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Old 10-13-08, 11:57 AM   #1
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Repairing a Carradice Pannier

Have any of you repaired your Carradice panniers? I have a set of "Super C's", and I've managed to wear a hole into the right hand corner of one of the front panniers. I don't know if I should try to sew it, patch it from the inside or from the outside using a tent patch kit or...?

I'd like to nip this in the bud to keep moisture out and to keep it from getting bigger. Any suggestions?

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Use a couple of canvas patches. One on the inside and another on the outside. I'd double (or triple) stitch it and then coat everything with cotton duck wax dressing: paying more attention to the seams. I also like to stitch across the doubled patches, thus putting less strain on the structural (outer) stitches.
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Thanks. Are there special patches available or should I try to find some canvas of a similar thickness?
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I'd just use canvas of a similar thickness. I've never looked for any special kind, but it may be available.
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I would contact Carradice and see what they say. They have a lifetime warranty against "defects". I doubt they consider that a defect, but you won't know unless you ask.
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i would contact carradice and see what they say. They have a lifetime warranty against "defects". I doubt they consider that a defect, but you won't know unless you ask.
http://www.carradice.co.uk/contact.htm

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Have any of you repaired your Carradice panniers? I have a set of "Super C's", and I've managed to wear a hole into the right hand corner of one of the front panniers. I don't know if I should try to sew it, patch it from the inside or from the outside using a tent patch kit or...?

I'd like to nip this in the bud to keep moisture out and to keep it from getting bigger. Any suggestions?

http://fb.esnips.com/doc/f1ce6704-7f...92180/PA130001

I'd just darn it with some waxed cotton thread. I did this on an LL Bean canvas bag that I've had
for 20 years and the darn is still good after 10 years of abuse.
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Carradice have sold me a patch kit. I'm going to give that a try. If the patches come off, I'll try sewing some on as some of you have recommended.
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