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A few months ago, my TW was stolen. I recovered the bike a few days later, but sans the Happy Trails hard cases. As a stop-gap, I mounted a couple of bicycle panniers I had laying around my garage to my front cycle rack. They work great! I was concerned about how they would hold up during my 70 miles per hour commute to and from work, but they've performed beautifully.









Next mod - handguard protectors/deflectors.
 

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Hello Turborob,



There are no "mounts" to speak of.







The bags come with two hooks that allow them to hang on the outer rail of the cycle rack.







The bags also come equipped with a bungee type cord with a hook at the end that I connect to the where the front fender mounts to the fork tube.











One final "mounting strategy" is interlocking straps.







I added an additional feature of a small bungee cord connected to the back of each bag to force a toe-out situation. Although I ran the bags for several months without this last addition (without a problem), I feel better with it as insurance that the front of the bags can't toe-in and come in contact with the tire.







I love this set up. It's pretty unconventional as compared with traditional saddle bags, but they're light weight, have good capacity, are removed and re-installed easily, and were cheap in that they were discards from one of my bicycles after I upgraded to better panniers.
 

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I appreciate you taking the time to take the photos and respond with detail. Legend.



One more question though; what brand/model are they? I'll certainly get a pair if I can, when going on trips it would be a great place for lightweight bulky items (clothes or a sleeping bag).



Cheers, and thanks again.



Rob.
 
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