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Make your own panniers

Old 06-30-19, 05:24 AM
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Cool Make your own panniers

With J-Hooks and Bungee Straps from JANDD Mountaineering


Recumbent Bicycle Kitty Litter Panniers by andyXchrist, on Flickr


Kitty Litter Panniers by andyXchrist, on Flickr


Kitty Litter recumbent Bicycle Panniers by andyXchrist, on Flickr


Igloo island Breeze Recumbent Bicycle Panniers by andyXchrist, on Flickr
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Old 06-30-19, 10:52 AM
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I have sewn my own..
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That's a mighty clean mod and install. Well done.

Those red Igloos make me think you're transporting organs. Or beer.
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Thanks 56 but Iím a non-vampire teetotaler.


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Old 07-01-19, 08:37 AM
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I love the idea of this.
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Thank You. Great idea's. I like the canvas bags that drop into the buckets.

Do you have a "drain hole" in the bottom the yellow buckets? I had an issue with collecting rainwater during a long distance touring. Learned my lesson (stuff into plastic bags to keep dry, but a weep hole to prevent water from collecting in the bottom).

I am still working on ideas for my Catrike Dumont (shocked rear arm, rack needs to attach to the mainframe, not a sprung arm!).
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Do you have a "drain hole" in the bottom the yellow buckets? I had an issue with collecting rainwater during a long distance touring. Learned my lesson (stuff into plastic bags to keep dry, but a weep hole to prevent water from collecting in the bottom).

I am still working on ideas for my Catrike Dumont (shocked rear arm, rack needs to attach to the mainframe, not a sprung arm!).
Didn’t bother putting drain holes in the kitty litter panniers because I only use them for shopping in fair weather; touring would be a different story. Besides, they are ridged on the bottom so would need several holes a piece. Now those pink tubs I have under the seat could really use holes because they’re not easily removable and do gather rain water from the bike being stored outside under the porch. Gotta remember to break out my soldering iron when I get a moment.

Yeah I’m also trying to figure out how to add a rack to my ‘bent with a Shockster installed, that thing monopolizes the eyelets over the rear drop outs where the rack stays would normally screw on. Grrr.

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Old 07-01-19, 10:18 AM
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Nicely done! I like. Not for me but I admire your creativeness. (Says he who has made a triple chainline fix gear with three very different gears so he could ride a road bike fix gear in serious mountains as a 60+ year old. All three gears offer velodrome worthy rides - except for the ratios chosen!) Pannier-wise I just use those so-Portland Ortleibs. Work really well in our typical weather.

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I’ve used Ortliebs too but they’re not perfectly compatible with every type of rack, had to invert the lower tongue to catch on the horizontal member. Also not great for unloading because they don’t stand up on their own. But for touring they can’t be beat.
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I still have my Kirtland Panniers I bought new in 1983.

Not a clue if they are still around, but I still have them.
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