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  • #11929

    eclecticeric
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      My donor bike came with panniers, which I initially thought I’d try and sell on Ebay. Then I realized that I could use them on the Triking for extra baggage space. I mounted them on the exhaust pipes using “u” bolts with a sheet of aluminum diamond plate and a couple of airgaps between. I added an extra exhaust pipe support on each side to help take the extra weight. The panniers can be mounted/dismounted in about 10 minutes. When I mount them in future I need to move them back about an inch, because right now they slightly interfere with the mudguards at full lock. They are a slightly different colour than the car, so will paint them to match in the spring.

      Beautiful autumn colours here right now, so took advantage of that when taking the photos

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    • #11933

      eclecticeric
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        For some reason a couple of photos didn’t upload

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      • #11936

        Nice work Eric.
        I think there is a 2019 Calendar shot right there, please send some to Tony Eric.
        BW’s
        Richard

        • #11943

          eclecticeric
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            Not too fast, Richard – I haven’ got my 2018 calendar yet ! Do you already have your Christmas tree up 🙂 . I will save some of the Autumn colour photos I’ve taken for Tony’s call for photos next year though.

            • #11944

              eclecticeric
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                Please don’t take my previous comment too seriously, Richard (and Pat) – I have a bad habit of being a smart-ass sometimes and regretting it later….

          • #11938
            David Q
            David Q
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              Hi Eric,
              I really like those panniers, and also the colour of the car! Out of interest, what colour is it? It’s quite similar to mine, which is RAL 5026 (Pearl Night Blue). I enclose a photo.

              David Q

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              • #11941

                eclecticeric
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                  Thanks for the comments, David. Yes, the colours do look very similar – I chose mine because it was close to the original bike colour, which I liked, as you can see from the panniers. I actually painted my car with Rustoleum spray cans from Walmart – came out OK , but not as good as a professional job, but I saved a lot of money, and bought a bunch of extra cans of the same colour, so I may paint it again in the Spring. The colour is Cobalt Blue Metallic – finished with several layers of Duplicolor clearcoat.

              • #11942
                David Q
                David Q
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                  Well, it certainly looks great on the photos – well done!

                  David Q

                  • #11945

                    eclecticeric
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                      Thanks, David – doesn’t look quite so good close up – scratches more easily than a professional job, although it seems like the clear coat should be as durable as what the professionals use, even if the Rustoleum isn’t.

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