Though it appears humble at first blush, the Blackburn Local Basket is one of the most powerful catalysts in the cycling world. Applying it to the front or rear of a two-wheel machine initiates a chain reaction that turns a mere bicycle into an all-purpose cargo-toting self-propelled conveyance machine.
Blackburn's universal swivel mounting hardware means this catalyst is compatible with virtually any adult-sized bikes—even those with disc brakes—though it does have a suggested tire clearance limit of three inches. The basket is finished with details that include a light mount, a strap hook, and a lock holster, and the included cargo net helps keep everything in its right place for the duration of the ride.
- A front- or rear-mountable bicycle cargo rack
- Universal hardware compatible with most road and mountain bikes
- Cargo net for security on less than ideal surfaces
- Mounting points for lights, cargo straps, and locks
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Blackburn Local Basket
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This basket is expensive but you get what you pay for. It's quality made and very strong. With proper installation it becomes part of your bicycle. The only thing that I didn't like was the instructions. The print was very small and hard to see and the details vague. Being very mechanically inclined, It still took me a little longer to install than I anticipated. Having a tube cutter is a plus. On my application (Boss Cruiser) I used the pivot points of the front brake cantilevers for the final support rods. But once you do eventually figure out the best installation procedure, I am sure you will be very happy with the baskets overall quality and functionality.
Does this rack have braze-on mounting points for a light? (Looks like it might have two on the front?)
Looks like it does not. The things below actually contain allen bolts to tighten the legs. I'm going to try to mount it to the thin slot at front. I'll update when I've done that!