Ortlieb bar bag fixing

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robgul
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Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Postby robgul » 4 Jan 2019, 7:40am

All the recent posts bear out my thinking re R&K etc ... the other thing I like about the Ortlieb is that it's YELLOW ! (Father Christmas provided Ortlieb panniers in yellow :D )

I also have an Altura barbag that will either stay on another bike or may be sold.

Rob

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Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Postby foxyrider » 4 Jan 2019, 8:30am

Norman H wrote:Another advantage of the R&K fitting is that the cable can be cheaply replaced with a suitably sheathed length of old brake cable inner. The Ortlieb cable has a unique brass ferrule fixed to one end and is expensive to replace.


Given that you might need to replace the cable if you move the bracket it is of course a consideration - but really, how often do you move the bracket? I've never had to replace a cable on either brand due to failure and when I have moved brackets i've usually managed to recycle the cables.
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Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Postby Tail End Charlie » 4 Jan 2019, 12:42pm

Norman H wrote:Another advantage of the R&K fitting is that the cable can be cheaply replaced with a suitably sheathed length of old brake cable inner. The Ortlieb cable has a unique brass ferrule fixed to one end and is expensive to replace.

Just cut off the cable flush, then drill through and you can use any old cable with a ferrule, I think mine has a gear one in.

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Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Postby hondated » 4 Jan 2019, 9:18pm

Bowedw wrote:Lucky you,just ignore my message.

I feel your pain as I too have felt it from others when I have contributed to a thread and had no form of acknowledgement and yet later posters have been, Grr ! :(

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Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Postby Mike_Ayling » 4 Jan 2019, 10:22pm

When I found that the R&K unit was attached to the bars using four screws I decided that the cable was redundant and did not instal it.

Just check the screws for tightness now and again.

Mike