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New Panniers for Bike!, Who has Something Like This ?

Old 10-12-07, 09:42 PM
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New Panniers for Bike!, Who has Something Like This ?

Went to Performance bike and REI today. Was looking for Panniers that were not real expensive but high quality. I bought the REI Transfer Panniers and the Novara Deluxe Rack Bag.

All of these have rain hoods, yet both have compartments that I like.

I will start filling these Panniers up come next week:

2 Pr Shorts
2 Pr long pants
4 Pr Underwear
Tooth Brush
Deoderant
Gloves
Disposable Razors
Flash light (hand pump type, battery less)
4 Pr light, long sleeve shirts
Light rain gear.
Silk under garments for cold weather.
Light high quality rain / cold weather jacket
Light shoes
4 Pr Socks
2 rolls of Toilet Paper

In Truck Rack Bag:

Extra reading glasses
Road Glasses
Good first aid kit
Bike repair tools
Tire, tube, pump, and patches / with patch tools.
Batteries for headlight and tail light.
Bike Lock
High quality small knife
Dried food bars

This is a list of what is needed, will add a few items for self protection, as long as they are light and small.

I'm setting this up for and emergency situation where I may need to go a bit cross town to get to my dad (who is 92) if we have an earthquake or ? I want enough supplies for me to stay a few days.

These could go on my LeMond road bike or my Trek FX 7.7 for now, but it is designed to go on my commuter bike when I decide on which one (as of now the REI Safari is my choice). If I do get this bike I would change the tires to the best heavy duty type (IMHO) and heavy duty thorn proof tubes, I will also on put on fenders. As stuff does happen when it rains.

All this needs to fit in these panniers and be ready to go when the need arises.

Do any of you have a set up like this ????


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Old 10-12-07, 10:30 PM
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I have a B.O.B. (bug out bag), but it's not set up in panniers; it's set up in a mid-sized duffle bag. But the idea of using panniers on a bike to be self-sufficient is a great idea instead of having to rely on a car. In a large scale evacuation, the bicycle may actually be faster, since depending on location, cars my be stuck in a traffic jam.
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Old 10-13-07, 04:11 PM
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Just Got Back From REI :-)

Starting to put stuff together:

Two Pr Light Northface Cargo Shorts

REI Brand Large Spruce Run Jacket,(Silver Dark Gray) - made with Primaloft, has removable sleeves, so it doubles as a vest (very light jacket and folds in a small bag).

REI Brand Novara Extra Large Express Bike Jacket, (for rain) Yellow (got to fit over Spruce Run if need be, light weight and will fold up small).

Adventure Medical Kit -Weekender

Emergency Space Blanket - Space Brand

Toob tooth Brush - Small and everything is in the tube.

Razor Blades, Deoderant and ? I will pick up tomorrow. I have other stuff to get as per my top post, but that will take a little more shopping.

PS, What type of shoes would you get ?, may get some light rubber sole slip ons ?

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"I'm setting this up for and emergency situation where I may need to go a bit cross town to get to my dad (who is 92) if we have an earthquake or ? I want enough supplies for me to stay a few days."

sounds to me like the best option is to leave some of that stuff at your Dad's... then you can travel quickly on a non-loaded bike to get to him...


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Originally Posted by buelito View Post
"I'm setting this up for and emergency situation where I may need to go a bit cross town to get to my dad (who is 92) if we have an earthquake or ? I want enough supplies for me to stay a few days."

sounds to me like the best option is to leave some of that stuff at your Dad's... then you can travel quickly on a non-loaded bike to get to him...


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Yep, I have stuff at his place, but it is also for me if I need to go anywhere. Being that it is in "BAGS" I can also put it in my car if need arises or just use it in time of need.

I'm going back to REI today to see about a few other items, but also going to Walmart, looking for light shirts (non cotton).

will tell of my adventures later :-)


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Can't Believe It Holds All This :-)

Got back from my shopping adventures:

10 high nutrition Bars ( Cliff, etc, etc)

4 Pr underwear

5 Light Shirts (3 Long Sleeve, 2 Short Sleeve - All light nylon, Polly type (bought at Walmart)

4 Cotton tee Shirts

Nylon pants and jacket (Starter brand), very nice and cheap !

Pearl Izumi leg warmers

Pearl Izumi touring bike gloves

The only thing left is a few tools, lights, batteries and toilet paper.

It is amazing what I fit into three little bags !

Now it on to the big adventure - WHAT BIKE !!!! Going down to Hollywood Pro Bicycle shop later in the week. They build your bike to order, have Surly, Salsa frames in the shop..... we will see.

I still like the REI Safari, but lets see the price difference and quality difference when I talk to Hollywood pro Bicycles. This is exciting !!!

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Don't forget your dehydrated water.

Seriously though, a water filtration system is very important.
Chances are Dad's on some meds, pick up a few weeks supply of those to have handy.
Throw some string in the bag, 550 cord works very well.

Good Luck, Dave

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Don't forget your dehydrated water.

Seriously though, a water filtration system is very important. Chances are Dad's on some meds, pick up a few weeks supply of those to have handy. Throw some string in the bag, 550 cord works very well.

Good Luck, Dave
very good web site, may pick up a thing or two. Yes water filtration unit would be a good idea if it is small and light.

I'm trying to keep it light yet versatile for an emergency situation, or a small trip if I decide so.

Don't have too much room left so must be careful !

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