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Old 10-26-12, 02:48 PM
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Pics of your "unconventional" (homemade) panniers, racks, bags, trailers, etc.

I thought we had a thread here somewhere on this but can't seem to bring it up on a search. So maybe we need a new thread?!

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Ok, I put all my photos of my HMHB together into a single set...

That said, I notice a problem with the sign below...

I went into Southern Jefferson State, not California, that sign was put in the wrong spot (probably by a bunch of scofflaw Californians)

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Old 10-26-12, 05:14 PM
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Actually, it has scotchlite tape on it now, but I haven't used it in a week or two. I was trying to isolate a noise on my SS and thought it was coming from the pannier. Turns out my rear wheel was falling apart.
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Funny you started this thread. I came upon this guy's rack today and couldn't help but take a pic.

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Well, I've had a series of bags for my bike. Right now, I have an old el-cheapo tote-bag that was just lying around, put in some cardboard to give it shape, and cut slits in the bottom to run velcro cable ties through.

I tried making my own grocery panniers, but where they went, I don't know! On my first trip to the store, by the time I got to the store, my panniers were AWOL! I couldn't find them even after retracing my route many times! After that, I gave up and ordered the M-Wave Double Daytrippers that get's my groceries now.

Side notes: To the OP, I don't think you have enough lights there! To the poster above... Wow! What a big rack! (I crack myself up!)

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Currently not configured like this way, but it may qualify for honorable mention Was very practical back during my bike/bus days- allowed me to dig through my pack without setting it on the ground.
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My DIY pannier from a few years ago.

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Here was my frankenbike this summer. Not much not homemade here. haha
Note the front rack was an aluminum shovel, made to hold my 8 lb tool bag. The only tool not needed on this bike is a 12mm wrench, and I found one of those on the highway. Homemade washers for the rear dropout, hose clamps,
plumbing parts, the wires are off shaver+dishwasher, the shifter mount used to be a frt derailler. The tube in the
front is a DIY light I made to use up the third watt of power. Screw in LED bulbs.
I put this together just to tryout the SA hub wheels and the ENO crank. Best performing bike I've ever had.
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