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Old 06-18-20, 09:29 PM
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Military Surplus bags for rear rack?

Anyone using Military bags for carrying your stuff? Pics would be nice.Found some older nice ones I might put on.
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Old 06-18-20, 11:23 PM
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Old 06-19-20, 09:42 AM
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Nice! Thank You.
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I like that kick stand!
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Old 06-19-20, 03:35 PM
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I like that kick stand!
Not to overstate, but it's been a mini quality of life enhancement.
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Not to overstate, but it's been a mini quality of life enhancement.
Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly recommend. I had one and your comment really nails it. I loved it on my AWOL but the frame cracked and the Diverge Specialized is sending doesn't have a mounting plate for one. It's going to be a big adjustment to not have the kickstand any more.

Sorry I don't have an on-topic comment about Military Surplus bags, but those on your bike look great!
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Sorry I don't have an on-topic comment about Military Surplus bags, but those on your bike look great!
Great save!
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Here is a link to a recent thread where i have some pictures and a description that detailed converting military musette bags into rear panniers. I used them for years while commuting before giving them to my son for continued use.
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Yes, please

There is tons of DIY for using military surplus bags on the web. Some have even using larger bags as handlebar bags or panniers.
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Thanks to this thread, I just bought ten of these at $3.99. I'm thinking panniers, handlebar bag, seat bag, who knows. I have lots of bikes with places for bags.

https://www.varusteleka.com/en/produ...-surplus/62459
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