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Old 03-19-11, 09:58 AM
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Pannier repair, looking for ideas

Hi All, While in the process of building my first touring frame I dug out my old panniers I used on my mountain bike only to be reminded that one of my dogs as a puppy chewed off the hold down straps/buckles for the top flap, and yes, both bags.

I'd like some repair ideas from anyone as the panniers are too good to toss into the recycle bin.

TIA, Brad
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Old 03-19-11, 10:18 AM
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Can you use a needle and thread and sew on some more fabric, etc?

seek out someone in your town that does Alterations, for their Sewing machine and skills , perhaps?

Home sewing machines are OK with a sharp needle.

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Old 03-19-11, 11:32 AM
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try 'speedy sticher' a great fixer
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Backpack material also requires a thimble but its pretty simple to attach new straps. I usually use some kind of back-stitch for strength.
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Thanks for the tips! fietsbob, I'm not a sewer by a far stretch.

lee kenny/MichaelW, Your tips led me here: https://backpackrepair.com/ .

Thanks, Brad
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Take it to a shoe repair shop.
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+1 on the shoe repair shop. If you can still find these guys. They might be a dying breed.
You might get either REI or Campmor for repairs
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I second finding somebody that does alterations.They will know their way around a sewing machine.Ask them to use 100% poly thread if they can.
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+1 on the shoe repair guy.
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Could you glue/epoxy something in place?
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another recommendation for shoe repair type store-they will have the super strong needles and machines to sew stuff on.
should be inexpensive too
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