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Saddle bag suggestions(14 posts)

Saddle bag suggestionsPEDDLEFOOT
Feb 14, 2003 10:18 AM
Whats a good saddle bag for keeping a tube ,co2 and tire levers in.I would like to have it as small as possible.Thanks.
Just say no to saddlebags. (nm)onespeed
Feb 14, 2003 10:23 AM
jandd mini tool kit bagJS Haiku Shop
Feb 14, 2003 10:26 AM
I bought a few of these when they were on sale.

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMTKB

large enough for a tube, 3 co2 12oz cartridges, the innovations second wind inflator, and two small tire tools. it's dwarfed under my saddle.

jandd makes their seatpacks double material/double stitched where they contact the seatpost. very good stuff. they come in several colors; i bought grey.
correction: 12 oz co2 should be 12 g co2. wow, 12 oz?!?!?! nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 14, 2003 10:27 AM
Freudian sliplonefrontranger
Feb 14, 2003 10:33 AM
It's Friday, ermmm - how many 12 oz curls have you done already?

feel the beer.
surprisingly,...JS Haiku Shop
Feb 14, 2003 10:42 AM
I've not been beering it up too much lately. all this running has had me fairly tired when beer:30 rolls around.

recently i've been lucky enough to make an arragement at the office so i can get out early enough to ride 25-30 miles after work. though this may supplant my running (woe is me!!!), i'm sure logging some miles toward the early season long rides.

now, every time i think about spending $$ on beer, i also think about how square my tires are looking and how new bar tape would be nice--so difficult to justify, even with cheap beer. you'd think the beer store would give a discount, since i'm only really renting it for a couple hours, anyhow.

guess it's a curse that accompanies this cycling sickness.
funny, the more I ride, the less I wanna drink beertarwheel
Feb 14, 2003 10:56 AM
It's partly getting older, too. I get too tired when I drink now.

Back to the topic, though, I second the recommendation on Jannd (or is it Jandd?) seat bags. Mine is slightly larger than the one JS pictured, and has room for the above mentioned items as well as a spare tube, multi-tool, and various spare parts. I also have a large Jannd bag that you can unzip to expand to a much larger size -- perfect for longer tours, unsupported distance rides, etc. I also like the Topeak bags, which have a nice quick release for attaching to saddle rails. Unfortunately, the Topeak bag I bought wouldn't fit my Selle Italia seat rails, so I had to return it.
I also have the two larger sizesJS Haiku Shop
Feb 14, 2003 11:04 AM
the second one fits about double the first, and the largest i have (expandable) fits again twice as much as the second, and can *then* be expanded.

regarding getting tired when you drink, my suggestion is to drink *faster*. :)
must you mock me?!Tacos Jalisco
Feb 14, 2003 11:40 PM
Granted, I too am aging rather rapidly, yet what seems to sustain me for the last eighty miles in a century race is the thought of my cute little 22 year-old girlfriend greeting me at the finish line with an ice-cold Miller Lite!
deign flaw in jandd snags / tears shortsteamsloppy
Feb 14, 2003 11:44 AM
I have a couple Jandd saddle bags and there is a design flaw with the front tabs that hold the bag to the seatpost. It is veclro. It slowly snags the inside of my lycra shorts, first making them fuzzy, then eventually wearing hole through the material. The velcro has damaged every set of shorts and tights I have. I stuck a cloth tube around the velcro to cover it and stop the snagging. A couple hundred dollars worth of shorst and tights damaged by a $20 bag.
no problems here in about 10k miles. nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 14, 2003 12:48 PM
Pearl Izumi Tailgate (nm)Horace Greeley
Feb 14, 2003 12:27 PM
re: Saddle bag suggestionsMVN
Feb 15, 2003 4:22 PM
I just got the new Specialized Mini-Wedgie (30 c.i.). It has reflective piping all around it, is waterproof and seems very sturdy. It has a strip on the back for a taillight if you want. The velcro doesn't touch my shorts, either. I put a tube, a Quikstik tire lever, 2 CO2 cartridges, and a mini tool in it. Works great.
re: Scicon 26anzoni
Feb 17, 2003 4:37 AM
This is the smallest one I have seen and the same as Pinarello and Colnago offer.