September 14, 2018
Front Basket With Mounting Bracket For White Steering Wheel Bracket
Front mesh basket with steel handle. Fixed to the handlebar bracket
Installation site-steering bracket
Biria bicycle Basket with Bracket Black – Front Quick Release Basket, Removable, Wire Mesh Bicycle basket “Express Klick”, Black
- Once properly installed, it is quite impossible for the basket to slip, in fact it’s one of the reasons for my high rating, a very clever design indeed.
- But this also kept it from getting five stars, because its nonobvious installation plus the complete lack of instructions could – and obviously does – lead to misinstallation and dissatisfaction.
- You mount this by removing the four screws, pulling out the two clothespin-like, um, “pins,” wrapping those around the handlebars on either side of the stem, reinsterting the clothepins into the slots you just removed them from, and tightening the screws down.
- Less obvious is the little plastic bridge that links the two clothepins; it has a curved side, and it fits inside the clothepins with a small ratchet.
- That bridge should be positioned immediately UNDER the stem, curve side facing up.
- When you tighten the screws down, the ratchet teeth engage and lock.
- Now yes, the entire mount is still free to swivel around the handlebars; but that bridge squeezes against the stem and prevents the mount from rotating.
- The reason for the ratchet is to accomodate different kinds of bikes whose handlebar stems are at different angles.
- It when you are done the basket is at the wrong angle, unclip the basket, loosen the screws, adjust the ratchet up or down a notch, and re-tighten.
- If that bridge is installed upside-down, or in any other location, there is indeed nothing to prevent the basket from rotating downward and it certainly will do so at the very first bump.
- I have another bike with same type of basket (different brand), and compared to my old unit this one’s mount sticks out quite a bit.
- At first I didn’t like it, but then I realized that this is to provide extra clearance between the basket and the handlebars and brake/shift cables.
- On a mountain bike with straight handlebars this is superfluous, but with curved handlebars, it’s actually a very good design and makes it much easier to install the basket single-handedly; my old basket takes two hands and some coordination precisely because of the minimal clearance.
- Highly recommended – but five stars if they’d just include simple instructions with pictures.
- Fine mesh all the way to the top so items don’t fall out.
- Vastly better than the other two front baskets I’ve had.
- I had to put screen door material over the upper part to keep stuff from falling out.
- The old basket top ring was made in two halves, spot welded together and to the handle bracket.
- I had to make a plate to hold the basket, top wires, and the handle bracket together.
- The handle was also a little smaller than the basket, so if something bounced up and hit the handle, it flipped up and the basket came part way off.
- This basket has a very clever bracket that attaches only to the handlebars and has a nice positive latch so the basket won’t fall off.
- However, it’s designed for smaller diameter bars and was very hard to mount on my larger diameter drop handlebars.
- My other basket hooked over the handlebars and rested on the head tube.
- It rubbed on the head tube when I turned so it eventually rubbed the paint off and wore into the tube itself, part of the reason I got this.
- The problem is, the top of the basket extends 2″ above the handlebars – how is one supposed to attach a headlight?
- It is well-made, a nice size, mounted easily and is simple to attach/remove.
- It does not seem to be in the way and, as she always seems to be carrying something anyway, she just leaves it alone.
- She has not put a lot of weight in the basket to test the strength of the basket or its mount, but since it sits fairly high on the bike it could cause the bike to tip when parked if you carry much weight.
- If you need to carry much weight on a regular basis, rear/side baskets might be a better choice.
- It could also be in the way if you park two bikes together in some bike racks since the basket makes it a little harder to “nest” the bikes closely, or to pull the bike forward to be close enough to use a “U-Lock” in other racks.
- We carry both cables and U-Locks anyway so it has not been a problem, just something to keep in mind.
- It is very durable, attaches securely and detaches easily.
- I’ve read that a basket in this position affects steering when loaded with more than five pounds, but I’ve had no stability problems with typical loads, and the advertised 12 pound capacity seems very realistic.
- My only disapppintment is the peice that clamps on to the handle bars is made of plastic and does not tighten strongly enough to hold the basket securely in place.
- If I put a large water bottle or several water bottles.
- I really hate that part, I am afraid of tightening it too much and breaking the clamps since they are plastic.
- If this would be corrected then it would certainly be worth 5 stars.
- After 5 years when the bicycle tipped over the plastic bracket shattered …
- I felt that with the sun exposure that is normal so I ordered another one.
- Within a week while my bicycle was on the kick stand – I had another tip over …
- Now I question the durability of the plastic bracket and I am not buying a third one.
- The size is perfect for a bike basket, it fit grocery, backpack or handbag.
- After some use, the enamel wears and it’s trickier to fit into the slot.
- I’ve had this basket for many years on my bike now which I store in my garage and it has kept up.
- I had no issues with instructions since there is a sheet explaining how to set it up.
- The mesh is small so things cannot fall through the holes.
Bicycle Basket with Bracket Red, Front Quick Release Basket, Removable, Wire Mesh Bicycle basket, NEW, Red
- The bracket is designed in Germany, has a mechanism that fixates the bracket and basket firmly on the handlebar.
- With a push of a button you can remove the basket and the bracket stays attached to the frame.
- It has a handle to carry it if you want to take it into the store.
- If you want to ride down trails you can simply take the basket off so it doesn’t bounce around.
- I found this to be large enough to be useful but not ridiculously big so it doesn’t affect the performance of steering your bike.
- Overall it is built quite well however, one thing I would like to see is clamp that holds it to the bike frame be metal instead of plastic (plastic is stout but still).
- Another tip is to glue the plastic grip to the metal handle of the basket because it likes to fall off.
- Be sure to follow the directions because most people giving it a bad review did not install the bracket properly.
- If you install it correctly the basket will not rotate up and down.
- I purchased this to go on the front of my vintage 1972 Phillips 3 speed bicycle.
- That said, the mechanism for attaching to the handlebars is an epic fail.
- The plastic pieces do not engender confidence and the basket does not remain level.
- Love that it easily comes off the bike for carrying stuff at the market.
- Strong enough for my purse or groceries
Very cute too!