Lomo Panniers.

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by Tramp » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:35 pm

Agree they are excellent value ...do look huge on a enduro though but saves me taking the roll top bag :lol: so more room for my ass :o ...

can you post a picture of the sports panniers as a mate with a suzuki gs1000 may buy them...new thread obviuosly ;)

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by Andi_Archer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:06 pm

Fitted them to my DR650 they do look good but I will have to work a solution out for the bottom mounting as the straps provided just wont work with the side racks and the loops are a tad small for getting the roc-straps I have

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by Tramp » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:01 pm

I have 2 mounts front and rear on my pannier loops where the xlips on soft panniers line up then simple zip tie... I use the metal tiedown mounts used in many small pannel vans... Can be found on ebay and use a mushroom head hex bolt through each with a penny washer....

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by chunky butt » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:45 pm

catcitrus wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:32 pm
its a long cable and goes through a few things---anyway--here's another pic. I'm well impressed with them--nice straps--long and a big fat centre one. I had to add an old hover mower handle to the stock pannier frames to give some flap support--but just three bolts and its off--the stock panniers look cool but are crap--they leak, they are small--and when a lock failed I found out that they were virtually irrepairable as the complex mechanism is bulky and behind a riveted inner. I now open and close the failed one with a bent screwdriver--and you would never know! My ortliebs also fit--but are shorter and suffer from the straps really being too short--especially a problem if you have BMW type pannier loops--the ortliebs will be confined to my WR250R and Kawa super sherpa. The LOMOs look cavernous in comparison. By the way I have a HD set of Oxford sports panniers for sale (cheap)--little used, expandable and with all the extras--BUT THEY ARE IN RED so don't go with any of my bikes!LOMO panniers (3).JPG
I think they look excellent, and for the money are great value......if I didn't have my giant loop I'd certainly have some :D

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by diggermanbob » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 pm

They do look great value , bit on the big side unless your riding big bike , trouble is the bigger the panniers the more crap you carry , that said looks like they will be very popular !!!

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by catcitrus » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:31 pm

chunky butt wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:45 pm
catcitrus wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:32 pm
its a long cable and goes through a few things---anyway--here's another pic. I'm well impressed with them--nice straps--long and a big fat centre one. I had to add an old hover mower handle to the stock pannier frames to give some flap support--but just three bolts and its off--the stock panniers look cool but are crap--they leak, they are small--and when a lock failed I found out that they were virtually irrepairable as the complex mechanism is bulky and behind a riveted inner. I now open and close the failed one with a bent screwdriver--and you would never know! My ortliebs also fit--but are shorter and suffer from the straps really being too short--especially a problem if you have BMW type pannier loops--the ortliebs will be confined to my WR250R and Kawa super sherpa. The LOMOs look cavernous in comparison. By the way I have a HD set of Oxford sports panniers for sale (cheap)--little used, expandable and with all the extras--BUT THEY ARE IN RED so don't go with any of my bikes!LOMO panniers (3).JPG
I think they look excellent, and for the money are great value......if I didn't have my giant loop I'd certainly have some :D
I also have a Giant Loop--but it suits narrow assed bikes and doesn't fit well when they have pannier frames etc--I know--I'm spoilt for choice!!--but these things don't wear out really, and they are always there when you need them--at 50 quid its a bargain. I've just spent about 3 hours adding 5 cm wide extra velcro straps to my Ortliebs to lengthen them (over the top of the existing ones which only have about a 2 inch overlap when sitting on the Yam pannier frames)--involved taking out the strap mounting screws and some HD sewing--but worth it as they now mount as they should.

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by Andi_Archer » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:56 pm

Tramp wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:01 pm
I have 2 mounts front and rear on my pannier loops where the xlips on soft panniers line up then simple zip tie... I use the metal tiedown mounts used in many small pannel vans... Can be found on ebay and use a mushroom head hex bolt through each with a penny washer....
Yes I have them with zip ties at the moment but as they are "removable" was looking for something that I could just clip or sinch on to the Happy Trail rack to hold them down but still quick release.

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by DaveCon » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 am

I have some Lomo gear and it's ok. In my experience though, if the gear arrives ok then fine but if you have any problems with it, you're on your own.

I bought a pair of gloves from them and within a week the stitching started to unravel. I emailed them and their answer was "get some nylon thread and you should be able to repair them" :shock:

So I won't be going there again.

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by daryl » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:15 am

Ok, I'm back from 2600 miles to Italy and home via some French TET.

I'm pleased to say the panniers worked great, with the only (cosmetic) damage being where I scraped them on a wall on one of the balcony roads in France. Beyond some high denier cordura or similar fabric, I'm not sure what would have helped though.

The survived a few small drops on the dirt without incident, but I wouldn't want to slide them down a gravel road too far at high speed.

I used reusable cable ties instead of the supplied bottom straps as mentioned previously and a ROK strap around each bag to prevent bouncing.

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Re: Lomo Panniers.

Post by catcitrus » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:54 am

Well done Daryl--I got a pair to run on the Triumph Tiger--the stock panniers look good but are crap at holding anything. I like the long and substantial velcro flaps that run over the top of the seat. I had to add an old lawnmower handle to provide something for them to swing/attach to--just 3 bolts and quick---and like you used Lidl's reusable HD cable ties to hold everything in place. I went to the ABR Festival and took a big 3 man coleman tent, tarp, cooking stuff etc--and even a decent sized washing up bowl went in one pannier and "squared it up"--and possibly a good tip because you can pack the bowl with all kinds of stuff and simply slot it in the pannier--and it will also prevent the contents from a tipple over and squash.. I managed to pack much more than I can usually carry and they were NARROWER than the plastic fantastic stock handbags, and very easy to put on and take off. However, I think that on a smaller 250 they might be a little long and get in the way of my legs so I'll stick to my Ortleibs for that. I note the "made in China" label but so far they seem excellent value and fit for purpose.

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