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Presenting the OYB Retro Bike Pannier!

Smallish, but oh so fine.

8.5" tall, 4" deep, 11.25" wide. (Price is for one bag.)

Made-to-order, one at a time for you. They are repurposed from rare vintage Swiss military surplus cases. Heavy-weight light-green canvas with thick leather in various shades. Check out the closure-tang -- sweet. They're in good shape, but used, with some dings, wrinkles and stains ("beausage" = the beauty of usage). If you order a pair I can pick 'em to be somewhat close in shade -- and you can request light, medium or dark leather.

These are 80% condition. The base items are scarcer every year.

I think this pannier has the most and thickest leather of any leather'n'canvas pannier.

I developed this bag to be a fundraiser for indie outdoor culture, which I promote via my website http://OutYourBackdoor.com -- 2000+ articles! ...It's about otherwise overlooked aspects of modern folkways. Raising awareness of outdoor lore is why I brand them with my logo.

"An amazing variety of people stop me to say how cool this bag is. Also, it's just perfect for my needs. They would cost a lot more in any shop. It's great that Jeff has them back in stock again." -- Sanford P., Esq.;Ann Arbor, MI

Each pannier comes with a leather logo patch. I also offer a colorful embroidered logo patch, if you prefer. (See pics; no extra charge, just let me know.) And if you want no patch, just ask.

My standard rack-clips fit a typical Blackburn type rack (8mm, 5/16"). If you have a larger Bontrager-type rack, which is 10mm, or 7/16", or the even bigger Tubus, at 12mm, just let me know. Also, let me know if you have a Pletscher rack (with the spring top holder) -- it needs a longer bungie.

*Easy On/Off* -- Takes 2 seconds to remove, 3 seconds to install.

*The Wait* -- Because each item is made to order, it takes me a week to make and ship. Delivery is another few days. (1 pan = Priority; 2 pans = Parcel.)

*Discount for Two? -- Nope. I wish I could but the profit-margin is too thin.

Parts are attached with hammered copper rivets, old-school (pics show previous steel rivets). The hook is tensioned with a stout bungie cord. It's meant for moderate duty. I wanted the fittings to have a low profile. Thus the attachment is not meant for off-roading or wretchedly bumpy pavement. Also, they're water resistant, not waterproof.

The interior corners are too snug "as is" to fit magazines. But if you stuff 'em like a brick with magazines and let it sit overnight they shape up fine for that size.

I can do stamped western-style monogramming (letters about 1/2" each) for an extra $5 (3 initials; extras for another $5). The lower left leather area seems the best place -- diagonally or horizontally, your call -- but the tang works, too. Just request any extras in a note and I can send you an extra PayPal Request invoice, or you can order direct from http://OutYourBackdoor.com.

Thank you! -- Jeff Potter, proprietor

OYB Swiss Retro Bike Pannier -- vintage upcycled



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, canvas, metal, clips, bungie cord, rivets, military surplus, patch, copper, shoulderstrap
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 32 reviews
  • Favorited by: 260 people