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Tips, advice, suggestions on loading my bike..

Old 09-29-11, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by zzOtherlandzz
I'm not really sure I need front panniers for this trip, but If I can score the ones on craigslist I'll get them anyway ...
One thing I would try is to see if your rear panniers fit on the front and how the bike handles. When I'm only using two panniers, I put them on the front, which balances my bike better, gives me easier access to some items, and allows for more creative management of the awkwardly-sized items on the rear rack. It might not work as well for you, and you might find that the panniers give you a larger platform to work with in the back, but it might be worth a try.
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