General Bike Thread (Desiderata, Questions, Pics)

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  1. YuppieSkuppie

    YuppieSkuppie Active Member

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    Any recommendations for an entry level (rear) pannier that actually looks nice. I suppose it shouldn't matter, but if it weren't black, that'd be nice for a change too.

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    Saw these on A Time To Get: Ebay.

    Depending on your needs and your rack (har har) you can always just find a nice bag in a shop and turn it into a pannier yourself.
     


  2. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    damn those are so pretty:

    [​IMG]


    Saw these on A Time To Get: Ebay.

    Depending on your needs and your rack (har har) you can always just find a nice bag in a shop and turn it into a pannier yourself.
     


  3. YuppieSkuppie

    YuppieSkuppie Active Member

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    I sold this bike last year, but here's one of my builds with a pannier that used to just be a bag a friend brought from Tokyo.
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    More here.
     


  4. Shiny

    Shiny Senior member

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    Any recommendations for an entry level (rear) pannier that actually looks nice. I suppose it shouldn't matter, but if it weren't black, that'd be nice for a change too.

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    Look into the Carradice brand. I think they're british. Wiggle in the uk had some good prices a while back. Their classic model is hunter green canvas with leather straps.
     


  5. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Any recommendations for an entry level (rear) pannier that actually looks nice. I suppose it shouldn't matter, but if it weren't black, that'd be nice for a change too.

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    Brooks. And get a new saddle while you're at it.

    [​IMG]
     


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    The Brooks are ridiculously overpriced for what they are. Ostrich (from Japan) make very nice ones, Minnehaha have a cheaper black model. Banjo Brothers have black ones too, probably very functional, but I find them ugly.
     


  7. il ciclista

    il ciclista Senior member

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    The Brooks are ridiculously overpriced for what they are. Ostrich (from Japan) make very nice ones, Minnehaha have a cheaper black model. Banjo Brothers have black ones too, probably very functional, but I find them ugly.

    brooks is way overpriced. You can get saddle bags cheap on ebay. BB bags are hideous! They need to update their stock!
     


  8. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    damn those are so pretty:

    [​IMG]



    Those are freaking gorgeous. 114 for a pair isn't bad either. But they are tiny--look at the photos with them filled up.


    Thanks for all the recommendations guys. Brooks is def. out of the question. I was hoping to spend just a little money. but like I said, 114 isn't bad at all for a pair.

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    Well my Cannondale Quick 5 was stolen the other day and I have a very slim chance of getting it back. I decided I'm going to get an entry level road bike this time to see how it is. I'm pretty set on the new Raleigh Revenio 2.0 [​IMG] http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/revenio-20-11/
     


  10. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Well my Cannondale Quick 5 was stolen the other day and I have a very slim chance of getting it back. I decided I'm going to get an entry level road bike this time to see how it is. I'm pretty set on the new Raleigh Revenio 2.0

    [​IMG]
    http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/revenio-20-11/


    How much more would you have to pay to not use Sora shifters?
     


  11. Althis

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    The next version with 105's is about 1300 while this is about 800. I can't justify spending that much as a college student. Also, I'm not going to be doing any serious distance or racing.
     


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    The next version with 105's is about 1300 while this is about 800. I can't justify spending that much as a college student. Also, I'm not going to be doing any serious distance or racing.

    Would like to see at least tiagra (even if the rest of the parts are sora)...the sora shifters kinda suck and use a totally different style of mechanism from the rest of the shimano shifters.
     


  13. Althis

    Althis Senior member

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    The guy at the bike shop showed me how they work, it looked a little weird at first having to press the whole lever to the side.
     


  14. zatarregaza

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    I thought the Sora shifters had a thumb-trigger to go along with the brake shifter. That's what I didn't like about the Sora brifters. The upshift/downshift mechanisms are separated and the whole ergonomics of it just seemed weird.
     


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    Yeah it has the thumb on the inside. I haven't used a road bike before so I'm not really sure what the norm is.
     


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