|The wine is actually inside the panniers and the other groceries are inside the wine box. Safer..|
New first for me. Carried home a case of wine on the bike. 10 miles since I sidetracked for dinner. Originally was planning to strap it to the top of the panniers but I worried about having a high center of gravity plus the stress the case would put on the bungee cords. Concerns about bottles breaking worried me as the case was not designed for such transportation method. they did rattle inside the box. So I placed 6 bottles in each pannier and placed the contents of the panniers in the box the wine came in and strapped that on top. Worked great. No broken bottles. Nothing lost. It was a heavy load!
|I stuffed bags around them and placed the middle bottles in paper bags to prevent them from breaking.|
I was almost joking when I said that the photo of a bike with a specially built wine carrier was weak and that I could carry more wine in panniers. Now I have proven it although 3 or 4 bottle in the past was common for me. Had I a front rack with panniers I could have carried 2 cases home.