Originally Posted by seniorasi
Can't tell for certain without seeing the bike but is the play in the lock or is it in the pannier rack.. If the bike has been dropped numerous times the rack may be bent a bit...just bend it back if the play is between the rack and the lock.
Its in the lock, when locked, it has like 1 mm play, i can wiggle the meganism... if you add the leverage over a foot of pannier, if i rock the panniers, that 1mm result in a 5 mm play
I guess he has been napping a few times to much... dents you can bash out, scratches you can repaint but that lockingmeganism has to be replaced.