Originally Posted by nevermind
Caribou does the base mount and most I've seen are mounted that way:
I like what you did and your rationale is sound. I'm just wondering if you had to do it again, would you mount it differently? Based upon what you said above, I think you're as happy as a bug in a rug.
the ultimate trick is to use bag linners and leave the cases on the bike, just bringing soft luggage in with you.