Aluminum pannier mounting confusion
Hey all. I'm lucky enough to have access to the goods to make some aluminum panniers. They will be much like the Happy Trails or Whitehorse gear panniers. I was going to tackle some mounting racks also but am considering just buying the racks. Having never actually seen panniers mounted, I'm confused as to how it is usually done.
Say, for example, I put on the SW Motech racks (I'm leaning this way). How are the panniers mounted to the racks. I've heard mention of mounting "pucks" that appear to wrap around the rack? Would these work with the Motech rack? Does any hardware come with the rack to mount the panniers? Any recommendations for the rack and mounting hardware?
Lotta questions I know. Any help would be appreciated though.