Basil Bike Accesories

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by funetical, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

    I was looking into baskets and found Basil. Has anybody ever heard of them. They seem pretty big. I'm looking to attach baskets like on a military bike. Has anybody used any other manufacturers? It seems like Basil Sells a lot of bike bags.
  2. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

    I'm not familiar with their stuff but just thought I'd toss in my 2 cents worth about baskets. The ones that are mare from "expanded metal" type mesh rust out very quickly and the spot welds are crap. My town bike currently has a front basket which is made from heavier coat hanger type wire, larger holes but I never put loose small items in it anyway, just shopping bags or small backpacks and stuff like that. It's held up to daily use and abuse for 6 months now. The wicker type are available (here in Sweden) but they sag after a while and the rain gets to them.