Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, NY
Bikes: Nigel Dean Tour Ace, Ciocc Designer '84, Simoncini SLX (x2), Lynskey Litespeed Ti, Lemond Poprad, '69 Peter Cockburn Audax
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I bought a pair of Ortlieb Roller Classics recently. I think that they are a great pannier, and they will certainly last a 45-60 day tour. I also use them on my commute (32 mile roundtrip), and they work fine. The one thing that is kind of annoying is that they don't have an exterior pocket of any sort. I suppose that the "roller" part precludes them. However, the roller also keeps everything inside extremely dry --- including my laptop.
The limit on your size of pannier is what you intend to carry with you along the way: tools, parts, raingear, clothing, and food.
FWIW, I think that bottom of the line Ortliebs are a lot better than some of the others you have listed.
Originally Posted by Craigslist
Note to you BLOWHARD MORONS out there: The fork is not bent. Most PEUGEOTS of the '70s forks DID NOT line up with the head tube angle. This is normal. The last pic is from the 1972 Dutch catalog showing this EXACT MODEL in diagram. Keep your comments to yourself......
It's pronounced, "Co-burn."