My latest cycling-related research project is a rear rack and trunk for the Surly LHT. I want to begin commuting around town or be able to carry more items on the group rides.
I've nearly settled on the Topeak MTX system of rack and trunk. However, the bags I see on-line appears to be more than I need, even without the fold-up panniers. Yet, I also don't want to end up with a trunk that's too small and wish I'd bought a larger one.
Anyone have a favorite Topeak trunk? I don't need the panniers and I don't plan to haul home this week's groceries -- just something large enough for a pair of shoes, a jacket, extra snacks, a strong U-lock, or some groceries, library books, or lunch. I like the Topeak products in general -- they always seem durable and well-designed yet not expensive.