Just about 8 years ago I got these great panniers at a yard sale for 5 dollars (not to be confused with dolars).
After my first year of ownership the original nylon zipper gave out. I then replaced it with another nylon zipper (yes, I did it myself. For your information I once took a sewing class).
Now, after a few more years the replacement zipper gave out. It’s probably from me stuffing as much crap as possible in them.
As many of ya’ll know I’ve been on a yard sale search for a new set of panniers, but no such luck. So I’ve started on replacing the zippers again (with metal ones this time) and will just use them till the material dies.
I do believe I’m going to invest in some new hooky-dos like these. And once the fabric dies I’ll go ahead and either bite the bullet and get some new real ones or make my own like this. Link courtesy of another bicycle blogger who I can’t remember. Maybe John or Pat or Jeff. Possibly Hank or Jason.
On an unrelated note, I’ve decided to put to rest let the idea of stop signs as yield (and associated). It would take up a lot of energy and time and I do believe that it really isn’t worth the effort for now. All the comments received were thoughtful, considerate and greatly appreciated.
That’s it for now. I’ve now gotta put some time into composing new voice mail messages for the Fresh Abundance! South and Valley stores. I’m thinking possibly along the lines of;
- Hello, you’ve reached…<insert primal scream>, it’s the aliens! They’re attacking, run for your lives!
- Shh. Listen. Hear it? It’s the government listening in. <insert dial tone>
That is all,
Jacque – Out