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.