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Offline CoBikeJunkie

Ortlieb Spare Parts
« on: June 22, 2016, 03:38:34 pm »
What spare parts do you carry for your panniers?  I'm using Ortlieb Back Rollers and Bike Packer Plus bags.  The back rollers are my front panniers because we are touring on a tandem.  :)  Any other advice for those panniers would be most welcome as well.  I remember reading in different places about adding hooks and such, but it's been a while so not sure what might be recommended.

Thanks!

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Ortlieb Spare Parts
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 04:03:50 pm »
I loaded all my Ortliebs pretty heavily on my cross-country trip, and I've loaded them heavily intermittently since then (as in bringing a bushel of apples home from the orchard).  The only "failure" I've had was buckles breaking after 8 years; I figure that's pretty much normal aging for old plastic.  Ergo, I don't see the need for spare parts.

The only exception I can think of is if you're going off road.  In that case you might buy some extra upper hooks -- might as well go ahead and mount them, spreading the load over three hooks vs. two per pannier.  Of course that'll mean they're even less likely to fail, so you'll eventually start thinking you didn't need the spare parts in the first place.  :)