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    Pannier that converts to a satchel??

    Hey All

    I am looking for a pannier that can be converted easily to a satchel or beg I can carry around Uni. I have seen some stuff on the web but I'm not a big fan of any of them. What do you use and pros/cons?

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    Ortlieb roller. The compression strap is the handle.

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    Arkel bug. Has stowable integrated shoulder straps.
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    Or, something smaller, cheaper...
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%3A%20Panniers

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    Has anyone tried a knog? It looks good but I don't like having to remove the panel with the pannier attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citybiker
    What is the build quality of this?

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    Visit the Jandd site www.jandd.com they make a few briefcase or commuter panniers. One version comes with a weather cover for on the bike and a flap that covers all the mounting hardware so that off the bike nobody would know it was a pannier bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY
    Visit the Jandd site www.jandd.com they make a few briefcase or commuter panniers. One version comes with a weather cover for on the bike and a flap that covers all the mounting hardware so that off the bike nobody would know it was a pannier bag.
    What is the build quality like?

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    I have the Jandd "Commuter Pannier" and really like it. At first it seemed a little too big and bulky, but I've grown to really like it. You can fit a change of clothes, a few school books, lunch etc. Its really convenient to pull off and use as a "normal" shoulder bag, especially if you drop the flap to cover the hooks. Its built very well too, big zippers and thick fabric.

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    Any chance of a photo or two? Especially one of how it attaches to the rack ...

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    Ortlieb roller panniers come with a clip-on shoulder strap, which is plenty good enough to carry around at uni. They have the advantage of being 100% waterproof too.

    You can also get a rucksack-converter, which works well, but is very bulky to carry.

    Just get ortlieb panniers, and use the shoulder-strap.
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    Does anyone use a big pannier ( like a Jandd grocer one) and then just chuck a satchel inside? For a normal crumpler, what size pannier would you need?

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    My commuting bag is the Arkel Utility Basket, which is large enough to hold a full grocery bag and then some. Mine's equipped with the optional laptop pouch. Without that, it would have a single large inside space and a zippered top pocket.

    For my uses off the bike, I bring along a clip-on shoulder strap that I had left over from an older laptop bag.

    This bag is extremely well constructed, very adjustable for attaching to different racks, and it's guaranteed for life. It's not inexpensive, but I'd recommend it heartily to anybody.

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