Needed: Stylish bike bag solutions! What baskets / panniers would fit my Raleigh's giant rear bike rack?
I'm trying to figure out the optimal basket/pannier arrangement for my new-to-me (1972) Raleigh Superbe. As you can see from the links, it came with a somewhat awkward dynohub light (1
) in the front and an unwieldy rack in the back (1
I know I can just get a little behind-the-seat bag for keys/phone/wallet, but I'd like to be able transport larger hauls (groceries, elaborate picnics, books) as well. I've seen some nice options from Public/Linus/etc., but I have no idea if they would work with my set-up.
Background: I bike to work and to the store, usually about a mile or two each way. [Yes, I wear a helmet!] Ideally, I'd like to be able to toss my purse in a basket in the front (like this
) and put groceries and other sundries in rear baskets
. I store my bike in my office when I'm at work, and would be fine carrying a basket/bag with me into the grocery store.
How can I achieve my vision of stylish European-style storage options? Will I need to replace the rack? Wrap a million bungee cords around everything?