Marc- Good luck finding the Eclipse panniers with intact and able to hold a load plastic mounting sliders. While it was an innovative system it suffered from material ageing and resulting cracking of the plastic. In addition many users found the stitching that the plastic slider was attached to the nylon pannier back would abrade and come un done.
I sold Eclipse back in the late 1970's and still use their panniers (with conventional hooks) and the handle bar bags (mounted behind my seat post with self made SPT).
Raleigh, NC, USA
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> Hello Listmembers,
> My '80 Sachs tourer was specced with an Eclipse rear rack which accepts
> the Eclipse sliding panniers. Does anyone have a pair of these sliding
> panniers in excellent condition which they might entertain parting with? I
> believe they came in black or blue. I would be partial to those colors,
> but what do you have?
> Marc St. Martin
> Livermore, CA