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post #1 of 2 Old 06-29-2009, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Balsa panniers???

Has anyone made a set of panniers out of balsa cored and fiber glass/carbon wrapped?

I am planning on a cross country trip at the end of august and really don't want to spend $$$$ for a set of aluminum panniers. I looked at the soft panniers and would be concerned with leaving the bike unattended for any lengths of time.

I have all the material other then the balsa at the moment.

I will glass the inside and outside and add carbon fiber where needed for reinforcement. I have enough carbon fiber clothe to do it all and may just do so…


Would like any thought as for design and functionality. I will be making them to fit on a 07.

If this has been done and you can remember the source then I'd appreciate the links.

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Bill
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Hey Bill, never heard of it, but it is an intriguing idea. Should save you some in the weight dept too. Plus carbon fiber looks bitchin.

Are you planning on sticking to the roads, though? I don't think it would do well in a fall...?




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