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Changing hooks on panniers

Old 04-21-05, 01:55 PM
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Changing hooks on panniers

I own a pair of Serratus Aqua-not panniers but recently changed all my racks for newer ones with oversized tubing. Since my panniers won't fit on these racks, I bought new and larger hooks from the same company that are supposed to fit perfectly on my panniers. The problem is that I have to take off the previous hooks which are riveted in. I tried the best I could to take those rivets out without success.

Do any of you have experience at changing hooks on panniers?

How to you 'break' a rivet?
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Old 04-21-05, 02:43 PM
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You could probably drill out the rivets, if you've got a steady hand and some patience. Just don't slip! Or you could just try and bend the hooks so that they're out of the way, and then replace with new hooks in adjacent positions.

Check out www.TheTouringStore.com. Click you way to close-up photos of the Lone Peak Pannier mounting hooks. They have nice "Loc-on" 8mm or 10mm hooks available. The 10mm hooks are large enough for Tubus racks, and perhaps yours too. I just bought racks and panniers from Wayne and was very pleased with the personal service. He added a third set of pannier hooks just so I could have an extra level of insurance/safety in the event of a crash...
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Old 04-22-05, 03:17 AM
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The Rixen and Kaul system uses an Al extruded rail rivetted onto the bag and the hooks slide onto the rail. The hooks work for both sizes and you can add more for heavy loads.
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Old 04-22-05, 07:08 AM
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Drilling the rivets out worked... thanks for ispoke!
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