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Old 02-19-11, 10:09 AM   #1
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New Panniers Arrived Today What Do You Think PIC!

I found these on ebay and threw in a low bid and won. They are Novara (REI) panniers and in like new condition and fit perfectly. I could not be more happy with these.

Should I take the rack bag off and add a under seat bag for my tools and tubes or leave as is?


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Old 02-19-11, 11:15 AM   #2
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Eh, your choice on the bags...trunk is bigger.

Hey, that RD looks familiar!!!
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Hey, that RD looks familiar!!!
Imagine that...

The trunk is not as big as it looks, but the panniers are pretty darn big and roomy. It's just a pain to remove/replace the panniers with the trunk mounted, and the trunk is mounted with Velcro straps which is a pain in itself.

I was thinking a nice under seat bag for tools, and tubes, and a cargo net to strap a jacket or whatever to the top of the rack.
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The panniers really look good on that bike, CC.
If your intent is to dress it up like a full tourer, I'd just stick with the trunk.
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Imagine that...

I was thinking a nice under seat bag for tools, and tubes, and a cargo net to strap a jacket or whatever to the top of the rack.
That would be my choice. I don't like the trunk on top of the pannier look and i agree it could be a pain function wise.
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Well, right now it's set up like it is in the second photo, and I'll keep it this way for now as wrestling to remove the trunk is a real pain. Now if I could find a Cannondale style handle bar bag I'd be set. I've put a lot of time into this bike, and want to get it just right.

I have really fallen for the touring geometry, and enjoy ridding it more than my race geometry bikes.

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That would be my choice. I don't like the trunk on top of the pannier look and i agree it could be a pain function wise.
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