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Old 12-09-08, 07:42 AM   #44
Karloman
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1. Would be able to give some geometry details about the frame? (size, stand up hight, CS, vTT...)
The frame has a sticker saying "18 inches" but the effective top tube lenght is 59 cm. Its' a bit too long for me and I'm 172 cm, 56cm would be perfect.

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2. Are there eyelets for the front rack on the fork?
Yes at the bottom AND at the middle of the fork.

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3. In general, panniers of motorcycle will fit a bicycle?
They are wider than the ones for bicycles at 38 cm. In order not to have them rubbing against the wheels, I had to modified my rack with a brace and shift it rearward with metal plates to avoid heel overlap, like this :




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4. How much those panniers cost?
Mine are no longer avalaible. The dutch company BASIL has a similar model named Kavan :


They sell for around 50 euros here in Europe.

Note that with those panniers, weight is distributed more rearward than with Ortliebs for example. It means that stability can be affected if overloaded. I never put more than 15 kilos in mine and I've never had any problem.

Hope this helps.
Carlos

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