Ortlieb Panniers

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cooper_coleraine
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Ortlieb Panniers

Postby cooper_coleraine » 14 Mar 2017, 8:35pm

I bought pair of ortlieb classic front panniers last year. They came with grey plastic inserts to use when fitting onto slim rails,e.g. Jim Blackburn rack. I used these, but I now want to use the panniers on another rack withas thicker rails. How do I take the inserts out?
Has anyone dealt with this problem?
Thanks

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Heltor Chasca
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Re: Ortlieb Panniers

Postby Heltor Chasca » 14 Mar 2017, 8:54pm

Finger and thumb job. That works for me but you could try gently unclicking them with a blunt knife from the cutlery drawer. Or a screwdriver to stay out of trouble.

MarcusT
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Re: Ortlieb Panniers

Postby MarcusT » 15 Mar 2017, 5:19am

Had the same issue. I used a wide flat head screwdriver and pried it under the front piece because that is where the locking tab should be. Good luck
I wish it were simple as riding a bike

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foxyrider
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Re: Ortlieb Panniers

Postby foxyrider » 15 Mar 2017, 8:42am

I find a firm grip and twist works well
Convention? what's that then?
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