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I've searched the websites for small, low profile bike panniers - say around 8 litres capacity for a light(ish) road bike. Something pannier-shaped rather a than top-of-rack bag. I started to cut down some standard front panniers (too large still) but the restitching necessary has defeated me. Can anyone help?

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 5 years ago
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even most front panniers are double that size, so i'm not sure you'll have much joy on that front. have you considered a transverse saddle pack instead?

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vorsprung [280 posts] 5 years ago
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I saw some quite small panniers in bike shops in holland
I guess they were intended for children
They were proper panniers with quick release fittings for a rack

Hmm, maybe not, looking at www.halfords.nl even the "kidshopper" panniers are 30 litres

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 5 years ago
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These Declathlon ones still come in at 15 litres but I'm pretty sure they don't have their full range on the website, might be worth putting a call in to them?

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/15l-basic-x2-panniers-145729448/

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Joe Hunt [8 posts] 5 years ago
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Thanks for comments. I've since been pointed to Gilles Berthoud small panniers at 8.5-9.5 Litres each. They are in Black canvas with tan leather trim, look almost too pretty! In the retro style of Brookes saddles, Billingham camera bags, etc. Of course they are not cheap.

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purplecup [217 posts] 5 years ago
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ooooh. i'm gonna look them up  1

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 5 years ago
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They might not be cheap Joe, but they probably will last you a lifetime - met Monsieur Berthoud at Eurobike this year, really interesting guy, very commited to quality and craftsmanship. Apart from the saddles and bags he makes some very fine mudguards too.

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Joe Hunt [8 posts] 5 years ago
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Nice comment Tony. a lifetime in my case aint as long as for some (well maybe 25 years with a lot of luck, but it won't all be on a bike!). Cheers, Joe.