One crisp October morning in 2003 at the now defunct Montana Coffee Shop in downtown Minneapolis, we said, "Screw it. The worst that can happen is that we'll have to get real jobs again." We weren't pushed out of the corporate nest. We jumped.
People ask, "Why Banjo Brothers?". The name was born over beers one night while we sketched photos of co-joined hillbilly twins while making "Deliverance" themed jokes. This is still our idea of a productive meeting. The point is, we probably weren't cut out for the cube farm.
We had a good name for the business but the niggling question was, "now what?" A trip to the local bike shop was the spark. On the shelf was a thinly-featured, over-priced, totally underwhelming seat bag. The rest kids, is history.
The Banjo Brothers (not brothers) pictured above are Eric Leugers (left) and Mike Vanderscheuren (right). They live and work in Minneapolis with very patient and understanding wives. Each Banjo Brother has a daughter and a lovable pooch and a whole garageful of bikes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What size rack tubing will your pannier hooks accomodate?
The newly designed pannier hooks will fit rack rubing up to 16MM. For bikes with larger tubing, there may be creative workarounds and we encourage all riders to make friends with their local bike shop mechanic.
My Pannier bungie retention has come un-tied what do I do?
First, don't cry. If you can tie a simple overhand knot, it's easy to get your pannier back in working order.
Does Your Saddlebag Pannier Work With e-bike racks?
The Banjo Brothers 01090 saddlebag pannier will fit a wide e-bike rack up to 6.5". The fit will be snug, but the bag owner can trim 1/4" off the internal p.e. board stiffener to create an extra 1/2" slack. File this under - "the more you know."