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    Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus

    I got the Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus to go along with my Ortlieb Panniers. It is not bad as a backpack.

    The issue I am having is converting back and forth. The clips on the backpack side don't want to come out of the pannier very easy. It was stiff enough the last time I though it was going to break them trying to get them out.

    Anyone find a solution?
    Do they get easier with wear?

    Thanks

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    <Guess> dont own the whole Identical kit .. just 3 sets of the panniers

    the inserts you need for the rack are tight around the back pack adapter pad kit ?

    or you don't pull the release strap quite enough .. Or

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    <Guess> dont own the whole Identical kit .. just 3 sets of the panniers

    the inserts you need for the rack are tight around the back pack adapter pad kit ?

    or you don't pull the release strap quite enough .. Or
    The top is fine. The backpack side has fabric loops. No issues. Now that I think about it, I could make this a backpack with external frame if I wanted......thinking thinking thinking...

    The bottom is the issue. There are plastic clips. They are really tight.
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    I don't use mine very often, but I never broke the clips. They get pretty tight though. I mostly use the shoulder strap, as it's much easier to pack around on the bike since I leave it attached to the bag, just tuck it out of the way so it doesn't get in my spokes. If I was carrying the pack more than a few blocks I might change my mind.
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    I have a set of Bike Packer Plus panniers and I cannot figure out what the OP is talking about. He got them to go with his Ortlieb panniers? They ARE Ortlieb panniers. He uses it/them (?) as a backpack? How do you do that? Mine came with shoulder straps that simply clip on. What clips? What is "the backpack side?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    I have a set of Bike Packer Plus panniers and I cannot figure out what the OP is talking about...
    http://www.therandonneeshop.com/prod...ackpack_system

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...nnier-backpack

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    Thanks. The part about buying the Bike Packer Plus to go with his panniers didn't make any sense to me. Now I get it. He got the backpack system to turn (presumably) a Bike Packer Plus into a backpack.

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    ah the bottom of the bag plastic edge guard , is where the bottom of the carry system snap goes ..

    http://www.ortliebusa.com/prodInfo.asp?pid=205&cid=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    Thanks. The part about buying the Bike Packer Plus to go with his panniers didn't make any sense to me. Now I get it. He got the backpack system to turn (presumably) a Bike Packer Plus into a backpack.
    You are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    ah the bottom of the bag plastic edge guard , is where the bottom of the carry system snap goes ..

    http://www.ortliebusa.com/prodInfo.asp?pid=205&cid=2
    Yes. I think it is a design flaw. The clips go into the pannier. They should just attach to the back pack system.

    If they had a fabric loop, the bag would attach to the pack system the same as the bike.

    So far I can not recommend this setup, ....but I am glad I spent the money to try it out. I should be able to ride with the pack system on my back (weighs nothing), then put the pannier on it when I get to the museum (end destination).

    If you are looking to do some serious Krav Maga, this system will not work for you....Get a pack that sticks to you and forget about the pannier.

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    tell the company say via
    Kathrin Weinmann <kaw@ortlieb.de>
    I cannot do a thing ..

    of course you can always start your own company

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