Just got my cheap eBay job pannier rack fitted! Actually pleased enough with the quality. It's as solid as any other I've seen, and I feel adequate for service! Fitting was actually quite clear, with instructions in actual English! I had a bit of difficulty fitting them with the Halfords Mudguards on initially, so I'd advise any other beginner like myself to if possible ask in a LBS for an experts opinion on whether or not they'll fit, but I eventually succeeded by using the same bolt hole on the frame for both the mudguards and the pannier supports. Still very steady. Been on two 15 mile trips on Friday and Saturday, and it hasn't fallen off. Now to shop for a set of good bags to put on them! Someone on the forum has made a good offer too, but on top of this, thinking those Halfords basic twin panniers, so cheap that hopefully they don't get stolen.. and if they do, well, at leas they weren't very expensive?! They're fitted to a Raleigh Edale Hybrid from Halfords, a nice little intro to commuting for the long term. If I can make this into a useful machine and keep up the cycling goals I have so far been faring well at then I'll invest in a serious bit of kit in a year or two. Enjoying the utility and commute cycling for now!