One pannier. Which side?

slowmotion

Quite dreadful
Location
lost somewhere
I commute with one pannier on the back, on the kerb-side of the bike. I figure that someone passing very close might hit it if it was on the other side.

Which side is yours?

Thanks.
 

marinyork

Resting in suspended Animation
Location
Logopolis
Non drive for the same two reasons above.
 

Jmetz

Well-Known Member
haha, I had a similar question recently, with one pannier and contents being about a kilo heavier than the other. I opted to place the heavier kerb side in the view that if i was going to lose balance weight distribution should determine the way i fall, and id much sooner that be on to the kerb than an oncoming car. Thats my logic anyways!
 

BenM

Senior Member
Location
Guildford
Non drive cos the upwrong used to be parked that way round at work so it was easy to get the pannier off. Now I have both a pannier and an rack pack - I make do with the rack pack but the pannier still fits non drive on the Orca.

B.
 

Moodyman

Guru
I used to wear mine on the outside as it makes the bike appear wider and thus encourages a wider overtaking berth.

But I found my spokes break twice in 6 months and put this down to having too much weight on one side. Now I carry two panniers and spread the weight in both. Also improves high speed handling
 
On the left though my logic was not that of the above (though that makes sense), it's on the side that the stand is on, and if I need to do any gear-tweaking (possibility of tweaking en-route is ingrained from a youth of bitzas) I don't have a pannier in the way.
 

CharlesF

Guru
Location
Glasgow
On the right, with a light, gives you extra width in the dark.
 

Plax

Guru
Location
Wales
I alternate sides, usually depending on which pannier I pull out of the cupboard. I have a preference for having it on the drivers side though as I'm an advocate of the theory it encourages drivers to give a wider berth.
 
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