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Old 07-21-11, 09:48 AM
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Banjo Brothers Market Pannier... or something else?

Looking for a decent (not going to be used every day) pannier that isn't very expensive or overpriced.

Banjo Brothers Market Pannier looks pretty great. Anything else in that realm?
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Old 07-21-11, 09:52 AM
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DIY? pick up a Sewing machine , at a charity shop and make your own stuff..
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Old 07-21-11, 09:55 AM
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I have a sewing machine, and I'm pretty good with it. I would really need something as a general reference and don't have anything. :/
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What shape are your needs? want a grocery bag substitute?

Me, I use a Ortlieb back roller, bring it into the grocery shop,
and have the checker put stuff in it/them

they credit a nickel for not using a new carry bag, each.
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Old 07-21-11, 10:16 AM
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Something I can fit a half full bag of groceries in. Or some shoes and a change of clothes. Not huge. I like bags that have the straps so they can be cinched down to smaller size if need be.
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Old 07-21-11, 10:23 AM
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I think I will go for the Banjo. I also want to make some. My rack has 2 sides Finding things like buckles and d-rings is usually a pain in the arse.
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Old 07-21-11, 01:59 PM
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Used panniers seem to be easy to come across on ebay. I bought a pair of used Novara panniers for like $25, and there were lots of others for sale too.
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I have the Banjo Brothers grocery panniers. My heels hit them unless I put the platform pedals under the centers of my feet. They are great for groceries, which implies a short ride--to the grocery store. I myself would not use them for daily commuting.
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Originally Posted by swwhite View Post
I have the Banjo Brothers grocery panniers. My heels hit them unless I put the platform pedals under the centers of my feet. They are great for groceries, which implies a short ride--to the grocery store. I myself would not use them for daily commuting.
Ahhh that's good vital info. I have size 12 shoes, so that could be an issue.
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Old 07-22-11, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by AaronAnderson View Post
Ahhh that's good vital info. I have size 12 shoes, so that could be an issue.
any pannier is going to come with a risk of heel strike, that is going to depend on the size and style of your bike and the type of rack mounted. You may be able to determine on your own before purchasing a pannier whether or not you will have heel interference by doing some careful measuring.

As for panniers, I use a Timbuk2 Bullitt (I don't think they make it anymore) sort of a half pannier half messenger bag. It rides a little higher up on the rack, so I don't have to worry as much about heel strike.
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The Banjo Brothers market panniers work well for my commute. My small messenger bag and/or computer backpack fit nicely inside, and stay clean. Heel strike isn't a problem on my bike.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
they credit a nickel for not using a new carry bag, each.
In Ireland they charge 30 US cents per plastic bag but recently they've gotten clever and only offer heavy-duty plastic bags for $1.15.

To the OP, I got one of these brought over. It's not my primary pannier, but I bring it along when i know i'm going shopping:
http://cgi.ebay.com/BICYCLE-SHOPPING...item45fb10ce21
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I have size 12 feet and BB Market Panniers.
There was some heel strike issues until I got my Long Haul Trucker with super-long chainstays.
No problem now.
Also, I've never been able to make anything complex, like a decent bag, as a DIY that was as good as the bought version, and didn't end up costing more.
I just bought $50 worth of ortlieb hardware to convert some old bags into panniers - the BB panniers are about that price new.
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I have one that I use for grocery shopping/ taking big boxes to the post office/ etc. It's working well so far and at least with my bike have not experienced any heel strike. It would probably work fine for commuting in nice weather.
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