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Old 08-27-16, 09:58 PM
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recommend front/small panniers?

looking for a decent quality set of smaller
(front?) panniers. most of what i can find
are either 10-12L per set, or 30+L per pair.
want something more compact (and lighter)
than the standard too much stuff saddlebags.

what do i want?

*about 20-22L total capacity.
*separate bags, NOT cloth strip connected.
*water resistant (waterproof not needed).
*durable rack rail clips that won't break off.
*good grip on rails, won't bounce off on trails.
*1200-1600D nylon material.
*one outside zipper pocket, maybe one or
two outer mesh pockets.
*positive clip to lower rail/lowrider, no straps/hooks.
*drawstring closure, top flap w/buckles.
*maybe some kind of stiffener in the rear panel.

do these bags exist?
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Old 08-28-16, 08:36 AM
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So. can you Sew, know anyone who can & has a machine?

then you can hit all your wish points..
Cordura sews on home machines, with a sharp Needle. Fine. Ive done it.

Klck Fix & Ortlieb sell the locking hook mounting hardware separately ..

add some stiff plastic or aluminum for backing and 'Bob's your uncle'
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Old 08-28-16, 08:47 AM
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I have 4 Beckman needle works World tour panniers that fit and were designed to go on

Bruce Gordon's racks + 8 modified Jandd accessory pockets to mount externally on the girth straps
circling the bags + rain covers custom made, the fronts have a storm flap covered mesh pocket
reachable when you stop the bike.

the rear is made to cover rear load top the rack + the panniers in one piece ..

a good tandem team ,or near 4 season tour kit capacity .. (blue) PM to haggle..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
'Bob's your uncle'
not sure i want to go into the pannier making business.
i think if i went that route, i'd buy something available
locally and modify it.

i do have a couple sets of 15L easydo's that have worn out.
could maybe transfer the hardware over......
https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?sp...id=39316747749

actually, that's an awesome groovy idea, thanks!

they got this here set that comes in small (10L) and
medium (15L). only 25 bucks for a pair. (easydo=taiwan production)

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?sp...id=39648403054
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yep, i checked nashbar first.
daytrekkers...CARGO CAPACITY 12 liters (both panniers)
front panniers...CARGO CAPACITY 10 liters - sold as a pair

website not too clear......are they reallllly that tiny?
convert to cubic cc....i get about 16-17L/pair for fronts
and 13.5L/pair for the daytrekkers, but that's
using the external dimensions.

also a couple drawbacks.....daytrekkers have the cloth strip
connectory thingie.....bungee loops at the bottom....and
600D cloth.

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not sure i want to go into the pannier making business.
I only Made One set, for myself , in the late 70's (stolen with Bike in the late 80's)

Mesh add on pouch https://www.ortlieb.com/en/Mesh-Oute...ortpacker_plus




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Lone Peak Foothills or Sundance panniers

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Racktime Front Travelit panniers, if you can find them now.
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I got some Early generation Ortlieb Sport Packers . Now that bag has been simplified ,

but the original Bags are still made as part of their Horse saddle bags ..

When I got them they were 2 separate bags ...

But since I Use them on my Bike Friday Front pannier rack , And like them to come off together

So I added Webbing to Join them..

Adding the Mesh (helmet carry sized) can always be done, mounting kit included with all their add ons.
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So I made mine with the Arkel mounting system and a 20L dry bag. I punched small holes in the bag where I needed them and then bolted everything down with some silicon sealer and they are great (granted I haven't tested them in rain but the mounting is solid and the whole set up was cheap. I could probably easily put pockets on the outside if needed and just use more seam sealer on the stitching but I didn't need that.
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I was thinking about making my own roll top panniers but it was cheaper for me to just buy a set of Nashbar front waterproof rolltop panniers.
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