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Girly pannier?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Alcdrew, 28 Jun 2008.

  1. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    Any suggestions, on a pannier bag for the wife to use on her commute. She wants something that looks good, and thats it... probably 12+ltr.

    Originally I got here a Basil mirte panniers but after only 3 days of light use the clips snapped, so looking for a replacement.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    The Basil was the one I was thinking of.

    Ortlieb? Reassuringly expensive. Because she's worth it :tongue:.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    Anyone got any views on Knog? Valore pannier

    Longers, Consider this a warrning then stay away from the Basil bags, after the bag broke we found others complaining about the clips breaking after only a few days on the Basil bag, just a shame we didn't find them before ordering.
     
  4. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

  5. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    I was going to say that the Basil "Blossom" range is very girly, but I suspect that you would not go down this route.

    I have a colleague who has used a pair of Knog for the lastyear and has had no problems.
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Just get some normal panniers and stick some pink fluffy bits and lace onto them.
     
  7. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I've just had a look at that link. Jesus! Have you thought about getting a new wife?:?:

    I was going to recommend the Carradice ones which double up as shoulder bags but they're plain black and sensible so therefore probably a complete non-starter.
     
  8. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester
    Talk to Bernie at Bike Rescue in York - she makes girly pannier bags.
     
  9. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Just come across another thread...

    Thread

    With your idal answer - a girly pink Ortleib!

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    (aplogies to summerdays for nicking his her post!)
     
  10. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Err Summerdays is definately girly ... I quite like the bag but couldn't cope with using it day in day out... if I had loads of pannier bags then yes I would quite happily have this one.
     
  11. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Duly amended!