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Bag for top of pannier rack

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Dec66, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    Recently I got a set of these, and very nice they are too:

    http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giant-City-Pannier-Bag_70711.htm

    Note the way that the fabric in between, atop the rack, has recesses; these act as a handle when you take the bags off, very handy.

    However, that design feature has given me a little conundrum. I'd like a bag to sit on top of the rack, also, for when I need a bit more capacity, something like this:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0...SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=btr+rack+bag

    Problem is, the straps are placed such that I can't thread them onto the rack, as it's covered by the pannier bags. If there was a bag like this with two straps at one end and one in the middle, or straps in each corner, that would be ideal.

    Anybody know of such an item?

    Edit: top tube bags are the devil's work, and I won't countenance them :laugh:
     
    Last edited: 21 Apr 2017
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Altura and Topeak (some slide on to a specific rack so those would be no good) have a range, I expect the big Evans at Mortimer Street or Spitalfields would have them to look at...or Google for images
     
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  3. arch684

    arch684 Über Member

    I had the same problem.I just secure the rack bag with bungee cords,it's never moved.
     
  4. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    I don't really want to resort to bungee cords unless I have to, though. I haven't ruled it out, but I'd prefer something a bit more elegant.
     
  5. arch684

    arch684 Über Member

    Elegant is over rated^_^
     
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  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
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  7. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    Say..... nice bags.
     
  8. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    Should have, could have, would have... The swearwords of cognitive behavioural therapy ^_^

    I probably should have bought something more modular, but (1) I'm tight, and (2) the amount of touring I do means that they'd be wasted most of the time.

    I'm surprised I got a pass out to do what I'm doing :laugh:
     
  9. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    True... Exposing my legs is the visual equivalent of seeing a tramp pushing his belongings around in a supermarket trolley, so I suppose a couple of bungee cords isn't going to cause much more distress to the aesthetes out there :laugh: **



    ** Edit: as long as they are black
     
    Last edited: 21 Apr 2017
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  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    I have used for commuting - can fit laptop, shoes, clothes, papers and all manner of other stuff
     
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  11. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    I think I've found my answer... Vaude Silkroad. The one I've gone for expands to 15 litres, comes with a raincover, is very well reviewed... And, most importantly, has the straps on the corners.

    If it doesn't work properly, it'll be up on here with appropriate discount :rolleyes: