Top positive review
74 people found this helpful
on May 4, 2013
My birthday gift this year was a new commuter bike. I bought a Trek Allant 7 WSD, and it's perfect for running errands around town, getting to the beach, and just cruising around the neighborhood after a days work. I really wanted to outfit my bike with a wicker basket as I love the retro look. The Nantucket Lightship Classic dark stained is EXACTLY what fit the bill. This basket is well constructed, and it's wood base makes it sturdy and roomy. I keep my cable lock, and a cloth sack that holds everything else like keys, phone, Kindle reader or tablet, small wallet and a rolled up windbreaker if it gets chilly. I wouldn't pack heavy things in there as the weight limit is around 13 lbs. This basket completes my accessories and it's super cute.
June 30, 2013 - Updated review
To my dismay, the basket lasted only two months before it started to fall apart. The rim loosened up and the basket started to pull away from the rim. I was so disappointed and reluctantly returned it to Amazon (after the 30 day full refund deadline). Kudos for Amazon for giving me a full refund anyway, given that I returned a defective item. I then spend a couple of hours on the internet researching other baskets, both wicker and wire. Guess what? I did not find anything that I likes as much as the original Nantucket Lightship basket, so I ordered a second one! I'm hoping this one isn't defective and it will last for two years instead of two months. I will admit, I also ordered a mini alloy front rack that I will install as extra support for the bottom of the basket. I don't carry heavy items but I want this basket to last. I'm hoping to relieve some of the pull from the leather straps at the top by having extra support at the bottom. I'm going to keep the 5 start rating.