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Old 11-07-13, 10:01 PM   #51
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I sure like my banjo bros products - economical and rugged.
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Old 11-16-13, 11:32 PM   #52
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Not aware of Ortlieb but they sound great. I've used a pair of Jandd and have nothing but good things to say. Many of the commuters in my circle use Jandd.
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Dude, I ran my kitty litter bucket pannier into a brick wall the other day (misjudged a turn) and crashed on it last week (slippery bricks). Just a few scratches to show for both altercations.

I also realized this week that it is also the only mold-proof pannier I own... or at least the easiest to clean up. Welcome to the South!

I built mine out of plastic wastebaskets, worked great. Tougher than heck. Making hardware to mount with quick release (springs & hooks), piece of cake. Put thousands of miles of miles on them. Lots of plastic containers now, some with lids, way more choices now than 40 years ago.
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Old 11-17-13, 01:56 AM   #54
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If you like the bags, Arkel sell a cam lock hook kit to replace your hardware.
http://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categ...ook-kit-1.html
personally, I commute daily with Ortleibs. 100% waterproof; great hardware; really big.
Jon in Philly.
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Thanks to all of you for helping me shop.
I ended up with a Ortlieb Downtown Commuter bag
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