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Wald basket on a straight blade CF fork?

Old 09-30-13, 02:07 PM
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Wald basket on a straight blade CF fork?

Before I even step outside to shop for a basket, do you think a Wald basket would fit on a straight blade CF fork?

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Old 09-30-13, 02:12 PM
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The basket legs are intended to mount to the wheel axle, not the fork. If there are clearance issues with the fork blades, you can put washers on the axle to move the legs outward. If the axle is not long enough to do that, you could install a longer axle and use a second set of nuts to attach the basket.
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Old 09-30-13, 03:45 PM
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You're truly an inspiration to us all, Ben4345. The answer is: Yes, you can do it, but you'll prolly have to move her.
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Old 09-30-13, 04:22 PM
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How much extra weight do you want to put on the CF fork, though...? I'm 200#, so I'm always thinking about that with CF.
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Old 09-30-13, 05:58 PM
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Wald baskets generally mount on the handlebars and hub axles, so the basket will not be mounted directly to the fork. He'll still be adding weight overall weight to the bike, but it will be distributed in a few spots.

The fork still might break, but that's the deal with Carbon.
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Old 09-30-13, 06:19 PM
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There are baskets that mount to a bracket that attach's the the bars and stem, bypassing the axle/fork interface. But there will still be that extra weight on the fork... Andy.
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I am just 165 lbs. and just plan on using the basket for things like my jacket, coffee, maybe some light groceries and camera; no more than 12 lbs. I am also upright on the bike so I imagine most of my weight will be rear wheel.
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Wald and CF shouldn't be in the same sentence.
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Yeah, sell/store the fork and pick up a steel one and ride worry free at a penalty of a few hundred grams.
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
Wald and CF shouldn't be in the same sentence.
I disagree; I think that sounds like a tasty mash-up... like salted caramel.

The Wald baskets with the legs that mount to the axles would put less stress on the forks than the simple handlebar-only ones. In any case, if we're talking about light loads, you oughta be OK.
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I do not plan on putting my girlfriend in the basket, she wouldn't fit anyways.
I have a rear rack and some panniers for the heavier stuff.
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I fitted a Rixen and Kaul permanent bracket to a friend's cheap wire-mesh basket. You can also get the quick-release Klickfix basket mount. Both are rated for 7kg/15 lbs.
You can fix the bracket to any basket, wire, plastic, wicker and it takes up minimal handlebar space compared to most other, weaker brackets.
Wicker and carbon fibre would be a neat mix.
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