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Forum: The Garage 03-12-2013, 10:03 AM
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Posted By heg283
An update: I have been using the panniers...

An update:

I have been using the panniers for more than a month now since the weather has been unusually favourable for february/mars in Iceland.

I made a small modification, I put a drainhole...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By heg283
They should be completely waterproof since I used...

They should be completely waterproof since I used plenty of glue/sealant between the L-profile and sheet. I also put plenty of glue/sealant inside the corners. The glue/sealant I used was Sikaflex...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By heg283
My original plan was to have that cross brace...

My original plan was to have that cross brace which is also on most if not every rack I have seen. But when I was finished welding the sides of the rack I realized that my steel tubing was so big and...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By heg283
Yeah, I guess they do look kind of huge, but I...

Yeah, I guess they do look kind of huge, but I wanted huge luggage space. I'm not worried about cornering clearance though. That being said I have yet to do a test drive with them on, I won't be...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By heg283
I forgot to mention cost. The whole thing,...

I forgot to mention cost. The whole thing, including aluminum sheet, rivets, glue, hinges, latches, locks, steel tubing, welding sticks, bolts etc. came to around 47.000 in icelandic currency. That...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By heg283
Thanks, I think the subframe will hold fine. It...

Thanks, I think the subframe will hold fine. It is made of good old steel with beefy rectangular tubing under the tail.
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,248
Posted By heg283
My homemade aluminum panniers

Hi folks,

I just completed a project that I'm pretty proud of, my own homemade aluminum panniers! I've been longing for panniers for quite some time and I finally decided to stop my moaning and...
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