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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Feel my pain....

    http://ccorlew.blogspot.com/2013/11/...nd-broken.html

    I'm OK, it's only emotional pain. But it was an expensive mistake. Very expensive.
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    So sorry. What kind of pannier/attachment system were you using?

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    I don't think it was the fault of the panniers. I've had them for ages. I think I just got in a rush (I'm stressed at work, and my sweet wife was out of town, so I'm discombobulated) and didn't pay attention when I attached them in the cold dark morning.
    I've had such good customer service from the pannier maker I am replacing mine with a newer model by the same company. That said, the newer ones do have a different attaching system.
    My panniers were the now-discontinued Detours Transit model.
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    Senior Member no motor?'s Avatar
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    Ouch! I had a pannier detach after crossing some railroad tracks one day and I was worried it would get run over before I got it to it. But that's as close as I want to get to your story, I'm glad the lady was nice enough to help you out like she did.

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    Very nice lady. Could've been much worse having your cards taken..
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    I've lost them over speed bumps. My usual cargo is clothing for work- clean on Monday and dirty on Friday so nowhere as bad as your damage. I would be bummed.
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    Nice lady! I've never lost panniers, but the way mine attach it would be next to impossible for them to come off (Avenir Metro). But like Matariki, I only carry lunch and clothes in mine, so there wouldn't be any damage.

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