Panniers for battery rack

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Panniers for battery rack

Postby Oldjohnw » 12 Nov 2018, 2:23am

I have a retro fitted powered bike with the battery in a rear rack. I am not able to clip my Ortlieb bags: the clips won't close. Any suggestions for rear bags, perhaps in a pair which simple rest of the rack fastened with tapes/Velcro? I need 30-40 litres.

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Re: Panniers for battery rack

Postby mjr » 12 Nov 2018, 9:29am

Basil Mara double panniers simply strap onto the rack. I like mine because they've solid floor and lower back but the front sides flex to accommodate shopping bags being dropped in. 26 litres in standard I think but there's an XL too.
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Re: Panniers for battery rack

Postby yakdiver » 12 Nov 2018, 10:50am

With some stainless D rings and some webbing straps you should be able to make something up
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Re: Panniers for battery rack

Postby Oldjohnw » 13 Nov 2018, 2:38pm

Many thanks for your assistance.

I have decided to go with Agu bags: https://agu.com/en/bicycle-bags/rear-ba ... e-rear-bag

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Re: Panniers for battery rack

Postby mjr » 13 Nov 2018, 3:27pm

Oldjohnw wrote:I have decided to go with Agu bags: https://agu.com/en/bicycle-bags/rear-ba ... e-rear-bag

Why, out of interest? And please report back to say how you find them.
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Re: Panniers for battery rack

Postby Oldjohnw » 13 Nov 2018, 5:55pm

Since I will be using them for camping I decided waterproof would be useful. And I liked the look of them.

Certainly I will let you know how they are - although I will not be using them until Spring. And I won't officially have them until 25 December! The Ortlieb were an early Xmas present.

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Re: Panniers for battery rack

Postby Oldjohnw » 7 Dec 2018, 3:18pm

My bags arrived today. Perfect fit and looking good. Size as hoped for and appear sound quality. Obviously, I haven't yet used them in anger: not until next April.

https://agu.com/en/dubbele-fietstas-urb ... icht-grijs