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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
    Last edited by obsidian; 10-06-07 at 10:25 PM.

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    still commuting...... Brian T's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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