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    Homemade Panniers

    I guess I could post in Touring, but I have a feeling I will have more luck here. Does anybody have pics of homemade panniers or perhaps even old bags that have been re purposed to fill that need? I could really use some inspiration to get my sewing and/or army surplus shopping on. Of course, on the cheap is good these days. Thanks!

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    on sale.
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    I saw one post of a guy using old leather camera bags. Do a search, you should find a few.

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    I am waiting on my Arkel hardware for these plans:
    http://veloapocalypse.files.wordpres...vepanniers.pdf

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    Yeah, Stepinthefunk made some from equestrian bags for his velo-cheapo build and they looked awesome.
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    Those Dumpster Love Shultzi bags are fantastic. Thanks for the link. I wish I had the time and skill for those.

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    I liked the equestrian ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasek View Post
    I am waiting on my Arkel hardware for these plans:
    http://veloapocalypse.files.wordpres...vepanniers.pdf
    I love the fact that he is fixated on price for making his own panniers but is riding a Rivendell Atlantis. (Assuming that's his bike...)

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    he said it was his bike, but also said he was living off of a small pension so maybe he saved up for the Atlantis or it was a gift, we don't know the guys situation.

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    No sewing -- could always go the kitty litter bucket approach. That is my plan for a little later this year.

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    My wife and I operate a Japanese food cart. I saved some five gallon buckets from the gari (pickled ginger). I picked up some hardware and am planning to make them this week. I'll try to snap some pictures.

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    These work well for cheap: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c...p=WX2&i=124508
    You just have to add a shoat ring to the back and a cinch strap from the ring to bottom of you rack. The leather straps on top fit over you rack or you can attach them to each other if you want to run bouth sides.

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    Here is a link that will get you started in making your own

    http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/touring/bags.htm

    E-bay is good for used stuff as is Craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    Yeah, Stepinthefunk made some from equestrian bags for his velo-cheapo build and they looked awesome.
    I am making a set of these myself. should be done soon. Gonna have the wife so some sewing on the straps I made
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceNine View Post
    My wife and I operate a Japanese food cart. I saved some five gallon buckets from the gari (pickled ginger). I picked up some hardware and am planning to make them this week. I'll try to snap some pictures.
    really? are you some of the folks who set up in the Library mall at the end of State? Whats the name of the place? I'll have to stop by and say hi next time I'm in Madison.

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    I will try and get a picture, but I used an army surplus "gas mask" bag. They are really cheap, I think I gave $1.50. It has a strap, cut that off, use the premade rivet lined holes to mount on the side of your rear rack if you have one. I used two zip ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awc380 View Post
    I love the fact that he is fixated on price for making his own panniers but is riding a Rivendell Atlantis. (Assuming that's his bike...)
    Maybe he's broke from buying the atlantis...hehehe. don't be quick to judge.

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    Search the Utility forum. some different stuff posted there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yepyep View Post
    Those Dumpster Love Shultzi bags are fantastic. Thanks for the link. I wish I had the time and skill for those.
    I made up my mind to make these when I first read the article. I was a bit nervous until I got the bags this past weekend. Seeing the bags up close and personal and regoing through that article, it is relatively easy.

    One of my concerns was the sewing, but I came across this gizmo:
    http://www.speedystitcher.com/main.html

    Here's a video of it in use toward the bottom of the page:
    http://www.sailrite.com/Speedy-Stitcher-Sewing-Awl-Kit

    I have a plastic shop that has the plastic stiffener material nearby. For the lower cinch strap, I am going to use military web belts.

    I estimate I'll be able to make these over a weekend. I'm pretty excited about it actually.

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    Kent Peterson made panniers out of duct tape:

    http://www.carsstink.org/peterson/Pa...ePanniers.html

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