Thursday, April 1, 2010

By popular demand...

At Mikespokes, we're all about customer service.  You asked for a photo of the Superbe with the picnic basket, and by golly, we're going to provide exactly that.

In fact, here's three of them.

For the Tweed Ride and picnic this weekend, I had the basket strapped to the rack.  It was a tenuous connection, and I knocked it off twice dismounting the bike.  Later in the day, I saw someone with a similar basket attached simply by using the spring/clamp thing on the Plescher-style rack.  This was genius... I came home and did the same and the basket was more secure and looked better.

It wasn't until I saw these photos that I noticed how "smooshed" the basket looks by the pressure of the clamp.  Next time, I'll turn it around so the clamp is pressing against the hinge side rather than the open flap side. 

Here's the crooked shot... my attempt to be artsy and fit the whole bike in the frame. It reminds me o watching Batman when I was a kid... all the scenes in the badguys lairs were shot with a slanted camera to convey "crookedness," I guess.  So, this is what my bike would look like if it were going to be used as a getaway vehicle by The Riddler or Penguin.


  1. Excellent! Thanks for the great customer service ;-)

    I have been looking at the Peterboro picnic basket...

    My bride has a wicker basket on the front of her Raleigh Colt, and wants a set of the wicker panniers that Electra sells. Might just go broke accessorizing the bikes. But then again "if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!" LOL


  2. The crooked photo is giving me a bit of motion sickness. Or acrophobia.