The ultimate saddle bag

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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dgasmd
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by dgasmd

Left:
-2 gels
-1 bar
Right:
-mini pump
-extra Gatorade powder in a ziplock bag
Center:
-phone/ID/money

Cut off water bottle with a pre-glued tubular, 2 CO2 cartridges, CO2 chuck, 2 disposable gloves.

In 30+ years riding have:

*Have called to be picked up? Twice (broken der. hanger and 2 flats in same ride)
*Times I wished I had a multitool for repair/adjustment on the road: ZERO
*Broken chain: ZERO
*Broken cables: ZERO

Plan and maintain my bikes at home pre-ride!!

shimmeD
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by shimmeD

No to saddle bag!
Frame pump: I avoid carrying sizeable hard items like mini pump in my back pocket (after reading of back injury from pump in back pocket)
Cut-off bottle: pre-glued tub, 20ml of sealant, syringe, valve tool, one tyre lever. If I needed a 2nd bottle I'd toe-strap to seat.
Less is more.

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JScycle
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by JScycle

dgasmd wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:52 am
2 CO2 cartridges
Why two cartridges?


I use a lezyne road caddy with a 50g multitool, continental race 28 light tube, two birzman tyres levers, 2 baby cable ties, cleaning cloth, parktool glueless patch kit, co2 head, 1 co2 cartridge. The saddlebag is extremely discrete compared to some others.

In my pockets:
Left - keys + food
Middle - wallet + phone + shedded layers
Right - food

shimmeD
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by shimmeD

I probably should've clarified further re the damge to your spine a hard object (like a pump) in your back pocket could cause in the event of a crash. I can't think of where else to carry my phone however (stopping short of wishing cell phones were never invented).
Less is more.

survivor
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by survivor

JScycle wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:46 am
dgasmd wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:52 am
2 CO2 cartridges
Why two cartridges?
Sometimes you would make a blunder and the CO2 from the first cartridge is gone before your tire is inflated properly. That's where the second CO2 come in :D

jeanjacques
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by jeanjacques

Lewn777 wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:13 pm
I'd love if someone could figure out a way of doing something light and sleek in this area I'd be happy. (...) I'd like something slightly narrower and more waterproof.
Hello, I can make it with exactly the form you want (pump lenght and stem height), aero shape or other.

The one I use (18g), I slamed my stem so need to make an another smaller one:
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survivor
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by survivor

Hi guys! It has been some time.

We are hard at work and we are very close now. Tentatively we are planning for October launch at Kickstarter. We are still working out the details.

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moonoi
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by moonoi

survivor wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:40 am
Hi guys! It has been some time.

We are hard at work and we are very close now. Tentatively we are planning for October launch at Kickstarter. We are still working out the details.

As a preview, checkout https://www.vouel.com

If you are interested, subscribe to our newsletter and get the latest updates from us! More details to come, stay tuned!
Nice, very interested in how secure that mechanism is and it's compatibilty across different saddles/rails.

survivor
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by survivor

moonoi wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:04 am
Nice, very interested in how secure that mechanism is and it's compatibilty across different saddles/rails.
Thanks!

We have been running robustness tests on the attachment mechanism on our test jig as well as outdoor real-life cycling actual usage and it is holding on pretty securely. We haven't experienced any issue.

We have been testing the mechanism across many saddles and it is universally compatible so far. No matter whether it is round metal rails or oversize oval carbon rails, the attachment works without any issue.

gramsqueen
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by gramsqueen

Saddle bag of my ww dreams would be a carbon oblong egg shape with kevlar straps :lol:

pedale
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by pedale

gramsqueen wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:06 am
Saddle bag of my ww dreams would be a carbon oblong egg shape with kevlar straps :lol:
https://silca.cc/products/seat-capsule-premio

^ that's pretty close, no?

waynee
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by waynee

gramsqueen wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:06 am
Saddle bag of my ww dreams would be a carbon oblong egg shape with new mobile casino straps :lol:
So as mine!
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4ibanez
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survivor wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:56 am
JScycle wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:46 am
dgasmd wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:52 am
2 CO2 cartridges
Why two cartridges?
Sometimes you would make a blunder and the CO2 from the first cartridge is gone before your tire is inflated properly. That's where the second CO2 come in :D
Once I opened a cartridge and there was no CO2 inside. I didn't have a mini pump... I cycled home on a flat rear for 12 odd miles (I always take my Specialized Air Tool mini now as a back up).

Why are people taking a wallet with them?! I just keep a note inside the rear of my phone case.

survivor
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by survivor

gramsqueen wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:06 am
Saddle bag of my ww dreams would be a carbon oblong egg shape with kevlar straps :lol:
With all the fanciness of carbon oblong egg shape, you settled for straps? :roll:

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by Mr.Gib

survivor wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:19 am

We have been running robustness tests on the attachment mechanism on our test jig as well as outdoor real-life cycling actual usage and it is holding on pretty securely. We haven't experienced any issue.

We have been testing the mechanism across many saddles and it is universally compatible so far. No matter whether it is round metal rails or oversize oval carbon rails, the attachment works without any issue.
I don't want to "rain on your parade" but is there a significant market need for what you are trying to create? Yes, weaving multiple velcro straps through seat rails and seat post to get a saddle bag positioned just right is a pain-in-the-ass, but do cyclist do this so fequently that they are looking for a faster way? Your value added and differentiation from (most of) the competition is "faster" attachment. Is that what cyclist are looking for and willing to pay extra for? Are you solving a "problem" that your potential customers agree is a problem? Or that you have decided is a problem?

I see the point that Fizik and Specialized do this sort of thing successfully, so why not create a universal example. I wish you the best of luck with your business venture.

And I doubt your saddle bag will fit on SQ Lab Active saddles (but of course SQ Lab is a tiny brand that should not figure in your design). But if it did and had a very solid attachment, I would be a customer.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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