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Old 07-28-08, 12:30 PM
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detours panniers?

This is my first time posting here, but I have been reading for a while.

I need some help from you experienced people. My girlfriend just got a bike, and wants to get panniers to go to and from grad school. I have been bike commuting for a little over a year now, but have gone messenger-style the whole time. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a decent, around the city type of pannier. I was looking online, and thought it might be cool to get a B-49 and Teeco for her (casual enough look, Teeco can be used as a backpack, so good for school). I know absolutely nothing about this company, however.

Basically two questions: Does anyone have any feedback about detours' panniers?

Does anyone know any other panniers which might work for these purposes? I want to get her something good, but only have $100ish total to spend on the two bags...

Thanks a lot for the help!
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I like mine. Essentially a bag. Holding up fine and I like how they attach. Not a clip but a twist sleeve if that makes any sense...? No worries about them bouncing off my rack.

I'm using an even more basic pannier than what your looking at ... The Transit Cycle.
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If you're on a tight budget, maybe a bucket pannier will work for her? I'm building a pair this week, and the total expenditure (if I get the fancy pannier hooks with the vinyl protector covers) will be $10.00 for the pair.

The buckets were free at the bakery department of the grocery store, pannier hooks can be bought from Jandd for $1.95/ea, under $1.00 for the mounting bolts/nuts, and a bungee cord to hold the bottom edge in place is around $1.00.
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