Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
If you can't afford panniers...
I'm planning to leave on a long ride in the next week or so, and there's no way I could pay more for the panniers than the trip was going to cost me. So I decided to try and engineer a solution.
I'm not the best at bending and welding tubing, so I used solid square stock to prevent kinking and blow through. The trade off is lower strength for its weight, but it feels plenty rigid for its purpose.
I'm proud of the result. I've got less than 20EUR in materials for the frame and 100EUR in the bags off Ebay.
Red 2018 G310GS