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does a seat pack like this exist?(10 posts)

does a seat pack like this exist?Frith
Jul 16, 2003 11:40 AM
There is so much wasted space above the seat rails and most seat packs are too big for my uses. In the case of the ones that have a strap that attaches to the seat post I end up ruining my bibs from my legs rubbing on them. I would like something with two compartments one larger one that fits between the seat rails and the seat would be just large enough for a tube... and one small one that fits just under them....
It might look similar to the design of the one from topeak in the pic only the zippers are on the wrong side and there is no way to fasten it in the manner stated above.
re: does a seat pack like this exist?No_sprint
Jul 16, 2003 11:47 AM
I don't think so but I've been looking for much the same thing. Even my smallest attaches to the seat tube and wears through my clothes same as you. I minimize it's use by traveling REALLY light with only pockets with VERY bare necesseties. Note: Most of my rides are not long, unsupported journeys through rural no mans land as many riders here do. I ride to race and my training is very structured and I'm usually close enough to anything for it not to be a problem if I'm stuck without something. Last and easy resort would be a cab ride home.

Let us know if you find anything.
Check out jandd...Uprwstsdr
Jul 16, 2003 11:54 AM
They make some small bags, and they also sell an attachment that allows you to clip the bag to the seat rails.
Possible solution...biknben
Jul 16, 2003 12:11 PM
You're asking for a bit too much. Most saddle bags need the loop around the seat post to keep it from moving fore/aft on the saddle rails. Anything as small as you describe isn't going to have an extra pocket. It will just be a single zipped pouch.

My bag was was hitting the inside of my short. I cut off any excess velcro and it was better. Another thing to try is using an old toe strap to better secure the bag. you can get them really tight with a toe strap. then you might not need a strap around the seat post.

Seat bags are a pain. Every company puts out a few and constantly changes the design. Shops always have a bunch but never what you are looking for. Half the time they are in some sale bin that you have to fish through. If you ever find one that works for you, go back and buy 5 more quick.
Seat bags are indeed a pain.dzrider
Jul 16, 2003 12:40 PM
They're either tearing up shorts, flopping around, pulled up so tight you can't get anything out, or getting incredibly wet in the rain. I much prefer a handle bar bag and leave one on my long distance bike. I have yet to try the Bento Box, but that looks like a good idea too.
I'm using my second waterbottle cage and a wide mouth..Dave Hickey
Jul 16, 2003 12:56 PM
waterbottle. I got sick of seatbags tearing up my shorts. I ride 3 different bikes so changing the seatbag is a pain. Specialized waterbottles have a large mouth and I have spare tools, tube, 2 CO2's stored inside. It's really easy to switch the bottle from bike to bike.
I'm using my second waterbottle cage and a wide mouth..MShaw
Jul 17, 2003 11:19 AM
I picked up a Niterider water bottle battery casing without the stuff inside and am using that. Screw on lid, easily trasportable, etc. The downside is that for longer rides, I either have to stick it or the second bottle in my jersey pocket.

Try here!gtscottie
Jul 16, 2003 12:37 PM
re: does a seat pack like this exist?ridenaz
Jul 16, 2003 3:58 PM
I didn't want to put a bad under my seat, so I bought a small seat pack from performance and put it in the water bottle holder on the seat tube. It's just big enough to hold a spare tube, allen wrenches, a chain tool, patches, money and keys, and doesn't get in the way. And if I need two bottles, I can just mount it under the seat for that ride.
Try the Jandd described below....I have three of them...........roadmeister
Jul 16, 2003 6:25 PM
and they are great...very aero,and just enough room for a tube, one CO2 cartridge, and a couple of tire levers. Trim the Velcro fastener back to eliminate rubbing on your shorts, and you'll never know it's there.