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    Pannier bags (for an extra wheel)

    Hey there guys and gals,

    In looking for some recommendations on Pannier bags, I really only use the bags to hang off the side of my Extra Wheel when bike hiking off-road. the challenge that i have is that I have worn through the bottoms of the bags from dragging them across rocks and when the trailer falls into a rut (they sit closer to the ground on the trailer).

    So Iím looking for some bags that are quite strong in the bottom portion of the bag to take the wear and tear that the trail will bring.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    I remember seeing that somebody was using Marine Grade Shoe Goop or something to repair those kinds of things. Seems like it would be super friction/scrape/scuff resistant. I would also think you could take just about any bag and just sort of 'glue' an extra layer of material on with that stuff.

    I dunno... might be worth looking into.

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    big_papa_nut - which of the range would you use on a pannier?

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    I have have the most personal experince with the "craft" but I would think "sports and outdoors" would work best for this.

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    Plasti-dip Tool Handle Coating. The liquid in the can, not the spray-on. Brush it on preemptively in the areas you think will wear out.

    We use it on our haul bags which get dragged and scraped up thousands of feet of rock in all conditions. It's the go-to stuff for abrasion protection. After a year or two, depending on use, you might have to re-apply it.

    For repair, I'd use a Gore-Tex patch and generous amounts (but not enough for runs/drips) of SeamGrip. Plasti-Dip is a little too thick for that work.

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    I use my Ortlieb Bike-Packer Plus panniers with my Extrawheel for both on and off-road touring. I haven't had any real issues with rubbing them on the ground or rocks so no real wear issues.



    There is also a page at Crazy Guy On A Bike on pannier repairs amongst other matters. Might be worth a read.

    Andrew

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    Might it be worth considering utilizing a larger wheel on the trailer for more clearance OP?
    I didnt buy an extra-wheel trailer when I rode a 20" wheeled bike for that very reason.
    Now I've a 29er, its next on my purchase list.
    I plan to run Ortlieb rear roller classics on mine.
    So far I've built up a dynamo hubbed wheel for it.

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