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Make professional looking panniers from mostly re-used materials. As an added constraint for me, it has to work with my recumbent bike AND your tradit...
There are many resources available for DIY panniers. Steven E. Pav has an awesome write up on sizing and making custom panniers from the ground up - t...
*1 Messenger Bag - I'm using Kensington Saddlebag - $15 from Craigslist.*2 Mirror Hooks that can hook onto your rack*4 Machine screws that fit mirror ...
All of this can be improvised. You don't need all of the features you see here, some help - but not having them doesn't make the bag unsuitable.Inner ...
Measure the approximate dimensions of the inner pocket (should you have one). Then cut a slightly larger backplate. Cutting the four corners off will ...
Place your hooks on the top of your rack approximately where you would like them to live. Measure this distance and check if this will fit on your bag...
Remove the backplate and drill through the hole marks. Use a drill bit that just barely fits your fasteners. Then replace your backplate in your bag. ...
Now bolt on your hooks. Use a washer between your backplate and nut and then cap the end with an acorn nut to protect the bag and it's contents from d...
Now it's time to attach your bungee. I cut the end off my bungee cord and then used a match to sinter the ends closed (to keep it from coming apart)....
Now you're all set. Load up your panniers with a picnic and go riding with a friend. Or, toss your computer and books in and head to school. Or, find ...
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Posted:Aug 6, 2008
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