I spotted these old Bellwether panniers on the Ellen Fletcher Bike Boulevard in Palo Alto, California last week.
The rider (I want to write “Paul” but I don’t remember for sure) told me his dad bought these panniers back during the late 20th Century Bike Boom of the 1970s. It’s good to see them still in use like this.
Today, Bellwether is a brand of cycling apparel like shorts, tights, jackets and gloves.
I have a set of blue Bellwether panniers, circa 1977, stored away in the bottom of a cardboard box somewhere. Still use my Eclipse panniers, circa 1984, though.