I am setting up my T-bike now and am down to the "short strokes". I think I'd like to add a "trunk bag" for tent poles, tools, and assorted whatever. I have a Tubus Cargo rear rack that I'd like it to sit atop and either strap it or bungy it down to the rack. I am using Ortlieb rear panniers.
Unfortunately, the Tubus rack has an odd "turn up" in the tubing shown below that reduces the potential length of any bag that might sit atop the rack. In order to fit inside the upward curls and the end of the rack the most a bag could be is 12-13". Wondering if anyone has ever bent these down to flow straight? Or hacked them off? If I could eliminate these bends, I could use a longer bag (btw, tent poles are ~16.5")...which would be ideal. Would love to straighten these bends out.
The Ortlieb trunk bags are huge and seem to be made to position across the tops of the rear panniers. The Arkel bag looks more like it, but may be too long at 16".
Any suggsetions? BTW, waterproof cover gets bonus points.