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Vintage Horse Pannier - Bicycle Use?

Old 04-02-24, 12:44 PM
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Vintage Horse Pannier - Bicycle Use?

Saw these panniers in a Military Surplus catalog. They look like they could dress out a Classic Vintage Utility bicycle, but might just be too big...

Wicker Pack Horse Pannier https://www.sportsmansguide.com
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24" x 19" x 14". You could fit a small child in each of them. Maybe two.

Given the rear rack location on a typical bicycle, there probably wouldn't be anywhere near enough heel clearance - might even hit the pedal or crank itself. A bike with looong chainstays might work if the baskets were mounted far enough rearwards on the rack. On a cargo bike or Xtracycle, though, they might be excellent.

Front use: Can't see them fitting on a front rack or lowriders, except as a amazingly accommodating 'handlebar bag' mounted on the top of the front rack.

I have experimented with rolling luggage hooked to rear racks, mostly in conjunction with a folding or regular bike heading to a conference or travel. I've mounted hooks on carry-on size bags successfully where the bag is shifted rearward enough to provide heel clearance, but the unsupported end past the end of the rear rack is not easy (but not impossible) to stabilize to keep the bag from either rotating off the hooks or striking the rear wheel.
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I'm not sure I'd even put that on a horse... maybe with a lot of blanket...
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