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Commuters: Lateral and Horizonal Pack location on back?(4 posts)

Commuters: Lateral and Horizonal Pack location on back?jrm
Jan 11, 2003 4:06 PM
In the middle, low or high when riding with 1.5 to 2.0" drop from seat to the tops of the drop bar . laterally spread across or narrow on back. My pack usually weighs about 10 to 20.
higher works for melaffeaux
Jan 11, 2003 4:09 PM
I often ride with a Camelback, and commute with a backpack. The backpack rides low (near the small of my back). The Camelback rides high. I can ride all day with the Camelback. If I have my laptop in my backback I have a sore back after 15 miles or so - with just clothes I can go further but it still gets sore eventually.
Higher, but what kind of pack do you use?timfire
Jan 12, 2003 2:31 PM
I use a messenger bag, and have found higher to usually be more comfortable for me. But what kind of bag do you use? BTW, IMO 10 pounds is a lot, but will still work for under 10 miles. 20 pounds just sucks, no way around it. If you're seriously carrying that much everyday, you should find some way to carry less, like leaving stuff at work or maybe using a rack.

--Tim Kleinert
Trunk rack and a thin pannierKerry
Jan 12, 2003 6:03 PM
The thin pannier is advertised as a cyclist's brief case, but I never take it off the bike. Will hold books, magazines, laptop. Trunk rack holds lunch and maybe extra clothes (like a rain suit after it stops raining.)