boring ortlieb front roller question

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CyclepathToHell
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boring ortlieb front roller question

Postby CyclepathToHell » Mon May 28, 2007 20:48 pm

does the bottom hook face away from you or towards you, or is it optional? in other words, do you have the bottom of the pannier hooked at the front or rear of the rack?

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Postby BShane » Mon May 28, 2007 21:25 pm

I believe they face forward to take strain from the top catches under heavy braking.

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Postby pw2389 » Mon May 28, 2007 22:05 pm

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I believe they face forward to take strain from the top catches under heavy braking.
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That's how I've got mine set up (for the very same reason).

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Postby CyclepathToHell » Mon May 28, 2007 22:55 pm

thanks guys.

same for the back rack? (that's how mine has been set up for two years)

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Postby TorugartTim » Tue May 29, 2007 06:45 am

I set my rear ones the opposite way. That way if a car clips the pannier, there's are chance the pannier will go without taking the bike with it. This is based on an accident I had in Chile, when I was really lucky a Karrimor pannier separated from the rack after I was hit by a pick-up truck.

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Postby BShane » Tue May 29, 2007 22:01 pm

Cripes TT, That's a good heads up. I'll bare it in mind when setting up for my hol's.

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Postby Cunobelin » Wed May 30, 2007 06:00 am

Mine depends on the bike!

The Street machine has an open design to it's rack so the clip faces back to secure lateral movement and the top clips abut the crosspieces to secure forward and back

On the Catrike and Airnimal the Tubus Racks work better if the clip faces forward behind the middle down strut and again the top clips fit next to cross struts

I simply look for the most secure fitting on each machine.



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Postby Michael Falk » Wed May 30, 2007 09:40 am

Touring for 2 years with large roller "plusses" on the back & front I had all hooks facing towards the back. I had no resulting problems at all. I've no idea if I was doing what <i>should</i> be done or not.

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Postby threeducks » Tue Jun 12, 2007 22:05 pm

This is not as boring a question as you think!

I've often wondered which way these should face and have tried both directions with different manufacturers with varying results. Thanks for the heads up.


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