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Old 02-18-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Aluminium Panniers

we just started building some aluminium panniers in Calgary and we are looking to sell them , butt we do not know witch are best places on internet for selling. We appreciate if anybody can give us some information ?
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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Al panniers

One of the first threads in Canada is the "flea market"...once you get some good reviews you'll probably never look back...I have my panniers...Best of Luck

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Old 02-19-2015, 12:23 AM   #3
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What are you doing in the corners of the panniers? Looks like plastic pieces in the corners. These are similar to Trax panniers if that is the case. Twisted Throttle says Trax have changed the design but I can't confirm this.

What I'm getting at here is I have Trax panniers. Mine have small, almost can't see them, dents and leak like crazy. A pannier that leaks isn't worth shyte to me. Just saying.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:23 AM   #4
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I saw your ad on Kijiji. Those look pretty damn good from here. I might consider trying to sell my new Super tenere bags and give you a call. Can you give some more details on construction?
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:54 AM   #5
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Go to the flea market under "vendors". This place can be a very good start and then onto dealers if you get large enough.

Folks will want to know the sizes, material, construction, possible ways of attaching etc, finishes, waiting times, etc. right from the get go.

Post lots of pics.

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Are they actually Made in Canada as they look suspiciously like a knock off of current designs. Your use of the English language is also suspect. I smell SPAM.

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Old 02-19-2015, 07:20 AM   #7
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Well fancy that...

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...720772305.html

http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/aluminium-panniers.html

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Old 02-19-2015, 07:28 AM   #8
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^^^ Well done, and nice find....

BTW, that site has an incredible amount of motorcycle stuff.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:57 AM   #9
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What are you doing in the corners of the panniers? Looks like plastic pieces in the corners. These are similar to Trax panniers if that is the case. Twisted Throttle says Trax have changed the design but I can't confirm this.

What I'm getting at here is I have Trax panniers. Mine have small, almost can't see them, dents and leak like crazy. A pannier that leaks isn't worth shyte to me. Just saying.

Hello, the plastic corners it is about 90 % designs and only 10 % structural because we use TIG welding from inside ( I have attach a photo ). I am sure that this will not leak if you will ride in the rain.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:04 AM   #10
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I saw your ad on Kijiji. Those look pretty damn good from here. I might consider trying to sell my new Super tenere bags and give you a call. Can you give some more details on construction?
They look exactly as in the pictures :)
We use 2 mm aluminium, TIG welded corners and they have a set of key (3 key) for bought case. For the moment we only paint them in black but we can paint them almost any color that you want, but you will have to wait a week and will be an extra cost...about 20 $

If you are in Calgary you can come and see them :)
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:11 AM   #11
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Go to the flea market under "vendors". This place can be a very good start and then onto dealers if you get large enough.

Folks will want to know the sizes, material, construction, possible ways of attaching etc, finishes, waiting times, etc. right from the get go.

Post lots of pics.

good luck.
Thank you , I saw that page and it is exactly what I was looking.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:40 AM   #12
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Are they actually Made in Canada as they look suspiciously like a knock off of current designs. Your use of the English language is also suspect. I smell SPAM.

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Hello,

yes they are made in Canada, in Calgary. From Calgary aluminium suppliers, cut to size and bent in Calgary, TIG welded in Calgary and powder coating in Calgary. The only parts that we not produce in here are the plastic corners, the strap holders and the locks...but they will be produce here with new shape in the near future. If you live around Calgary or you pass through, you are more than welcome to come and see how we work on them.

As you noticed very well that they looks exactly as that one from alibaba ... you will also noticed that they look the same as BMW Aluminium Panniers butt they cost half of that price.

Also if you will try to buy from Alibaba you will see that they cost about 400 - 500 USD and the shipping cost will be another 400 USD and also you can calculate and custom taxes...so you will look for a total of arround 1000 USD. Also you have to know that they will not sell as a single set, you have to buy industrial.

About my english: I am from Europe,I learned english in school and it is my second language.

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Old 02-19-2015, 10:14 AM   #13
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Are they actually Made in Canada as they look suspiciously like a knock off of current designs. Your use of the English language is also suspect. I smell SPAM.

DW
Nothing looks more like an aluminium Pannier than another aluminium pannier. There's not a tonne of stuff you can do when making boxes from flat aluminium sheets and you want them to be functional, cost effective and easy to build. In the end, they all resemble each other.

Fantastic if they are made in Canada.

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Old 02-19-2015, 11:03 AM   #14
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Made in Canada.eh. I love it..
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:37 AM   #15
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Looks like I stand corrected - my apologies.

Best of luck in making some great products here in Canada.

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