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Old 02-01-15, 01:18 PM
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Panniers?

Looking for a replacement set.

My original set are now 3 years old and starting to fall apart. They were the Axiom dutch shopper bags. I loved them because I could easily pack them with 60-70lbs of stuff and they would hold.



I have been looking for weeks and found these.
**NEW** 40-50ltr Heavy Duty waterproof Pannier Bags ? Roswheel Online Shop & UK / Europe bike accessory distribution - inc. SAHOO, BOI, Ride Pro


I am mainly trying to avoid anything sporty looking, even if they would work or even work better.
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Old 02-01-15, 02:49 PM
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Ortlieb and forget about panniers until they are stolen.
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Old 02-01-15, 04:52 PM
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Those look decently priced, even with shipping. If they're actually durable.
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+1, no clue about the seam reliability, thats a sewers question woven fabrics fray and then come apart then you would hand sew them back together....


Ortliebs Seams are Welded (there are Asian Made Welded seam Bags now for cheaper .. But ..

All the mounting spare parts for Ortlieb are available pretty Much Planet Wide. ...
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Old 02-02-15, 12:43 AM
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I second Ortlieb. My Back Roller Cities are great.
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Old 02-02-15, 01:35 AM
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Once again, Ortlieb. I've had the same panniers since 2006. They look like hell now, but that's because I've used/abused them in all weather every single day for nine years. They're still going strong. Totally waterproof, go on and off the bike with ease, and are very, very durable. They may actually outlive me.
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One question though: OP's original set is falling apart after only 3 years? What are you hauling?

Ortliebs here as well, mine must be >10 years old by now. During the years I've had to replace the quick release parts that hold the bag closed, that's all. The plastic QR design is fine in most other respects, but it can fail in extremely cold weather.

I also have a large Carradice saddle bag for light touring, it's a durable and well designed product. They make panniers too, you might go and see if they make something that would suit your needs.

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I recently posted to this Commuting Forum thread, ”Easy on & off commuter bag”:

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I recently bought an Orttlieb (City) single pannier for $80, and it totally fits the bill. It literally can be just pulled off with a carrying handle yet is well-affixed to my ordinary bike rack. It’s waterproof and voluminous, and even can be left open at the top for protruding items. The clasps are sturdy and quick to open and close.

The only downside, which is not a problem for me, it has no individual pockets or compartments, but I just compartmentalize small things in my pocket, and tools in a small bag put into the pannier. It’s great for bulky items.

Note also the bright reflective triangle, present on both ends of the bag for either left or right side mounting of the pannier.

On that thread though, there was some debate about carrying a laptop in a pannier bag.

Originally Posted by harshbarj View Post
Looking for a replacement set…I am mainly trying to avoid anything sporty looking, even if they would work or even work better.
And Ortlieb are about as plain as you can get.
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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
I also have a large Carradice saddle bag for light touring, it's a durable and well designed product. They make panniers too, you might go and see if they make something that would suit your needs.
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Carradice are as tough as they come and easy to fix. After 15 years, I had make some repairs and Carradice supplied a kit, just cut the fabric patch as they suggest and glue on. You can also stitch them.
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& there are the Bike Buckets The Bike Bucket - Bike Buckets Square Bucket + the hooks to hang them from your rear rack..
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If you live near an REI, you might be able to pick up some Ortlieb Backroller classics on sale. The one near me had them for $113/pair which, compared to $180 at the other bike shops, seemed like a good deal. Unfortunately they don't seem to be for sale on REI's online store.
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Arkel and forget about panniers until they are stolen.

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