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09/29/2011

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Brian

How about a photo of them on the bike?

___Danno

Those look really nice and rugged too. I'd also like to see a photo of what they look like on the bike. I'm sure they look great. Thank you for providing detailed instructions.

Ron Ablang

I third that. I want to see how it is secured to the bike.

Rider

Nice work!

Clean appearance — perhaps the best-looking home-brew panniers I've seen.

Good explanation, too.

Ryan C

Thanks for the positive feedback. I no longer own these as I moved from TN to a tiny apartment in MD and couldn't keep all my bike stuff. I emailed Matt a couple pics of the boxes on my bike during an X-mas ride and hopefully he can post them here.

To attach them to a bike, the "bars" across the top just sit on the rear rack and you stretch the hooks on the bungees down until you can hook them onto the lower part of the rack. The tension of the bungees keeps it from bouncing around too much.

coventry recycled cycles

Nice panniers, well thought out. Did you stick a drain hole in the bottom to let water out or did you use a cover over the top...only asking 'cause it gets pretty wet here and i can imagine them fillingup quite quickly!

Ryan C

Coventry- The battery boxes come with lids you could use or you could drill drainage holes if you preferred. I only used these in fair weather so it was never really an issue for me. -Ryan

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