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Bozo Button: is there a velcro-free seat bag?(12 posts)

Bozo Button: is there a velcro-free seat bag?filtersweep
Sep 26, 2003 4:13 AM
I deserve the bozo button for taking this long to figure it out- all of my shorts have been wearing a bit on the inner thigh- you know, pilling/roughed up fabric. I thought maybe it was due to the relatively "sharp" lines on the SLR.

I finally purchased a new set of bibs on clearance, and after ONE RIDE they were all pilled up- but I noticed it was only on one side. Turns out, the evil velcro on the tiny flat kit bag under the seat that was left exposed was doing them in. The hook side of the strap was eating my shorts.

At least the new shorts look just like to old ones... ;)

I hate velcro- and I have always hated it. It simply eats bike clothes. Anyone have any alternative? (I'm using Sidi energy2 shoes just to avoid it- and I'd love to find velcro free gloves as well).
re: Bozo Button: is there a velcro-free seat bag?Elefantino
Sep 26, 2003 4:43 AM
Performance Trans-It bags have clips, not velcro.

FWIW,
Mike
Specialized BG Pro gloves are velcro-free.....link insideTower
Sep 26, 2003 5:05 AM
http://www.specialized.com/SBCEqSection.jsp?san=03EquipGlovesRoad&browselevel=gloves
check out JANDD for velcro-free seat packslonebikeroftheapocalypse
Sep 26, 2003 5:54 AM
Ive got one on my MTB. Works nice.

http://www.jandd.com/
Is that with their "KlickFit"? (nm)JL
Sep 26, 2003 6:00 AM
Expanding on the Jandd Suggestion...biknben
Sep 26, 2003 6:06 AM
I have Jandd saddle bags that still have this velcro problem. Most of them velcro around the seat post. Like JL mentioned I have cut the excess off so it isn't as bad.

Jandd does offer one which has no velcro: http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMW2B It comes with mounting hardware to attach to the saddle rails. I realize that this mount design is not exclusive to Jandd but their bags are really well made.
Same problem here...JL
Sep 26, 2003 5:58 AM
I feel like a Bozo myself. I blame my newest seat, an Aliente. The thinner nose allowed my inner thigh to get closer to the velcro on my seat bag (Jandd). Every now and then it would catch but I didn't think anything of it, other than trying to make sure it was really velcroed down. Then I found the hole where it was catching on my favorite pair of Castelli's. Long story, short I cut the velcro (the hook part) shorter and no more catching. I'm not sure if it's still pilling the other shorts as some already had this issue. I still need to try a pair of shorts with no pilling.

I'm interested in others responses as well. BTW, I believe the Performance Transit bags Velcro in the front around the seatpost where this issue occurs. There may not be a better way around this, but I'm interested.

John
Live to ride, ride to eat.
JANDD has two seat bags that don't have velcro...lonebikeroftheapocalypse
Sep 26, 2003 6:36 AM
the mountain wedge I and II. If you really wanted to get nutty buy a Rivendell Baggins Banana bag. Guaranteed no syntetic fibres. Probably also guaranteed to get you laughed out of a pace line though.

http://rivendellbicycles.com/webalog/baggage_racks/20082.html

You could also try their burrito wrap idea. This idea would probably look great on a retro euro race bike.
I've got an old Topeak bag that just attaches with a clip..ECF
Sep 26, 2003 6:28 AM
There is a bracket that stays permanently mounted to the underside of the seat rails and the bag just clips on and off that bracket. Works great and it keeps it far enough back that I'm not hitting it while pedalling. Its not the lightest combo, but at my size it doesn't matter. :-)
re: Bozo Button: is there a velcro-free seat bag?Ironbutt
Sep 26, 2003 6:28 AM
I have two Cannondale bags that clip onto the saddle rails and have soft rubber bands that hook around the seat post. No velcro anywhere, and they have lasted me well.
or cover it up...Snirp
Sep 26, 2003 7:04 AM
...with a matching strip of the soft side velcro so it doesn't rub anymore.
old tubefrankamo
Sep 26, 2003 8:53 AM
I had this issue and solved it this way: I cut a section of an old inner tube about 3 inches long and pulled the strap thru it. Then I attached the bag to the saddle and pulled the tube over the strap so that it completly covered the strap. Haven't had a problem since.

It did take some tugging and pulling to get it done, and I've never tried to take it off. I don't think this would be convenient if you're constantly taking the bag off the bike.