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Old 07-06-19, 09:52 AM
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Well I don't care if it handle a bit worse my next bike will have low riders in the back. I just love the look. Like the one mariposa did (650b camping bike) . I would post the link but I'm still not allowed since I don't have 10 post. I will use gilles bethoud 367 paniers on the back. The racks will be custom built.
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Old 07-07-19, 09:19 PM
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That Mariposa looks pretty sweet. Surly Big Dummy has huge rear panniers w/almost half behind rear hub even though it looks like there would be ample room to mount them more fore-ward.
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Dean Martin: Lung Cancer
Sammy Davis Jr: Laryngeal Cancer
Sinatra: Heart Attack




Originally Posted by BigAura
Dual low-riders and a Martini shaker. Cool baby!




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Old 07-09-19, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus
Dean Martin: Lung Cancer
Sammy Davis Jr: Laryngeal Cancer
Sinatra: Heart Attack
And all three livers crying uncle!
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Old 07-11-19, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by PedalingWalrus
Dean Martin: Lung Cancer
Sammy Davis Jr: Laryngeal Cancer (AKA throat cancer)
Sinatra: Heart Attack
Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a heart attack.[557]
[558] Sinatra was in ill health during the last few years of his life, and was frequently hospitalized for heart and breathing problems, high blood pressure, pneumonia and bladder cancer. He was further diagnosed as having dementia
(Wikipedia)

Sounds like alcohol and cigarettes did him in. Both cause cancers and blood and vein problems in the long run.
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Yeah, but plenty of "clean-living" people don't make it to 82. After a while, you've gotta die of something.
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Old 07-11-19, 09:40 AM
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Hey, you know what they say; "If you live long enough, you will get cancer."

Now back to those sexy, sexy lowriders...
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There is also the Nitto Campee rear rack for those that like the look. Just make sure your feet are small enough.
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I posted this photo above, repeating it here.

Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN

I just finished a five week tour with those rear panniers on the bike shown in the photo, although I used a different rack than in this photo. I commented above that panniers could impair the ability of the derailleur to shift properly on the smaller sprockets on the cassette. But after looking at how the panniers fit on the rack, I think that it really depends on how well the rack pushes the panniers out from the dropouts. Some racks would push the panniers out further than others.

The bike shown is a Rohloff bike, not a derailleur bike, so I had no derailleur problems.
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Old 07-14-19, 03:22 PM
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Rear racks with horizontals a couple inches below the rack top is a good combo. You can remove panniers without interfering with whatever is strapped on top.
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