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Old 07-25-08, 10:15 AM   #26
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I also have the Transit Epic panniers and haven't had any problems. I've ridden up and down curbs with a very light or no load (work clothes, rain gear) and use them for grocery shopping. They were somewhat difficult to secure and I never remove them. My new bike will be getting a quick release setup.
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Old 07-27-08, 07:03 PM   #27
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How about these?

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1216956730106

Or these?

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1216956730105

I just bought the first ones, I'll let you know how they work.
Well, after 30 minutes or so of ham fisted drilling, screwing etc, they are on.
bwinton said they are tricky to install, wouldn't say that, but you do need to think carefully about where exactly to mount them, one thing not clear from the pictures, they have a bend molded in, which you flatten out when fastening the bottom screw. This means the inner latch gives a positive connection around the rack tube, which is then pulled back when pulling on the strap connector. Obvious when you look at the thing in your hand. I positioned them to line up with the existing straps, which on my old an well used Seratus panniers means the clips now sit nicely between where the tube doubles up at the front, and where they bend up at the back. it positions the bag slightly further back out of reach of my big feet, and they don't move forward when going over bumps when heavily loaded. Seems like a successful and worthwhile mod.

Hardest things were drilling out the old rivets, and drilling new holes without snagging the fabric.
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