Bike baskets

willow bike baskets

willow bike baskets

Katherine made these bike baskets for  this classic Sears bike back in November. These were made for our friend Eddie Gordon who wanted the orange stripe to match an orange stripe decal on the bike. These were the second pair of square pannier style bike baskets that Katherine has made. She had made a pair previously for her own bike. The baskets are fairly large at about 14 inches long by 10 inches wide at the top border by 12 inches deep. They taper to a base at 11 inches by 7 inches. The inside dimensions are 13″ x 9″ tapering to 10″ x 6″. (The square shape is essential for a six pack!) They have a heavy wire woven in to the basket near the top. There are loops formed from the wire that hang over the rear rack. The baskets can be easily removed by just lifting them up.

outside view of wire loops

outside view of wire loops

inside view of wire hanger

inside view of wire hanger

You can see examples of front handle baskets that Katherine weaves and sells in this post.

Katherine's bike baskets

Katherine’s bike baskets

4 thoughts on “Bike baskets

  1. Katherine’s baskets weigh about 21/4 pounds each. She made the other pair with buff stakes and border so that they are lighter (though I can’t say how much since we don’t have them to weigh). Buff willow is lighter than ‘brown’ willow (willow with bark).

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