I am planning to build a DIY e-bike for my work commute and have the electronics already figured out (which motor, ESC, battery).
After work I want to go directly to my other activities. Until now I simply threw a backpack or two into the trunk and it was no worry. But now I am not sure how to transport my equipment comfortably as I don't like wearing a backpack during cycling.
The bike I will convert does not have a pannier rack yet, so I am open for options. Are there some backpack mounts to the side of the rear wheel? Or some saddle bags one can use as a backpack? I don't know what my options are on this end.
My requirements are more or less simple:
- waterproof storage for my equipment during commute
- should have about 60l of storage volume (I used two about 30l backpacks before)
- easy to take with me
Also I am not quite sure yet where to put the batteries (they are 3 cuboids, about 17.5 x 7.5 x 4.5cm and 1.3kg each). I fear they will be too bulky to be put inside the frame triangle and then also a bit unconvenient to remove for charging. My fallback plan is to put them inside whatever containment I use for my equipment.
I hope you can point me in the right direction, because I have no idea what bike luggage transportation options are out there. :)