The ultimate saddle bag

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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dgasmd
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Location: South Florida

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!!

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shimmeD
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Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:52 pm
Location: eNZed

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.

JScycle
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Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:41 pm

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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Location: eNZed

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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Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:08 pm

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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Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:01 am
Location: France

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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