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Old 11-15-14, 07:15 AM   #26
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Have you seen the front carrier kit for panniers on the Ori website?
Front-fork carrier kit - ORi Life Style Folding Bikes
I know there is a issue with the supply of Ori parts to the rest of the world buts its an idea that could work if you are prepared to do some improvising and modifying of some other off the shelf front carrier.
I have carried a rucksack on the mezzo rack successfully. I used 4 carabiners, two to each shoulder strap of the rucksack, one at the top clipped to the saddle rails and one at the bottom clipped to the rack. Pull the straps taut and your done. I have seen a similar thing done on Bromptons where a wooden dowel is strapped to the seat rails and the rucksack straps looped over the dowel.
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Old 11-15-14, 08:08 AM   #27
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Interesting. Could be a good solution for other folders as well, such as the Brompton

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Distance.. Hooks to the bottom of my Sport packers is a foot.
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Old 10-23-16, 04:21 AM   #29
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Interesting. Could be a good solution for other folders as well, such as the Brompton

Really nice. Where did you see these or buy these?

It could be from LIFTSTYLE FOLDING BIKES but the link by cpg is broken.
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Brompton pannier rack Using The front mounting block Brompton Pannier Rack ? Kinetics
using the parts from The Regular B bag Mounts .

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Old 10-23-16, 10:15 AM   #31
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Brompton pannier rack Using The front mounting block Brompton Pannier Rack ? Kinetics
using the parts from The Regular B bag Mounts .
How's steering on the bike?

I have never toured with my fold-up but thought to get low rider front pannier frames to keep the center of gravity as low as possible.
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My Brompton, ( & Bike Friday Pocket Llama) handles better with a front load .

Bike Friday's Pannier rack on the PL, Bromptons touring Bag and O bag on the Brommy..

that^^ is not My Brompton Its from the Kinetics site
this is/was

I've since sold the black Mk2 and bought a BRG mk4 M3L.



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Old 10-23-16, 11:51 AM   #33
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How's steering on the bike?
Un affected because its still attached to the frame mounted block on the head tube..

the rack itself, from Maker-seller's site







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Old 11-15-16, 01:24 PM   #34
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Nekohime, what did you end up getting for your groceries?
I see your post was 6 years ago or so?

Also, on my end--do you guys have a recommendation for a xootr swift pannier/rack system?
I have a jury-rigged bmx rack on the back. It works, but it's sorta awkward.
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Old 11-15-16, 01:57 PM   #35
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Reply from the Oribikes representative in Spain about adding a front-rack to hang a couple of small pannier bags like on a Dahon:

"No possible in Ori the front-rack, it would do no possible to fold the bike."
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Old 11-16-16, 03:23 PM   #36
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On a side note, the Ortlieb Backroller works great on my Xootr Swift

I ordered some, as there's a massive sale at REI right now on them.
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Old 11-17-16, 02:57 AM   #37
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Birdie loaded for shopping. I also have a frame bag but not fitted to bike in photo. I dont tour.
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Old 11-17-16, 09:43 AM   #38
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Brompton's pannier for..... well, anything (and bike folds with pannier attached)

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The Tern Cargo Rack seems to be adaptable for different shapes and sizes of frames / wheels. The only issue I see is that the top rails are really thick and might not fit all clips. It would have been better if the rails were all uniform thickness. The top and side panels are screwed together, and ship disassembled, flat packed. I calculated that it should work with 16" wheels. It can be adjusted lower for a more compact fold.
https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/471/cargo-rack
Here is a PDF with dimensions:
https://www.ternbicycles.com/sites/d...nsions-web.pdf



I have the Dahon Traveller Rack, which has been really stable with high loads, but it's not adjustable so probably won't fit other frames. The lower rail fits exactly Ortlieb bags with enough clearance to the derailler, about 13", 33cm (might hit the dual drive box release button though).
Dahon Bikes USA - Traveller Rear Rack



Here is a blog from someone comparing the 2. The guy has an image of his bags being able to clip onto the top rail of the Tern rack, so maybe it's not a problem, but using the larger clip size would mean being a bit loose when mounting on the lower rail.
Product review: Bike racks for folding bikes - Freewheeling France
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Old 12-07-17, 10:20 AM   #40
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I know this is about panniers, and that's what I've used for years, but I just got a burley travoy and - dang - I so wish I had done it sooner! Amazing.
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I know this is about panniers, and that's what I've used for years, but I just got a burley travoy and - dang - I so wish I had done it sooner! Amazing.
Agree. The Travoy is really cool. Love how it folds out, folds up, and works also as a hand-cart.
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Just had to post this. So cool.
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