There has been a few posts related to making your own panniers. I just posted some directions on how to make my own design of panniers and thought I would let everyone here know. They are a little different, but very effective, at least for me. I do not have any plans to go commercial but will not rule out the possibility of doing it someday, so let me know what you think of my design. I realize that most people will point out that there are not compartments but coming from backpacking, two compartments seem better than one, IMO. The directions are at the bottom of the list under "accessories", #12 Bike panniers.