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    Best panniers for hucking?

    I'm looking to put a set of panniers on my Heckler to store extra clothes, armor, helmet, tools & stuff. The damn frame doesn't have those little "braze ons" that some XC bikes have. Anyone know a good pannier that will stand up to freeride abuse? I don't want my stuff falling out on big hits. How do I put them on without the braze ons?

    Do you think I should just go with rear ones, or can I get some that will fit my AM-1 fork also? I like to carry a lot of stuff.

    Thanks!

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    Just get a little basket to tie onto your handle bars. You can add cute flowers, and even carry your dog. Think how much fun he'll have flying off 10 foot drops!
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    i declare this a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    Just get a little basket to tie onto your handle bars. You can add cute flowers, and even carry your dog. Think how much fun he'll have flying off 10 foot drops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    Just get a little basket to tie onto your handle bars. You can add cute flowers, and even carry your dog. Think how much fun he'll have flying off 10 foot drops!
    LMAO!
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    why would you want thhose on a hucking bike? :rofl:

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatetokil
    i declare this a bad idea

    no, he should get it, and videotape it for us all to watch...could be very interesting!

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    I use the Performance brand panniers front and rear on my Demo, done a few 8 footers fully loaded with no problem.

    To mount them you'll need to get some braze-ons welded to the rear triangle and fork.

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    I see from your avitar...

    Quote Originally Posted by radair
    I'm looking to put a set of panniers on my Heckler to store extra clothes, armor, helmet, tools & stuff. The damn frame doesn't have those little "braze ons" that some XC bikes have. Anyone know a good pannier that will stand up to freeride abuse? I don't want my stuff falling out on big hits. How do I put them on without the braze ons?

    Do you think I should just go with rear ones, or can I get some that will fit my AM-1 fork also? I like to carry a lot of stuff.

    Thanks!
    You call yourself "beer thief". Carrying extra clothes and body armor, eh? Big fat liar, I say. You just want to do some beer runs and use the Heckler as a getaway vehicle.

    BTW, pick me up a bottle of Boone's Farm apple wine when you get yours.

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    I'm assuming this is an April Fool's joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherebob
    LMAO!

    oh yeah....same boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by standard235
    I'm assuming this is an April Fool's joke.
    Ha! Word. Nice, Rob. April Fools, right?

    I got fooled at work today....I work in a huuuge ski store...and there is a lot of intercom calls for all sorts of ****. Early on this am, theres a call out to all employees notifing us of free Red Bull at the front. I get all crackhead steez for Red Bull, and I stop my sentence and lead a charge of people up to the front where I watch a co worker open a cooler full of socks. That was a good one. I was even in denial for a sec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shabadu
    I got fooled at work today....I work in a huuuge ski store...and there is a lot of intercom calls for all sorts of ****. Early on this am, theres a call out to all employees notifing us of free Red Bull at the front. I get all crackhead steez for Red Bull, and I stop my sentence and lead a charge of people up to the front where I watch a co worker open a cooler full of socks. That was a good one. I was even in denial for a sec.
    Something about that hit me as so funny.

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    panties????? I always suggest black lace
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    You dirty old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standard235
    You dirty old man.
    yeah when you young you are called a pervert...or funny

    then when you get up in years you are called a dirty old men

    moral.....getting old sucks
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    I'm called a pervert. Oh well, I live to **** with people.


    Makes adults laugh so bleh. My dad says I have "an adult sense of humor". No good at school though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standard235
    I'm called a pervert. Oh well, I live to **** with people.


    Makes adults laugh so bleh. My dad says I have "an adult sense of humor". No good at school though.
    always choose black lace then
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    Quote Originally Posted by radair
    I'm looking to put a set of panniers on my Heckler to store extra clothes, armor, helmet, tools & stuff. The damn frame doesn't have those little "braze ons" that some XC bikes have. Anyone know a good pannier that will stand up to freeride abuse? I don't want my stuff falling out on big hits. How do I put them on without the braze ons?

    Do you think I should just go with rear ones, or can I get some that will fit my AM-1 fork also? I like to carry a lot of stuff.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    always choose black lace then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    That's what I'm talkin' about!

    It looks like the front & rear combo is well balanced. That's obviously the way to go. ;^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair
    That's what I'm talkin' about!

    It looks like the front & rear combo is well balanced. That's obviously the way to go. ;^)

    OMG that is so core!

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    riding with panniers

    That is quite impressive!

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    Old Man Mountain Racks

    Hi radair,

    I don't really, umm, huck much but I ride rough trails with some small drops (1.5').

    I've had the Old Man Mountain Redrock Rear Rack for about three months now and am quite happy with it. I need to write a review still.

    Definately need a loaded front rack to even out the weight with rear panniers attached, but it is doable with just the trunk bag.

    I attached these military buttpacks with 550 cord for my panniers, from [http://www.blackhawk.com] actually. I am planning to modify this design, Instructions for Making Your Own Panniers [http://www.backpacking.net], and sew my own panniers to work in conjunction with the buttpacks. I'm not going to make the stuffsacks, the buttpacks will be at the top and a 2qt canteen / dry bag beneath. Haven't decided if I will drop below the axle yet, to the top of the derailer is as far as I'd go. The rear is so damn heavy loaded it's likely I would take the panniers off anyways to change a flat. My idea is for the panniers to be modular. Move a buttpack to the front, rear, or my harness.

    Just use some heavyduty fabric like packcloth, cordura, or ballistics nylon. Pick your weight penalty. You can buy the materials at [http://www.seattlefabrics.com].

    Here's a picture:
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    The rack has taken a beating from the trails and crashes but has held up well. Nothing more than small scratches. The buttpacks haven't been abused yet but I'm certain they would be fully intact after laying the bike down on pavement at speed.

    Hope this gives some ideas.

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    Well, this was a lame attempt at an April Fool's joke, but you've got some great info here.

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