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Offline PhilInAthens

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Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« on: September 06, 2014, 04:39:56 pm »
I have a little pearl to share with everyone do to an unfortunate event of mine.  (In other words, you get to learn from my dumb ass mistake.)  In this case, the feared "driveway drop". (Don't ask...)  :034:

In the first picture I have marked where the bike landed. Thanks to the R&G Bars, those were the only forward portion of the bike to make contact with the ground. (Just a few scratches, touched up with black paint.) The pannier was the second point of contact and that damage made me whimper.

After much fretting, I decided to see what a replacement pannier lid cost.   Low and behold there is a 'cosmetic' cover on the lid that only costs $70 to replace!  Ordered, received, four screws and done.  Lovely!  :028:

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Re: Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014, 08:13:14 pm »
That's a good result and a simple fix - good news. :028:

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Re: Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 09:11:50 pm »
Looks good thanks for the tip.

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Re: Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 09:18:15 pm »
Yes, some of the cosmetic plastic is really quite affordable!

The hotel in Itlay I stayed at last year moved mine without checking and broke the front mudguard as the disc lock was forced into it. Only cost £45 to replace. It's a darn sight easier that way than all the effort of preparing and painting!
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Re: Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 10:39:20 pm »
I had a similar event a couple of days ago.    3m Paint Defender was applied before the event.    I highly recommend it's use!!!!

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Re: Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2014, 08:26:55 pm »
I'm curious many years and miles before we stop worrying about relatively small scratches?  My ST is now 12 years old and I no longer worry about small scuff marks. Too many miles and too many years.  Don't get me wrong, of course I would be bothered by deep scratches but if they mostly rub out with fine rubbing compound...ehh I'm already losing my anal attitude about its cleanliness and pristine paint. 
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Re: Replacing a Pannier Lid Cover
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 12:24:18 am »
Where did you find them for $70?
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