Reader Cap contacted us and sent along a hack for a type of stationary front bike basket. The basket does not turn when the handlebars turn. I can see this being an advantage in tight spaces - like navigating through NYC traffic. Sometimes when my rear pannier bag is really full and I pull a tight turn, I will clip a car with it.
Cap blogs over at Cpt.Byk2wrk so be sure to check him out there. Take it away Cap!
Here is my "delivery basket frame mount hack".
The advantage of this basket mount is the basket is in-line with the frame and does not turn with the front fork.
This is not difficult to do, just get a P-clamp that fits the top tube of the bike, and a U-bolt that will fit the head tube. A stick of angle iron long enough to make the "support cross brace" attached by the u-bolt to the head tube, and the 2 horizontal basket beams.
Drill holes for the U- bolt and for the beams on the "support cross brace" , secure cross brace to the head tube . Attach the beam ends to the P-clamp and secure to the top tube with a single bolt.
Next, place a delivery basket on the beams where cables can turn freely with the fork and handle bars,... then secure the basket to beams ( I used 2 of the basket bolts , and 2 hose clamps up front).
Ps. I had to do a little re-routing of cables to make things turn freely and still work.
Credit of the idea goes to: Val Kleits and Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. of Seattle. WA. for a frame welded original version.