I've got the idea to try a little bike/camping expedition - just an overnight trip on the Katy Trail (Missouri) with my son on our tandem. I'm going to need some panniers.
I don't think I'm going to become a real bike tourist, but I might try it again if we have fun. I have been known to do some bike commuting, so commuter-friendly bags would be a plus.
I looked at Nashbar - they had these peanut-shaped "Euro" bags. Hmm:
And then, there are these at Performance:
The ones at Performance have quite a few gripes in the reviews. I guess the Nashbar "peanut" might fit better if I want to use my road bike for some commuting next year.
For our trip, I'm going to be carrying a small tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and some clothes.
Any tips, advice? I wouldn't mind a used set, either...