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Cool saddle bag(9 posts)

Cool saddle bagjt
Feb 18, 2002 6:57 AM
I need a good looking saddle bag for my new bike. Colors on bike are silver, black and red. Weight matters too because I've worked hard to get this thing down to 16.5 lbs.
how 'bout these?Hardy Harhar
Feb 18, 2002 7:30 AM
Plenty of room for spare tubes :) nmjbrown2036
Feb 18, 2002 7:51 AM
Big old Carradice Camper would beef that twinky upcory
Feb 18, 2002 8:03 AM
check it out at www.rivendellbicycles.com; click on Baggage and Racks.
And now for something completely serious ...Elefantino
Feb 18, 2002 9:39 AM
Surprisingly, Performance makes one of the nicest around. I don't know what t weighs, but it's lighter than the Pedro's one that is made from used tubes. I also like the way it opens: from the back, as opposed to the others that zip all the way around.

FWIW,
Mike

PS: Just checked; they're on sale!

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=6061
Got Schwinn Stingray bags on all our Colnagos...lonefrontranger
Feb 18, 2002 10:03 AM
We like the irony. Oh, and they're small, light and cool-looking (if you're into the 70's disco thing). I have a blue one on my Dream Cross and a yellow one on my Dream Plus. They come in silver and red, too. Getting a bit hard to find now, but our LBS still has 'em in the closeout bin. They're slender, have a good quick-release and fit neatly under my SLR saddles.
re: Cool saddle bagTig
Feb 18, 2002 10:06 AM
These are cool. Here's their sales blurb: We've reclaimed used inner tubes and recycled them into these most excellent saddle bags. We use durable Cordura on the top and bottom, and rubber for the middle section. Because galvanized rubber is hard to recycle, reusing it is the best alternative to putting it in a landfill.

Suggested retail: 40 cubic inch size $13.99,
65 cubic inch size: $15.99.
re: Cool saddle bagEric16
Feb 18, 2002 10:31 AM
No weight doesn't matter, a 16.5 lbs bike will be nice to have in a race (when you won't have the bag on anyway), but who cares how heavy the bike is for training? You want the weight close to the racing weight so that it handles similarly, but I GAR-UN-TEE you won't notice a few extra grams from a saddle bag while you're training...just don't get something huge and ugly looking ;)
re: Cool saddle bagwsexson
Feb 18, 2002 2:31 PM
Here's what I use:

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=21420&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=3932&shop_method=pp&sc1=&sc2=&sc3=&sc4=&sc5=Racks_Luggage

I don't know how much it weighs, but I like it.