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    Make your own Panniers

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    It's hard to find the perfect pannier to hold your work stuff that doesn't cost a fortune. Here's an alternative to this dilemma.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How_...Bike_Panniers/

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    Heh.
    Mine would likely be the empty kitty litter bucket ones.
    Or duct tape/hefty bags
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    Hmmm....
    I could convert my insulated lunch bag to a pannier.
    It would be the world's smallest pannier!
    And...I saw a bungie cord on the road during yesterday's ride home. If it's still there, I'll pick it up. I wonder if I can make a pannier using ONLY stuff I already have around or have found on the ground?
    Gads.....it'll be fugly.
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    That's funny, I was using 'found' bungee cords to hold stuff to my rack before I bought the Wald wire pannier duo. Oh man, I love them. But I look homeless. My insulated lunch cooler (coleman) fits *perfectly* in them. I now have my insulated shopping compartment. I need something for the top of the rack tho...milk crate is too big ..what to do...what to do...

    It would be fugly but it would be a great work of art. Rolling functional art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    Heh.
    Mine would likely be the empty kitty litter bucket ones.
    Or duct tape/hefty bags


    Gawd, you crack me up!

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    There is also the only-slightly-classier-than-kitty-litter-bucket option of garbage cans!

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    I swear if I had seen this before I bought mine I would have seriously considered those trash cans
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    I really dig those trash can panniers! Those would be perfect for leaving the bike outside the grocery store or pharmacy....who's gonna steal a couple of trashcans with holes drilled in them?

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    I was going to make my own but found a pair of used ones for $12. I have a few parts in a corner ready to transform an old bag into a cool pannier, though. Seeing this thread motivates me to get going on that project again...

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    Maybe I'll list the empty kitty litter buckets with a couple bungee cords on ebay as a "Pannier Kit."

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    Malkin, they'd probably be MUCH better than some of the commercial panneirs in the stores!

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    Quote Originally Posted by malkin View Post
    Maybe I'll list the empty kitty litter buckets with a couple bungee cords on ebay as a "Pannier Kit."

    Stranger things have sold on ebay
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    I confess, I've even bought stranger things.

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    Anyone lately?

    I was thinking of making some fun panniers to swap out every once in a while with my heavy duty Ortlieb panniers.

    Some days I don't need to carry my entire wardrobe with me?

    Anyone convert their favorite bag to a pannier?

    I was thinking of using the replacement parts to make my own.
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    lusting a Sweet Pea A-line for when DH sweeps me out to sea

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    I hoped this meant Pardes was back
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