My Koga-Miyata is a jack of all trade bike. It is my commuter and my touring bike. A few years ago i built a front rack to support my Ostrich bag.
At that time, i was also using front low riders for touring. I was brushing my bags on curb so i moved them higher (to the front rack). I replaced the low riders with mini-rack (supporting purpose only) i built myself. Lighter and simpler setup. I could even ride off-road without problem!
I am an happy camper!!!