Wald 157GB Basket: Installed, Review in Progess

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 stickers on the tires…just for kicks and giggles.
wald basket

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.

Mounting hardware.

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’.


  1. Moe

    Actually, that will be more like my ‘Beer gitter’ machine…

    Can you say ‘BEER RUN’!!! er ‘BEER RIDE!!’

  2. Ghost Rider

    That’s NOT a 198GB…rather, that’s the 157GB…the biggest basket they make! Check the pictures on carefully…they sent you “big momma”. The mounting and supporting hardware is totally different on the 157 if you compare the two models.

    The 198 sized basket is the one on my grocery getter:

  3. Moe

    Keg Run!!!!

  4. geoff

    I’m about to put one of these on and the guy at the bike shop said that he carries around his drunk friends in them when they can’t drive.

    just to give you an idea of the weight range!

  5. ghd3

    I’ve been looking at one of these Wald baskets for my bike. Did you have any problems installing it with your quick-release skewers? Is it a pain to put on/take off your front wheel? And have you liked the large size these past few months or do you wish you had something a little smaller? Thanks for the post!

  6. RL


    No issues with the QR, though it might be a better set if I used P clamps and bolted down the rack to the fork. But I love the big basket! I can carry so much stuff on there….

  7. Ghost Rider

    The Wald basket struts are designed to use the front wheel’s QR for support…and removing the wheel is only a couple of extra (but easy) steps. Not a big deal.

    A good, sturdy P-clamp DOES seem like an easier solution, though.

  8. jlkadfjk

    will it fit a 24” or 26” bike

  9. Tom B

    Does the top piece of the of the strut move? Mine is at a 90 degree angle and I don’t want to break it

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