F.A.Q. BAKKIE CYCLES


Here we have answered some of the questions you have already asked us about our bags.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you can't find your answer!

  • How do the Bakkie & Bakkie light bags attach to the luggage rack?
  • Maybe we fix the Bakkies against the luggage rack?
  • How to transport a guitar by bike?
  • Are the straps included with the saddlebags?
  • My bike has small wheels, can I still use the Bakkies?
  • Whathe differences between Bakkie and Bakkie Light?
  • Why Evo?
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HOW DO BAKKIE & BAKKIE LIGHT BAGS ATTACH TO THE LUGGAGE RACK?


The Bakkie bag and the Bakkie light support are attached using two straps passed around the luggage rack plate.

The two straps are adjustable, allowing them to be adjusted adapt to the diameter of the luggage rack tube, even to the very large tubes of certain bicycles which make fixing with hooks impossible.

On electric bikes having the battery in the luggage rack, it is sometimes impossible to use the fixing hooks as found on many hiking bags. No problem with the Bakkies, you can remove the battery to install the bag then put it back. The Bakkie is then secured on the luggage rack.

This very simple system also allows the bag to be attached to the body of a cargo bike, to the handlebars of a folding bike and anywhere else it can find its use!

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CAN WE FIX THE BAKKIES AGAINST THE LUGGAGE RACK?


By default there is no system to keep the bag pressed against the luggage rack for two reasons:

- The support of the bag is made up of two layers of fabric which enclose a foam board. This padding protects your fragile cargo from aggressive parts of the luggage rack (a guitar body for example) and avoids the noise it could generate by hitting the luggage rack. Nothing serious if the bag moves a little away from the bike on a small impact, so it happens silently!

- The additional straps provided allow this to be done if necessary, in the case of a very high object which could tip over the luggage rack for example.

However, a chain of straps on the bike side support allows you to add a Velcro type fastener, colson collar or other, to pass through the uprights of the luggage rack.

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How to transport a guitar by bike


Transporting your guitar by bike in its case or case is easy with Bakkies bags. The guitar is placed vertically in the support, a strap presses the body against the bike in the lower part, another supports the neck in the upper part.

The padded support prevents the punching of any bolts or protruding parts of the luggage rack on the body of the instrument.

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ARE THE STRAPS INCLUDED WITH THE SADDLEBAGS?


Yes! You will receive your Bakkie or Bakkie light with 3 straps (40, 60 and 90 cm) stored in their pocket (under the reflective logo).

To differentiate them, the stitching is in different colors.

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IS MY LUGGAGE RACK COMPATIBLE WITH BAKKIES?


The Bakkies attach to all types of luggage racks, but as with any bag it should not interfere with pedaling, its dimensions will give you an idea.

As it depends on the both the bike, the luggage rack, your shoe size and your way of pedaling, it's difficult to answer for everyone ;-)

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MY BIKE HAS SMALL WHEELS, CAN I STILL USE BAKKIES?


From 20 inches, no problem. Below, like on a Brompton, they risk rubbing the ground at the slightest turn.

But it is possible in this case to install it on the handlebars since it is very high in relation to the wheel. Be careful in this case with loading: when you weigh down the front of the bike and the load turns with the handlebars (like with a bicycle basket on the handlebars), this changes the behavior of the bike, so test beforehand and be careful!

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WHAT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BAKKIE AND BAKKIE LIGHT?


For both, the adjustable padded support is identical and three additional straps are provided.

The Bakkie also includes a roll-up bag and a carrying handle.

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WHY EVO?


The Bakkies and Bakkies light “Evo” are the second generation, they replaced the previous one in March 2023.

What has changed:

- The large eyelet with its flap at the back of the bag for passing through the anti-theft device is replaced by a small eyelet at the top, easier to access, with an internal diameter of 13mm.

- The new loops, almost identical in appearance to the previous ones, are not the same. This is why there are two strap kit references, the two are unfortunately not compatible.

- A slat gusset is added inside the support in lower part: it allows, if necessary, to integrate a slat to stiffen the lower part of the support in certain very specific cases.

- A chain of straps appears at the rear: if necessary, it allows you to fix the support against the luggage rack with a plastic collar or other.