New Commuter Bicycle Setup

As promised, I am showing the installation as well as a mini review of the components I purchased from Nashbar. I will be showing the installation and reviewing the following items:

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  • ATB Pannier
  • Deluxe Cork Bar Tape (natural)

To start off, here is a before and after of the installation of the bar tape.

So far I have nothing but good things to say about the deluxe cork bar tape. It looks good, was easy to apply, and has been comfortable. Below is a great video on how to apply bar tape.

Next up are the panniers. Nashbar's ATB panniers have three pockets each and come in a set. Below is a picture showing my left pannier all packed for my morning commute. The other one
fits my shoes and my lunch perfectly with lots of room to spare.

These attach in two places. The first is a bungy cord that hooks onto the rear dropout. The second is two hooks and a velcro strap that hook around the top bar of the rear rack.

These panniers seem to be plenty large and rugged enough for my daily commute (9 mi one way). For hardcore touring they would not cover it, but they serve my current needs very well and are well worth what I paid for them.

Coming Soon
  • Planet Bike Freddy Fenders Hardcore - Coming Soon...
  • Mini Toe Clip
  • Ascent Button Water Bottle Cage

1 comment:

carrieferrier said...

glad its working out for ya!