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Arkel Cam-Lock Hook Kit
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We offer you our Cam-Lock(r) hook system as a separate kit, just in case you have an old set of panniers that could use a little spiffing up! The Cam-Lock retro fit kit is available with two different track length 8" and 10" to perfectly match your needs. Our system is foolproof and lasts forever-why not use it on your other brand of panniers? The kit comes with everything except the tools to install it! It is fully adjustable and it's guaranteed for life.

The kit (pair) includes the following parts to retrofit 2 panniers, the kit (single) will retro fit a single pannier and comes with only half of the items listed below:

  • 2 aluminum rails 8 or 10 in.
  • 4 aluminum hooks with self locking cams and nylon inserts to protect the rack
  • 2 carry handles
  • 4 d-rings to attach optional shoulder strap
  • 2 multifiber bungee
  • 2 stainless steel wire hook

    You can order the kit with 8 or 10 in. tracks depending on the size of your panniers.
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    StarStarStarStarStar Great Modification for Securing Old Panniers on Rack

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    Product: Arkel Cam-Lock Hook Kit: 8 inch (pair)
    Ownership: several months
    Tech Knowledge: high

    Pros

    I have a pair of old REI rear panniers, which hooked onto my Blackburn rear rack (8.0 mm diameter aluminum) with plastic hooks (2 top, one forward). Unfortunately, once in a while, when hitting a bump or pothole, whether on the trail or road, the pannier would pop off the bicycle. Because the fabric still held up and I like the option of pockets (unlike the Ortlieb load-everything-in-one compartment-type pannier), I looked online and discovered the Arkel Cam-Lock Hook kit as an upgrade to keep my REI panniers. Since I've installed them, I haven't lost a pannier yet!

    Cons

    The instructions and photos were not very good in the instruction set I got. For example, I couldn't figure out where the top (carry) strap went and how it worked the cam locks. I must have spent an hour trying to figure it out. (Each strap had been pulled away from the cams, probably from my initial fussing with them and not paying attention.) Finally, I got it to work. Each cam lock has a screw that attaches to one end of the carry strap. Wrap each end of the carry strap around the perimeter of the cam locks so that the long legs of the cams face medial (inward). The carry handle should lie between the cams, and moves them when you pull up on the handle. Then insert the top of the carry handle under the horizontal strap that connects the two hooks. Pulling up on the handle releases the cam locks to unhitch the pannier from the rack; releasing the handle locks the cams to the rack for a snug fit. For a secure lock, push the pannier forwards and backwards to make sure it does not move on the rack (this ensures that the cam locks are actually grabbing the rack).

    Other Thoughts

    You will have to drill holes into the back plate of the pannier to accommodate the fasteners. Be sure to use a hole punch/scissors to cut the hole for the pannier fabric, as the fabric will just wrap around a drill bit (a caution in the instruction sheet and learned from personal experience).

    Also, you may need to use a sewing awl to stitch a 1” wide piece of webbing strap into the fabric of the back side of each pannier as a guide for the hook, as I did.

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