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    soft luggage
    on: May 05, 2017, 06:26:59 pm
    May 05, 2017, 06:26:59 pm
    Recently bought Oxford 50L soft luggage panniers, seen them in Ride, colour red match's very well to bike's red colour only problem is i could do with some type of support frame for them.fitted as per instruction but would like additional support,if anyone has idea's would be great. :046:

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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 01:12:43 pm
    May 06, 2017, 01:12:43 pm
    Givi tubular pannier rails provide a lot of support for soft luggage, but they're still far from ideal, in terms of the amount of effort required to properly secure the bags... that's a fundamental flaw in the pannier design though! You could buy a set, or maybe fabricate something similar, and stitch on some kind of fastener to the bags?

    As an idle thought.. I like the idea of soft panniers, in terms of their being collapsible and compact if they're not full, or when stored... it's just a shame that they're such a pain in the ass to mount!! A pair of Givi soft panniers that mount to their standard fixings would be awesome!
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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 02:24:11 pm
    May 06, 2017, 02:24:11 pm
    I went with Motech Blaze panniers for just that reason.  They are only 40L but have a bar which positions them perfectly, is easy to remove with the panniers and which leaves only a discrete mounting point when not fitted.

    If you look forward of the pannier in the photo you will see the mount fitted to the rear peg hanger and the positioning bar slotted in.  The flap/strap connecting the panniers is adjustable by Velcro and fits under the seat.

    If you could buy the Crossrunner fitting kit separately and stich a suitable sleeve onto your Oxfords, that might work.
    Last Edit: May 06, 2017, 02:26:40 pm by Si Click
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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 04:04:43 pm
    May 06, 2017, 04:04:43 pm
    hi robbie
    I use some very old generic softbags from held.
    Fabricated very simple support with 2 alluminium bars.
    Worked fine and costed just a few euros.
    See photos here...
    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtCNdMtwr1HAkBudM_0HRpAMwynE
    Cheers

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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 08:05:42 pm
    May 09, 2017, 08:05:42 pm
    Couldn't agree more - sturdy fitting without all the plumbing. Quick to remove and easy to carry off the bike.

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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 05:43:01 pm
    May 10, 2017, 05:43:01 pm
    Hi SiClick, I like the look of your saddle. One of the problems I have is gradually sliding forward, say over 2 hours. It gets quite uncomfortable. does your saddle prevent that?

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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 07:20:44 pm
    May 10, 2017, 07:20:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by Richard42 [+]
    Hi SiClick, I like the look of your saddle. One of the problems I have is gradually sliding forward, say over 2 hours. It gets quite uncomfortable. does your saddle prevent that?

    It is a Top Sellerie seat, not cheap, but the quality is excellent and the Crossrunner logo is a nice touch. I have had no problems with sliding forward and the seat is all-day comfortable.  I opted not to have gel pads fitted and it does not seem to need them.

    When I had the Nitron rear suspension fitted they wanted the bike completely standard, so I delivered it with the original seat.  I had forgotten how bad it was in comparison to the Top Sellerie.

    http://www.topsellerie.co.uk/
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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 08:35:11 pm
    May 10, 2017, 08:35:11 pm
    Thanks for that, will chase it up.

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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 12:06:55 pm
    May 11, 2017, 12:06:55 pm
    That's a nice looking seat :002:

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    Re: soft luggage
    Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 08:16:52 pm
    May 19, 2017, 08:16:52 pm
    Hi guys many thanks for all the feedback concerning my frames for my soft luggage, only been able to reply now because had a lot on my plate with a loss of my daughter in law from C/F ,but am pleased with the advice cheers. :031:

     



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