket or permanent rail is second IMHO.

    Other sources (they may have wholesale price for LBS to order for you): best of both worlds, then:

    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...decaleurs.html

    The Rack Lady at Banjo Bikes made at least one shipment of the porteur rack. For more about them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ and http://www.banjobicycles.com/racks.html.

    http://www.cetmacargo.com/10%20CETMA...ks%20index.htm

    If these are a bit pricey, and you can use a drill, hacksaw, vise, and have a modicum of construction skills you can also make your own. My aluminum channel one was $60 in parts about a third of that was the steel corner reinforcements and stainless steel hardware bought at the hardware store. Access to scap metal would have dropped the price a lot.

    These racks let you move the basket forward to get brifter clearance.

    The rack you showed is no slouch, either.
    Last edited by BrianMc; 10-06-2010 at 06:07 PM.

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    I have a soft spot for CETMA because they are made in town.

    I don't have one though. I have a cheap Delta front rack on my bike and eventually I'll attach a basket with some netting. Lighter, you know? And cheaper.

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Dan, how was the 9x15 rack mounted lengthwise - was it at all "diving-boardey?" Did you try carrying a messenger bag in it? if so, what fit? if not, what did you carry?

    Much appreciated,

    Andy
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    The 2011 Casseroll has canti brakes and a painted matching rack that mounts to the canti posts.

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    Oh, my! I'm going to have to order one of these.

    From the Velo Orange site - https://store.velo-orange.com/index....tabilizer.html


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