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Old 10-06-07, 10:19 PM   #1
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Pannier Question (ebay item)

What do you think of these German Army surplus panniers I found on ebay? Price is good. They are large. Will my heels hit them? I am riding a Jamis Coda Comp.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230173403400

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Old 10-07-07, 08:54 AM   #2
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I was looking at them about 2 months ago. I ended up buying a used set of REI panniers, because I had the same thoughts about my heels.
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Old 10-07-07, 09:03 AM   #3
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Yes, even if the auction hadn't ended, your heels would have hit it. Take a look at the last picture; even the pedal hits it. There's absolutely no room for a foot.

Generally, your panniers can extend in front of the rear skewer only a few cm before heel strike becomes a problem.
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Old 10-07-07, 10:15 PM   #4
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Might be ok for something like the Kona Ute, or as replacement bags for a XtraCycle.
Heel strike looks to be a problem on anything but a long tail.
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Or maybe a recumbent?
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