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Seat bag size ?(16 posts)

Seat bag size ?jrd_67
Jul 26, 2001 9:19 AM
Looking for some input on what size seat mounted bag (cu.ft.) it takes to carry folding tire (700x23), tube, co2 inflator, and some tools. I was doing ok with my current bag until I decided carrying a tire might be a good idea. Suggestions on brands/models would also be appreciated.
Spare Tire...Greg Taylor
Jul 26, 2001 9:29 AM
Rivendell carries some larger bags that are very nice. Check out their website.

You don't need to put your spare tirein a can strap it up under the seat, or strap/stuff it in a bottle cage. You could forget the tire altogether and just carry a "tire boot" -- a temporary patch for your tire that you slip between the tube and the tire. Park makes some, or you could make your own from denim or, like I do, from plastic pop bottles.
Re those Rivendell bags...cory
Jul 26, 2001 10:12 AM
For some reason I got intrigued with the Carradice Lowsaddle Longflap (the name alone is an attraction) and ordered it last year. It's a huge black canvas thing ("Looks like a homemade pack for carrying coal," Grant said in the catalog), and it's just a hoot to own. I can stuff all kinds of crap in there (Sunday paper, sweater, two water bottles, lunch, my wife's makeup kit and all my tools and spares for a long ride), or commute with my clothes and shoes and room left over. It's never been too small, often been too big (I'm trying to justify spending another 70 bucks or so on a Banana Bag for those days when I only need to carry a lot) and makes people stare and point when I ride by. Worth a look, if you need room.
Jul 26, 2001 10:24 AM
Can't remember the name, but its' made out of recyclied innertubes. Its' a tiny little thing, but big enough for an all-in-one tool, 4 CO2 cartridges, a pair of keys, and a few dollar bills. I carry the spare tube and inflator in my back pocket. Personally, I hate large seat bags.
Try pedrosGTrider215
Jul 26, 2001 10:25 AM
Pedros have nice saddlepacks. i recently ordered one for my tire kit too.
Try pedros - careful...JohnnyA
Jul 26, 2001 10:53 AM
My buddie's pedros keeps unzipping on MTB rides, almost lost his swanky multi-tool.
Another pedros caveat!CSIGuy
Jul 26, 2001 1:41 PM
For some reason the velcro strap that is used to attach the Pedros bag to the seat post snags my shorts. I have tried everything including cutting off the end so that just a small amount of velcro is left to stick down. Still rubs! The bad news is that before I realized this it had worn a hole through a pair of Assos bib tights and through the underlying Assos Evo Bib shorts. This was a VERY expensive lesson! Maybe it just isn't compatible with my anatomy or pedaling style, but I would be careful with these bags.
Now I ride with the bag just attached to the rails, but not the seatpost, but what kind of B.S. is that?
Seat bag caveatMGS
Jul 26, 2001 3:12 PM
I thought I was the only one who had that problem. I had a Jadd bag, that attached to the rails and seat post. The velcro that attached the bag to the post caught on my Castelli shorts. Fortunately, I noticed the problem but I still have a large wear area on the legs.

I know use a bag that attaches only to the rails via a plastic clip.

I would avoid any bag that secures itself to the post via velcro.
re: Seat bag size ?Whatever
Jul 26, 2001 7:53 PM
The Jadd Mountain Pack or other packs of simlar size should do fine for your inventory, provided you don't try to carry a tire. Even if you did, it would strap outside the pack just fine with the same strap that secures the pack to the saddle rails. I have had several bags that attach to the seat post with Velcro and have never had problems mentioned by the posters above.

Re: the spare tire, unless you ride in some pretty extreme conditions, I can't imagine why you would need to carry one. As already mentioned, carry a "boot." I use a piece of silk sew-up casing...the same piece has been with me for 15 years and has been used a couple of times. If you do get a sidewall or tread cut that allows the tube to bulge out, all you do is place the boot over the cut (inside the tire) before you inflate. If you are carrying a patch kit that still has the little tube of glue in it, you can use that to secure the boot to this tire casing, but it is not necessary. Also, in a pinch, you can use a dollar bill...the paper used in US currency is tough as nails, and works great for this purpose. I have also limped home with a dollar stuffed into a tire once.
Pearl Izumi Tailgate my favtirider
Jul 26, 2001 7:53 PM
The Pearl Izumi Tailgate is the one I use on both my road and mtb. It's minimalistic, holds 30 cubic inches and reminds me of the old sew-up bags that tied under the seats. Colorado Cyclist has them for $14.00 I believe. If this doesn't convince you, a lot of roadie pros use them when training.
Jul 26, 2001 9:00 PM
..carries a spare tube, topeak alien, Brave soldier, wallet, etc...could probably put a spare tire as well...

Jandd doesn't have much of a web site:

...but if you go:

you should see one...
i have one of these, but a size smaller...Haiku d'état
Jul 27, 2001 5:02 AM

3 tire tools
topeak alien
medium presta tube
(glue) patch kit in ziploc baggie
spoke wrench
driver's license, insurance card, medical card
innovations second wind pump/inflator
four co2 cartridges

...and still zips closed. also have the same from specialized, but it's not held up quite as well.
Jandd and othersbianchi boy
Jul 27, 2001 5:28 AM
I've got the Jandd shown above and it's a nice pack. The photo shows it expanded, but you can zip it shut and it's much more compact in appearance. Even with mine zipped, it will hold a tube, two CO2 cartridges and inflator, two tire tools, Topeak Alien mini-tool set, coin case, small cable lock, and my wallet. The expanding feature is really nice if you're going on a long ride and want to stash some extra Cliff Bars or vest. It costs $28 in my LBS, but I got one on sale at Performance for $18.

I also have a Colorado Cyclist Big Mouth pack, which is a bargain for $13. It is very well made and much more compact than the Jandd. I normally carry my wallet, however, and can't fit it in there with all the other junk I carry. I used to have a frame pump on my bike so didn't need the CO2 inflator and cartridges, and the wallet would fit then.

I also like the Topeak seat packs that expand, and they are a good deal for about $20. Unfortunately, for some reason they won't fit a Selle Italia saddle with their mounting brackets. I called Topeak about this and they had no solution. It seems kind of strange that they wouldn't design their packs to fit some of they most widespread saddles on the market.
Jul 27, 2001 6:25 AM
I also have the smaller Jandd. It carries my spare tube, three 16oz co2's, comb tire iron tool thingy, patch kit, wet wipes. Has another zippered pocket pocket I keep my health card and some cash in. And the strap that attaches to the seat can expand to carry my jacket or leg/arm warmers when needed. Have never had a problem with the velcro around the seat!?!?
try wal mart...keith m.
Jul 27, 2001 5:44 AM
I just bought a great bag there for $6. every bit as good as the $19 trek bags I was looking at across the street at the trek dealer.
bought one from target in late '98, lasted on MTB 6 months NMHaiku d'état
Jul 27, 2001 6:18 AM