When I discovered the seam failing on one of my panniers my initial reaction was to start shopping for replacements. This being an
illness I share with many of my fellow consumers. Upon reflection I was reminded of my less liquid years and the ways I made stuff last despite damage and wear. Hmmmm…this pannier is a lot like a backpack. To the store for a tent repair kit. A little seam sealer. Some reinforced tape. Finally, the go-to for home repair: duct tape.
Should remain water resistant if not water proof. Not stylish in the insane world of bicycle fashion but it works and that’s enough. And I avoid the cost of a set of camping panniers, which are expensive.
fru·galadjective1.economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; notwasteful. Synonyms: thrifty, chary,provident, careful, prudent, penny-wise, scrimping; miserly, Scotch, penny-pinching.Antonyms:wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift, prodigal, profligate.