We end fatherâ€™s day week with this re-purposed bicycle pannier. Â Citymade dad Jeff rides often rides his bike to work and carries his computer etc. in his back pack. Â This gets quite hot and uncomfortable so he requested a pannier for his bike.
My goal was to make as much of it re-purposed as I could. Â I found a grey vinyl curtain and a black belt at a thrift store.
The outside of the bags are canvas but I lined them with the vinyl curtain. Â I cut the belt and used it for a fastener on one of the bags. Â I also cut a square from the leather belt for embellishment.
To fasten the bags onto the bicycle rack I pulled some d-rings off of an old travel bag and sewed them to the middle of the pannier. Â The d-rings are secured to the rack with a couple of carabiners.
This pannier can easily convert into a messenger bag by clipping a strap onto the d-rings.