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What would be the best front and back baskets to get for a womens schwinn collegiate 3?

Asked by Ashalah (402points) July 26th, 2010

I am wanting to get a basket for my bike and I am unsure which to get. I am also wanting to get rear ones as well but unsure what the best ones are. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Kayak8's avatar

I would get a rear fender (or you will have a line of mud up your back in some locales). Then I would add a rack and panniers (a bag on each side of the rack). You wouldn’t even need a front basket with panniers (I love mine). They hold papers flat and they really hold a lot of stuff. Mine are designed so that you can take them off the bike and carry them with you if you want (depending on where you are parking the bike).

jaytkay's avatar

Wald – made in Maysville, KY USA since 1924!

Front baskets are nice because you can watch your belongings, say a purse or small dog.

I like either the giant #157 front basket, which is bolted on

Or a quick release model

In the back, you need a rack first, there are tons of very similar models, here’s Wald’s

On the rack you can put on something like folding panniers, or a basket on top, or just carry bungee cords and you can strap oddball packages.

And I agree with @Kayak8 , fenders recommended.

Ashalah's avatar

My bike has fenders now. woot woot. I think I am wanting a front basket and rear panniers. I really like the look of the wicker baskets. I kinda want like the collapsible panniers. I dont know which ones are good, or where to get them. @jaytkay I am going to check out those sites. Thank you.

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