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Old 10-22-12, 08:40 PM
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Nice way to hang pannier on a wall?

I am tired of putting my pannier (Timbuk2 Shift, fwiw) on the floor of our entry way each night. Have any of your devised nice setups for hanging a pannier on a wall? I've been thinking about ways to suspend a cable or rod that I could hook my pannier on. I'd love to hear suggestions or see pictures of your solutions. (I definitely do not want to hang the pannier by the nylon handle!)

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Old 10-22-12, 11:51 PM
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I don't have a solution that I use... my panniers spend their time at home on the floor, then get packed and ready for the next day's ride, like most I would guess.

If I was going to rig something up, I suppose I would try to simulate how the panniers "grab" on to my rear rack. My panniers are Ortleib backrollers, so I suppose any horizontal bar that is similar diameter to the steel of the rack would work. Perhaps install something like a towel rod for the panniers' grabby-hooks to grab and hang on?

Good luck, if you find something that works well and you like, do please share it....
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Old 10-23-12, 12:12 AM
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Yeah, if your paniers hold by two hooks on the back then you could buy a cheap towel rack at Ikea and hang them how they naturally hang on the bike..
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Old 10-23-12, 06:13 AM
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I have a spot on a shelf and I just lay them down on their side. Frequently I just leave them on the bike.
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Do you want to hang them full or empty?

I'm thinking of mounting old racks perpendicular on a wall in the garage or basement to hang bags and panniers on, no pics yet though because that plan is still in the concept phase.

Maybe look at some of the portable clothing racks or the old wooden garmet/suit/valet stands.


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Why not just leave the panniers on your bike?
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Originally Posted by Bluish Green View Post
If I was going to rig something up, I suppose I would try to simulate how the panniers "grab" on to my rear rack. My panniers are Ortleib backrollers, so I suppose any horizontal bar that is similar diameter to the steel of the rack would work. Perhaps install something like a towel rod for the panniers' grabby-hooks to grab and hang on?
That's what I've been contemplating -- something like a 1x4 board to go against the wall, a couple of "bookend" pieces jutting out from each side of the 1x4, and a metal rod suspended between those end pieces. Something like this towel holder, but a plain metal rod fixed in place that would not extend past the end pieces. The 1x4 back would protect the wall from the pannier hooks, and terminating the rod inside the end pieces would allow me to add set screws to hold the rod in place and improve rigidity. I might sculpt the end pieces so that I could hang lightweight items like my shell or rain pants on them.

I don't leave the pannier on the bike because the bike stays in the garage, and I want easy access to the pannier at night. I would hang it full.
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Old 10-23-12, 09:08 PM
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I just run a small rope, like 1/4" diameter clothesline from 2 nails into the wall. Nails are spaced 5 feet apart. Works perfectly.
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Old 10-24-12, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
Why not just leave the panniers on your bike?
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I hang mine from a coat hanger in the closet by the entry door.
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Find a blank spot on the wall somewhere, install a wire grid panel (or two), and hang your panniers there. You could keep it KISS like that or go all artsy fartsy and incorporate a paint/wall covering under the panel(s) with a complementary or contrasting color to set off your panniers, with a border around that and even accent lighting.
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Originally Posted by 1lonerider View Post
I hang mine from a coat hanger in the closet by the entry door.
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Old 10-25-12, 06:44 AM
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I'd think a piece of 1/4" all thread rod would work perfect between a pair of brackets.
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Old 10-25-12, 07:32 AM
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That's an easy problem to solve.

1) Mount bike with rack on wall.

2) Put pannier on bike where it belongs.



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Old 10-25-12, 08:29 AM
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The one that carries my food stays on the bike because I just put a plastic bag full of what I am going to eat each day, then at night I take out the plastic bag full of empty containers. The other one sits on a kitchen chair because that one gets repacked with clothes and shoes and whatnot each night. It is not in the way as we have six kitchen chairs, two people.
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Old 10-25-12, 11:21 AM
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Dowel and some picture hanging wire?

I bought some rather heavy duty clothes hangers,
now that I'm thinking of it..

already have some over the door clothes hooks, overloaded ...




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Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
Yeah, if your paniers hold by two hooks on the back then you could buy a cheap towel rack at Ikea and hang them how they naturally hang on the bike..
Towel racks are not usually designed to hold a 20+ pound load... I'm not sure this is a good idea.
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Old 09-07-18, 09:22 AM
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Get a hook from Home Depot and screw it into a stud.
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Originally Posted by cmorgan View Post
Have a look at www . bike24 . com / p2176082.html
This is a great idea if you only have one pannier and it has the right type of clip. The actual address is: https://www.bike24.com/p2176082.html .

I have the Topeak MTX DXP trunk bag and pannier set, which is a large trunk bag in the middle with two fold-out panniers on the sides. They don't come apart and I like to leave the panniers unfolded to pack and unpack them. What I've done is build a floor rack using an old tripod stand from my drum set with an unused clamp-on rear rack attached to it. The rack sits horizontally and I just throw my bag over it the same way I would throw it over the rack on my bike. Impractical if you don't have any drum hardware or an old rear rack hanging around - or if you are short on floor space - but I'm guessing there is someone out there scratching his or her head right now, saying "Oh, yeahhhh...that's exactly what I'm gonna do!"
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Panniers are cheap, bikes are expensive. Leave your panniers out in the rain and bring the bike indoors
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