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Powder coated steel construction
Mounts to handlebar with a lift-off bracket
13.5" x 9.87" x 9.5"
BASKET SUNLT FT WIRE/MESH L/O STD SL w/BRACKET
Standard Mesh Bottom Lift-Off
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Customer Video Review Length:: 2:55 Mins
I bought this product on Amazon. It includes an attachment bracket with hooks that fit over the bike handlebars. Once the bracket is attached to the bike, the detachable basket can the fits in place to the bracket.
The basket is well made and durable. It easily detaches from the bracket.
However, the bracket is a potential problem. It is not designed to be securely bolted to the bike frame, so there is too much 'slop' (movement) when the basket/bracket is on the bike. This allows the basket to flop around a bit when you are riding, especially when the basket is loaded.
To overcome this problem, I crimped the bracket hooks that fit over the handlebars so they fit more snugly around the hendlebars. And then I DIY'ed an additional stabilizing bracket from inexpensive parts I bought at Lowe's.
I included a short video for anyone interested in seeing the istallation or my modification.
I bought this basket based on the other positive reviews, but I believe that it has a serious design flaw. Once you do a quick home fix, it's great, but the flaw is bad enough that I'd consider the fix to be mandatory in order to make riding safe.
The removable basket attaches to the holder in two places: at the bottom, two small hooks hook into the bottom mesh of the basket, and at the top, the edges of the basket's handles hook into two little loops on the holder (by "holder" I mean the part that's attached to the bike). To remove the basket, raise the two handles of the basket so you're holding it like you would hold a basket at the grocery store, then gently lift off the holder to disengage the two hooks at the bottom. The basket is locked into place when the handles are down, and is not locked in when the handles are raised.
Here's the design flaw: normal, everyday riding can cause the handles of the basket to lift up. If the handles lift up, the top...
I've been using this basket for eight months or so and have been fairly pleased with it, but it is far from perfect.
Pros: 1) The mesh bottom is GREAT! I don't worry about anything falling through the bottom of the basket. I know that my phone or wallet or whatever small item gets tossed in will stay put.
2) The fact that the basket is removable is VERY handy. When my bike is too heavy with groceries, I can remove the basket instead of hauling full basket and bike up the stairs to my house. I've also loaded it up with groceries and strapped it to my bike's rear carrier a number of times.
3) The size is good and not unwieldy. I can fit my purse and, if need be, work laptop in the basket. Or purse and lunch bag. I try not to put anything too heavy, but a bag or two full of lightweight groceries fits without much trouble.
Cons: 1) After six months of use, I realized that the bottom support not only wore the paint off my Specialized...
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