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OfflineRTman10

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    INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
    « on: 2014-11-02 16:03:07 »
    Here's a cheap solution to those nasty expensive scratches to your pannier lids. Available in most Halfords for about £10.   

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      Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
      « Reply #1 on: 2014-11-02 19:41:12 »
      What are they?
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        « Reply #2 on: 2014-11-02 19:52:01 »
        What are they?
        They are sold as protection rubber strips for car bumpers.  They just happen to be the right length for the pannier and have a very strong adhesive on them.  Thicker than the BMW protection jobbies and a fraction of the price.


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          Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
          « Reply #4 on: 2014-11-02 20:56:11 »
          Is this it?

          https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10001&productId=796957&categoryId=246902&langId=-1

          How'd they look on the pannier?
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          Thats them.  With the panniers on the bike they are not very noticeable being the same colour and texture as the lid, see pic.]

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            Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
            « Reply #5 on: 2014-11-03 14:00:28 »
            Are the 510mm ones the correct length? I make that 20 inches in old money.
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              « Reply #6 on: 2014-11-03 14:10:36 »
              Just measured them.  310 mm or just over 12 in.  Didn't know they made different lengths. You would not want  longer ones as you could not cut them to size due to the rounded ends.

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                Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                « Reply #7 on: 2014-11-03 19:17:38 »
                Just measured them.  310 mm or just over 12 in.  Didn't know they made different lengths. You would not want  longer ones as you could not cut them to size due to the rounded ends.

                Thanks, that should bring the cost down as the longer ones are coming in at about £18 for a pair.
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                  Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                  « Reply #8 on: 2014-11-14 17:03:19 »
                  This looks to be a good idea, Halfords web site says they are 370mm long, the panniers do seem to take a bashing no matter how careful you try to be.
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                    Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                    « Reply #9 on: 2014-11-15 11:25:25 »
                    This looks to be a good idea, Halfords web site says they are 370mm long, the panniers do seem to take a bashing no matter how careful you try to be.
                    Obviously have a different tape measure to mine. 

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                      Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                      « Reply #10 on: 2014-12-16 11:49:00 »
                      Many thanks for that great idea and the photo. Those rubber strips look good too - don't want something ugly ruining the looks of the bike! I was thinking of getting the pannier protection bars too. Very expensive from Wunderlich though (around GB£269 or €340).  :-\ 
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                        Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                        « Reply #11 on: 2014-12-17 17:23:41 »
                        Just bought the Halfords rubber strips. As has been said, they are a perfect size and only £9.99. BMW ones are £134!

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                          Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                          « Reply #12 on: 2014-12-17 17:48:00 »
                          Make sure you put them on straight  !!! ;)   
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                            « Reply #13 on: 2014-12-17 18:24:45 »
                            Make sure you put them on straight  !!! ;)

                            I'll certainly try!  ;D

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                              Re: INEXPENSIVE PANNIER PROTECTION
                              « Reply #14 on: 2014-12-17 19:07:54 »
                              I put a strip of tape at the back so they are both the same distance from the back. . Used the ridge on the lid as a level guide. Once they touch they are stuck.

                               

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