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anybody use/tried these larger carradice bags & accessories?(10 posts)

anybody use/tried these larger carradice bags & accessories?JS Haiku Shop
Oct 7, 2002 10:46 AM
anybody using or tried one of these? i'm considering a smaller one for long, self-supported rides next year. input or experience would be most appreciated.


A lot of our friends use them, we prefer butt packs.MB1
Oct 7, 2002 10:54 AM
Of course since we always ride together our load is shared.

My basic rule of thumb "The more space you havem the more junk you will carry."
A lot of our friends use them, we prefer butt packs.JS Haiku Shop
Oct 7, 2002 11:00 AM
this is very true: more space=more crap

however, being a pragmatist (one who uses all the crap he carries), i am a big believer in carrying lots of useable stuff. recently, though, i'm enjoying longer rides with less stuff on my back, and finding ways to carry it in other places has become quite the challenge.

after reading your pictoral reports, i tried the butt-bag thing, if only with a smaller one from Old Navy. it seemed to prevent me from using my jersey pockets, restricted movement somewhat, and was more cumbersome (for me) than even a large camelbak. this is just my experience, mind you.

so, i figure if i'm going to carry the bare minimum for the longer rides in a brevet series, the carradice junior looked about right. how much stuff do you guys carry for 300k+? what's the capacity in liters of your butt-bags?


I will have to get back to you on this. nmMB1
Oct 7, 2002 12:27 PM
just hit me offline if you likeJS Haiku Shop
Oct 7, 2002 12:59 PM

Yep...Andy M-S
Oct 7, 2002 12:59 PM
I use a Carradura bag (slightly wider and shallower than the Nelson, I think) and like it a lot. The nylon material is just as tough, just about as waterproof, and considerably lighter than the waxed cotton version.

I mount mine using a Carradice SQR seatpost mount, since I like Flite saddles (no loops!) and it works well. I use it for commuting, since I have to carry a fair amount of stuff.
Yep...mike r
Oct 7, 2002 1:24 PM
i have the sqr slim for my commute to college, its a great bag, big enough for my folder a spare set of clothes and tools, pump etc.
its great to have the weight off my back for a change (50 mile round trip)
sqr clamp is very secure and the bag looks to be very well made, they don't sacrifice quality for a few grams. plus it is very easy to take the bag off the bike.
I have a longflap for commuting and it's great and...Djudd
Oct 7, 2002 1:33 PM
just ordered a Cadet for longer unsupported rides. MB1's observation about the parallel between space and junk carried is absolutely golden, my bag is always stuffed no matter how far I'm going.
Love my Lowsaddle Longflap (even the name is cool)cory
Oct 7, 2002 8:27 PM
I've had a Lowsaddle Longflap (smaller than the standard longflap) for about a year. This time of year we often have 50-degree temperature swings from morning to afternoon, and it's great for carrying all the layers. Takes a minute or two to put it on, but it comes off in about 20 seconds if you don't need it. I like it a lot.
thanks, allJS Haiku Shop
Oct 8, 2002 4:58 AM
i'm giong to start with the junior and go from there.