A bicycle basket is an ideal solution to transport everyday things like your bag or shopping, if you also want to give the final touch to your bike ride, in the purest classic style, a wicker basket as before is the best solution, make sure the basket you are going to buy is perfectly compatible with your bike and your daily uses.
Plastic-coated steel models are also common, which look more attractive, but are not recommended in the long term. There are higher quality models made of aluminum such as the Hoxton models from Brooks, even with wood details, which are light and resistant but expensive
Bike baskets made of steel are very common, as many manufacturers of cheap urban bikes include them as standard in their models (for example the cheap touring bikes from Carrefour) can carry quite a lot of weight (especially if they are supported by a basket holder or front rack) but due to outdoor exposure they are very vulnerable to rust and can easily lose their load capacity, and therefore become a risk element in case of an accident
These baskets can be made of braided plastic imitating wicker in very economical versions with very little resistance to heavy loads and with very little durability or plastic drawers like those of the fruit of all life, are very practical and resistant in the long term, with a widespread use in the Nordic countries, always in the company of a basket holder or front rack.
There are also braided wooden baskets, but the most common is the use of wooden crates, in the same way that plastic crates are used as an ideal solution for the needs of stronger load. Wooden bicycle boxes come in a multitude of finishes and materials, it is important to pay attention to the thickness, type of fixing of the boards (staples, assembly, screws or spikes) and the type of wood, prices vary as much as the quality of the same
The wicker baskets give an undoubtedly retro touch to our bicycle, and are very comfortable to use, it is also important to consider the different qualities, the best wicker cane in the world is found in the forests of Indonesia where the healing of the cane naturally immersing it in mud for 3 months gives it an extraordinary resistance to moisture, wicker grows naturally in the forests so that its collection is very beneficial to environmental sustainability, also provides a stable job for local people.
Wicker baskets made in China are also very common, where the quality of the wicker is much lower, usually resulting in baskets of low durability and resistance, but much cheaper. And of course the baskets made in Spain or in any other European country, with wicker from local or imported plantations, with better quality finishes and the satisfaction of buying from nearby producers although the cost is higher
Wicker baskets from Victoria use the best cane in the world, found in the forests of Indonesia. The wicker is sustainably harvested, thus contributing to the cleanliness and maintenance of a unique natural environment in the world. Curing is done in a natural way, immersing it in mud for 3 months, which gives it a finish that is highly resistant to humidity and the passage of time without having to use varnishes or chemical products