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Old 03-19-08, 02:29 AM
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Looking for advice on Ortlieb bags.

Ok here is my problem.
We have gotten our new Ortlieb Front and Rear Roller Classics and are very happy with them. BUT we also found out that we will miss the outer nylon net (holder ?) of our old AGU VENTURA 135 PANNIERSET with an elastic cord that could be pulled to tighten. These were so usefull on our tours as they could hold anything from fruit to 1.5lt water bottles to a thermos that could be reached without dismounting and really don't need to be in a waterproof bag.
We have checked out the Ortlieb Outer Pocket but they really aren't what were looking for.

So any suggestions as to where I could find anything similar and how I could mount in on the Ortlieb front bags without demaging them?
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Ortlieb sell outside pockets you can attach to the panniers. Haven't used them myself.
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That is THE problem with Ortlieb Rollers. If you're not happy with the Outer Pockets (as you state), you could maybe try some kind of cargo net.

I have attached stuff to the outside of a Roller with straps that go round the entire pannier. It looks a bit messy, it isn't very practical, and you need the pannier to be full of clothes or something similar so you can compress it a bit with the straps. But it did the job for the short distance I needed it.

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I'm shopping around for panniers and it does look like the back rollers don't come with any outer compartments or anything...
I've heard of people using eagle creek pack-it cubes in their Ortliebs to organize stuff. It also makes accessing things faster and easier I guess.
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What kind of stuff do you need to put in outer compartments? A handlebar bag or a top tube bag might do the trick.
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