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04/23/2012

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Raiyn

Geez, That's a lot of damn duct tape. Leave it to Kent to fab something out of yard signs. It should be a bumper crop for him later this year.

I, on the other hand, went with a set of Donkey Boxxes

http://www.donkeyboxx.com/index.php/default/shop/donkey-boxx-bicycle-pannier/

When I went looking for a first set of panniers I had a few criteria in mind.

Not outrageously priced
Not a cat litter container (long story - trust me you don't care)
Recycled & recyclable
Waterproof(able)
I also preferred that they be made in the USA

The Boxxes hit all of these points for and as a bonus they're made by disabled folks in the region I grew up in.

The Disabled Cyclist

You know...they sell all kinds of different colors and designs of duct tape now-a-days as well (said stroking his beard and right eyebrow raised,as if in deep thought...)...

The DC

S

The link isn't working for me... but not bad. In response to ralyn's comment, it's nice that they're made by disabled people, but $28 for a little box made of coroplast? No way. I'd make my own any day.

Raiyn

@ S
They're not "small" unless of course you consider 4 gallons a "sip".

If you have the means to heat weld large pieces of folded coroplast properly, by all means make your own, just be sure to post your results. *rolls eyes*

The Donkey Boxx is, in essence, a mail tote with a lid (The supplier makes totes for the USPS) complete with the wire reinforcement and they're every bit as durable. Sure, I suppose you could steal a mail tote, but they tend not to like that given the "Use by non-postal employees is subject to possible fine and imprisonment" warning.

And yes, $28 - the same price as the cat litter pail Bike Buckets WITHOUT hardware.

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