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    Minivelo Longtail - need shopping pannier advice

    The Louis Garneau LGS MV Cargo is a new 20" minivelo longtail available now here in Japan. I think it would make a nice birthday present for my wife. She would be using it primarily for shopping so I was looking into shopping panniers that could be used with it. Any suggestions?



    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/hakusen/mvcargo/

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    Are you thinking the bigger bags like those found on the BD or smaller ones that can be popped off and carried into the the store when shopping?

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    I think she`d prefer bigger bags that could just be left on the bike. Something like a Yuba Go-Getter but it`d have to be much smaller to avoid heel strike on this bike.

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    I have the Front Pannier rack on my Bike Friday, And I use them constantly I can even load on top of them.

    I dont have a rear rack.. maybe those big Dutch bags like clever cycles in PDX OR sells would work .

    I have another bike with regular pannier racks and pop the panniers off and fill it at the check out counter
    then put them back on..

    I think there is a Custom bag maker in Japan, a Mr Watanabe ? he can make something perfect.

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    I didn't see measurements, but maybe the Kona Big Ute bags? They mount using hooks and you might be able to move them a bit to help with heel clearance. It they aren't adjustable, consider replacing with Arkel hardware.

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    Thanks - the Kona regular size bags look like they might work. I'm thinking maybe Edgerunner bags would work better because they are made for the small 20" wheels - just not sure if I could get them here in Japan.

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    i was just foolin' when i did this, but if some one makes this style basket in a larger size


    (my micro cargo)

    one of those detatchable handlebar baskets. one on each side could pop on and off when you want them.

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