But these things can be repaired, spare crank axles are available when you know where to look. Been talking to Ryan Bednark on the ins and outs of Panniers and the old GER(which I am also getting to tinker with). So I am well aware of the issues with the crank axle. The green GWR Pannier I m looking at as well doesn't have these issues. Mike
Silly NT's...I have Aspergers.