April 3rd, 2012

Wald Liftoff Bicycle Basket on a Xootr: Warning, Extreme Geekitude

We've been riding our scooters a lot lately, despite R.'s recent accident. T. likes to go to the grocery store and sometimes other places. I really hate having bags hanging from handlebars, but as obnoxious as that is on a bicycle (which I never do, because I have panniers on the bianchi and a front tray with a cargo net on the townie), it's about 10 times worse on a kick scooter.

After giving it some thought, including just how Amazingly Dorky this really is, I bought a Wald Liftoff Bicycle Basket to put on my Xootr MG.


Wald Bicycle Basket on a Xootr MG Wald Bicycle Basket on a Xootr MG



The basket and mount come on and off relatively quickly and easily, so I think I can still fold the scooter and tuck it under a grocery cart at Roche Bros. And on the way home, I don't have to worry about the apples in the grocery bag getting dinged up by bouncing off the upright post every time I push.

ETA: This and other pictures can be viewed at my Xootr Gallery in Scrapbook.

http://pics.livejournal.com/walkitout/gallery/0000w8sd

Should you be interested in buying this basket for your Xootr, it can be found on Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Wald-Standard-Bicycle-Basket-White/dp/B000AO5G1Y

I was not the first person to have this idea:

http://www.stoweboyd.com/post/950656008/basket-for-my-xootr

That blogger put it facing in, but I tried that and decided it got in the way. I'm
not concerned about tipping forward (I'll let you know if I change my mind after trying it out).

I'm not even the second person, to judge by the now-broken links in this review:

http://www.thewsreviews.com/2008/04/xootr-mg.html