The pannier lifestyle

Panniers. Probably the most basic "bag on bike" seen today, yet something I've largely eschewed over the past decade. Oh yeah, I started using panniers on my bikes around 2003, but since I got back from the Big Tour in 2011, I started moving towards Carradice styled saddlebags, handlebar bags, and baskets. Why? Well, I... Continue Reading →

My North St. randonneur styled handlebar bag

I've wanted a decent handlebar bag for quite some time. And now I've finally gotten one.First, some backstory: I started thinking about getting a handlebar bag on my Surly Long Haul Trucker for as long as I've had the bike (since April of 2008.) But because of the interrupter (or "cross" as in cyclocross) brake... Continue Reading →

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