Pardon me if I'm retracing old ground but I'm wondering about the Arkel bug for general commuting needs (no laptop, some fragile stuff) and see from some outdated posts that they used to not fit on blackburn racks which is what I have and don't want to replace. Has this issue been solved in Arkel's new designs?
I want a durable pannier. Single or double. But I want to buy quality... and buy once. One priority since I bike in the dark is that I really don't want anything to block my DiNotte taillight (mounted under the seat) so I have ruled out some options (like Axiom columbus) that sit on the top of the rack.
FINALLY, I haven't ridden with a single side pannier and it's hard not to think this thing wouldn't leave me chronically off balance. )(*&#!!
Anybody out there have insights into these questions?