Wald 157GB Basket: Installed, Review in ProgessPosted by: RL Policar | Posted on: March 13, 2008
Wald Bicycle Baskets sent us the 157GB I honestly didn’t realize how big this thing was. When I was talking to them, I told them that a bike commuter will need a big basket, but this is so big that I can put Moe in the basket and ride around with him in it! Hey, it’s all good. We like junk in our trunk…well in this case, the basket.
I installed it on the Nirve Night Owl. Those are Pricepoint.com stickers on the tires…just for kicks and giggles.
Here’s some info:
The Giant Delivery basket is one of the most enduring and iconic products in our catalog. Popular among messengers and paperboys (feel free to ask your father or grandfather about this noble profession), this basket is designed to carry large loads thanks to its stout legs, cargo bands, and heavy duty handlebar clamps. Three holes are provided at the bottom of the legs and spaced at 13.25, 14.25, and 15.25 inches (measured center-to-center of bracket pin to axle mount) to provide multiple mounting options.
Our friends Brad and Jeff at Urban Velo use the 157 as their principal delivery vehicle for their way cool publication. Feel free to check them out at their website and be certain to download the latest issue – after all it’s free!
Available in plated (157B) and gloss black (157GB) finishes.
Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 9 inches
A closer look.
I’m not exactly sure who’s cooler this was, but I just grabbed it to demonstrate the cargo capacity of the basket.
The Night Owl was a perfect candidate for this large basket because it has wide handle bars. I was worried that such a big basket would throw the balance off. Since the bike had those handle bars, it provided enough leverage to allow the rider to control it without any issues.
Moe will be testing this basket out since he’s converting the Night Owl into his grocery gitter’.