Panniers rattling?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by betty swollocks, 2 May 2017.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Loose fit on the rails of your rack?
    Stick some sugru inside the pannier hooks, then fit the panniers on the rails with a firm press.
    Take the panniers off again ensuring the sugru is still in the hooks & leave the sugru to harden.
    Rattles gone.
    Last edited: 2 May 2017
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  2. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Mods: maybe this post is best in the touring section?
    Thank you.
  3. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    What is sugru?
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  4. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

  5. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Isn't it like a sort of half glue, half sellotape, mouldable type sticky thing?
  6. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    I bought a bunch and thought I'd change everything I own to be more ergonomic etc, but I find it hard to find uses. I tried using it once and it seemed to set in some duration beyond my patience span.

    I have a squeaky rack, largely because one of the bolts bent whilst loose and I haven't got round to measuring it to replace. Such an easy job... So lazy. I suspect not diagnosing creaks is why my saddle failed recently.

    Creeeeeaks! *Shakes fist at sky*
    Last edited: 2 May 2017
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  7. furball

    furball Veteran

    I've got two bikes with racks that are different thickneses so it's better to adapt the racks so the pannier can be moved easily from one to the other. A bit of old inner tube does the job.
  8. OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    [QUOTE 4785752, member: 45"]I just wrap duck tape around the rail.[/QUOTE]
    I tried that. Sugru is a better fit and doesn't scuff.
  9. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    It broke off when I tried to use it to coat a hook. Maybe the week I left it wasn't long enough.
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