24 thoughts on “DIY Hardside Bicycle Pannier

  1. Great video! I’ve almost completed the same set up for my bike but I was
    wondering how did you bend the corner braces into the correct shape?

  2. This is a great idea. This could be way to carry a laptop to work, just
    foam line the the inside. Maybe mount some wheels and a telescoping handle
    (from thriftstore suticase) and you could unfasten and roll into the
    office. The other mounting option you may have seen is skewering the boxes
    with two threaded rods so that they hang as a pair. disadvantage is you
    have to use them together. Great idea thanks!

  3. I HAD ALREADY DICIDED TO USE THIS TYPE OF BOX FOR MY PANNIERS, AND TO MY
    SUPRISE YOU HAVE CONFIRMED FOR ME THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS WORLD! VERY
    HELPFUL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING! PEACE FORWARD!

  4. Update from the maker – These dry boxes held for the entire NYS Erie canal
    trail – and they are still like when I first made them. No easy ride. They
    do deliver a pounding to the gear inside as they are directly attached to
    the bike. Just need to pad the important stuff.

  5. Sorry l took so long. It is a Topeak Explorer Bike Rack with Spring. If you
    search for it on Amazon you will find it.

  6. Nice going. Would love to see how they hold down with no bungees. They look
    like they might rattle off if you didn’t have the spring loaded rack, which
    most people don’t. Inner padding would be good too, to cut down on rattling
    of stored items. Also, there is much easier hardware to do this with. Like
    most DIY stuff tho, it’s a constant project, improving all the time.

  7. Thanks. Padding is recommended though. I once had my lunch in it with a
    hard boiled egg. When I opened my lunch up I did not have to peel the egg.
    Just had to rinse the pieces of shell off.

  8. Wow, I never even considered using ‘Hard Boxes’ on a bicycle, what an
    interesting idea! Thanks for posting this video.

  9. I’m going to give this a try. I have no aptitude for DIY, but this looks
    simple enough that even I can attempt it. Thanks for posting.

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