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Old 03-03-09, 09:00 PM
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panniers for Norvara Randonee

I recently purchased a Norvara Randonee and while conducting research-I saw a statement about the panniers and getting the right type so my size 13 feet don't always knock against them. Didn't save story. If anyone has any information about brand and sizing please let me know. Thank you.
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If it is a newer Randonee with the stock rack you should be fine, it is long enough to move the pans rearward. Get some quality panniers that have a lower front corner that angles back to provide more heel clearance. Most panniers such as Arkel, Jandd, etc have this design.
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The Arkel panniers also allow one to adjust the rail-hooks back and forth. This makes it rather easy to gain an inch or two of heel clearance if needed. I have no idea how Jandd's hook system works...

Furthermore, consider a longer rack like the Jandd Expedition perhaps.

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I love my new Randonee. And I love my year-old Ortlieb Backpacker plus panniers. However, I can't figure out how to use my panniers on the Randonee rack. I can fasten the top clips ok, but I can't find any position or orientation where the bottom hook can grab any part of the rack. It looks like I should be able to move the hook to the top part of the oval (see picture) but the little screw in the track holding the hook is blocked from moving to the top part of the oval. Before I start dismantling the pannier (the screws holding the track and hook have locknuts on the other ends deep inside the lining of the pannier) is there something I'm missing? Is anyone using this combination of rack & pannier?
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I think you just gotta unscrew the knobby guy that moves around and move it to the other track. I think thats what I did when I was in the store messing with it but I do not own one. Maybe there is some part you can order from Ortleib?
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In the picture, the bottom clip-thing is pointing upwards. That can be rotated 360 degrees. I have mine pointing down, so that when I lower the pannier onto the rack, the clip-thing grabs the lower rail. The clips on the tops should prevent the pannier from bouncing up and off the rack.
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