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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Guess I'm a little late in posting pics but wanted to road test this as well. Quite a few of the contents of the Pedros MTK are redundant. Multiple allan keys and cone wrenches etc aren't needed for simple house calls. So one case is used for basic tools (including a derailleur hanger tool) and work clothes and the other has simple spares - tubes, lubes, cables etc. Total weight of both bags is less than 40lbs.
ebike has a 500W HT motor and has no problem dragging this up any hill in Montreal. Top speed is unaffected, but - you really don't wanna drive fast with that much weight on the back of a bike with no rear suspension unless the roads are perfectly smooth. Soft luggage have some built in suspension - these don't. But they ARE completely waterproof and well suited for the intended use.
The OMM rack was modified slightly - the bottom mounting pieces were tossed and the single piece left was bolted directly to the frame for increase rigidity. The Arkel mounting hardware had to was cut down to fit precisely across the back of the hard case.
Last edited by Burton; 11-20-12 at 01:37 PM.