Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Pannier bags and saddlebags

Racing bikes need no saddle bags or panniers, and are fairly well serviced with small innertube sized bags that slot under the seat but what about commuters, shoppers and tourers?

Well, even these sections of the bike luggage market are well catered for with many good quality and reasonably priced bags widely available but what about the eccentric who wants a canvas a leather bag?

There are not many, maybe only a handful, of canvas bag manufacturers in Australia, and we've put in all those we can find in this list but there are some very interesting small, and not so small, firms overseas.

Here is a list of all we could find in a concentrated search of the Internet. One Australian bag maker is known only via the magazine Australian Cyclist and we've included their phone number, the only means of communication with them.

Please send in any additions, especially Australian saddlebag and pannier manufacturers, to the TBUG email: (cutnpaste into your email program).

Canvas saddlebags and panniers:

Doug Thompson and Silke Smaglinski: High-tech pack canvas with reinforced double floors and a long list of special features. (02) 6247 7117

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