Step 1: Supplies and Tools
-6 rivets (wrestled with 1/8"x1/4" but would suggest 1/8"x1/2")
-6 1/8" rivet washers
-4' of thin bungee cord
-4 small bungee hooks
-2 map bags
- 4" of strap or webbing
Step 2: Attaching Strap to Hold the Bungee
-Looking at the back of the bag, align 2" piece of straps to the bottom corners appox. 1" from side and bottom of bags (decide where the bags should be positioned on the rack relative to pedals and frame so that your feet don't hit the bags during revolution).
-remember, the bags will be on apposing sides so the straps will be in opposite corners.
-Duct tape under the strap and inside the bag so the canvas doesn't bind up on the drill bit
-Cut or punch holes in the straps where you want to drill
-Mark holes on the duct tape with a pen
-Drill holes for rivets
-Two rivets on the side closest to the end of the bag and one across for the two.
- leave enough gap between to easily slide the bungee cord (be sure to go through the strap, both outside and inside canvas, and the backing board).
-attach strap with two of the three rivets on the same side of the strap
-To ensure that the rivets take, use rivet washers on the inside of the bag.
Step 3: Bungee Prep
-Finding the middle of each 2" section, tie a loop knot.
-Draw end of cords through hooks and knot the end
Step 4: Attach Bungee to Strap
Step 5: Attaching Paniers to the Rack
Step 6: Attaching Paniers to Rack #2
Step 7: On the Rack
Step 8: For Carrying Over the Shoulder
-attach shoulder straps.
- Put a little candle wax on either side of the buttons to make them snap with ease.