I just wanted to share with you guys some ideas for a budget rack and pannier set that could be had for under $100.00
Many of you have already seen my Raleigh project. Since my last post of the bike I have added some short fenders and as mentioned a rack and bags.
For a while I have been looking for some inexpensive racks that were sleek and understated. The ones that I have come up with though have all been for around $100.00. So, I decided to go a differnt route and purchased a wald rack form my LBS for $14 and some change. As soon as I got it home though I decided to introduce it to my beloved dremel. These are the results:
The pannier bags are a set of Willie and Max bags that are made for motorcycles. They retail for about $100.00 (I have seen $75 online) but I was lucky enough to score mine for $65.00 locally. I wish they were a bit smaller and lighter but they work. I have a few creative ideas on how to better mount the bags to the rack but for now they are mounted with a set of spring lock hooks.