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Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:40 am
by Zitter
or you can get this for 1/5 the price

http://www.lezyne.com/organizers#panel-7

i usually use two of them, one for phone, wallet, keys and another for repair kit, but I just got the Arundel saddle bag so I only need one now.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:06 am
by fordred
I use the continental saddle bag which is just big enough for a tube and 2 levers.
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Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:06 am
by Weenie

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:31 am
by twoangstroms
Re: organizers for carrying in jersey pockets

I've had pretty good luck with plastic bags and a few rubber bands. Those keep stuff organized, clean, dry, and can be used as structural elements in case of emergency. And free with fruit and/or veg.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:42 am
by RichTheRoadie
Most stylish = Rapha Seat Pack
Most compact = Arundel Uno

When I run clinchers I use an Uno - it's so small it's barely visible. On a long ride I'll run the Rapha seat pack so I can carry 2 tubes and a better multi-tool. Whatever ride I'm doing I also have a Rapha Essentials Case to carry a few other bits.

FWIW, I've also been able to roll up a pre-glued 22mm Schwalbe Milano tubular to fit in the Rapha Seat Pack without too much effort, which makes it no bigger than if I were running a large saddle bag (and MUCH smaller than the Arundel tubular bag).

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:02 pm
by JTKK
Rich-Ti wrote:Most stylish = Rapha Seat Pack
Most compact = Arundel Uno

When I run clinchers I use an Uno - it's so small it's barely visible. On a long ride I'll run the Rapha seat pack so I can carry 2 tubes and a better multi-tool. Whatever ride I'm doing I also have a Rapha Essentials Case to carry a few other bits.

FWIW, I've also been able to roll up a pre-glued 22mm Schwalbe Milano tubular to fit in the Rapha Seat Pack without too much effort, which makes it no bigger than if I were running a large saddle bag (and MUCH smaller than the Arundel tubular bag).



Thanks for the good info Rich.
Do you have any pics of the Rapha Seat Pack installed with tubular?

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:07 pm
by twoangstroms
Yes, good info.

One question, though. As someone posted above, some small saddlebags are functionally wide enough, either the bag or the Velcro straps, to brush against inside thighs when riding. My small Specialized bag ate through a pair of shorts that way before I noticed. How is the Arundel or others in that respect?

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:49 pm
by RichTheRoadie
JTKK wrote:Do you have any pics of the Rapha Seat Pack installed with tubular?

I'll try and sort some this week.

Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:48 pm
by RichTheRoadie
Here we go then - pre-glued Schwalbe Milano 22c tyre rolled, taped and then rolled up into a Rapha Seat Pack:

Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:49 pm
by RichTheRoadie
Oh, and this bit...

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:08 pm
by SL58

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:28 pm
by Powerful Pete
The microfiber "holdy bag" looks like a well made alternative to the ugly [and heavy] plastic bottle holder thingie I have in my parts bin...

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:54 pm
by JTKK
Thanks BikeTart for posting pics of Rapha seat pack. Is there still room for a multitool and few C02 cartridges?
I also have Komm-Vor+ saddle and also Schwalbe milano spare tubular so that is pretty good option then. Does it stay under the saddle so it does not ruin the shorts?

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:17 pm
by RichTheRoadie
There's still room for a multi-tool and CO2, but it'll obviously make the rolled up pack bigger.

You'd need to be careful on the orientation and placement of the pack to avoid your shorts rubbing, but it's no bigger than a large saddle bag when the tub is rolled up like that. I actually think it will go in lots of smaller saddle bags like that too.

I was only trying the Rapha Seat Pack as an experiment - I'm actually using a Lezyne pouch in my jersey pocket and the tub, CO2 inflator, 2 CO2 canisters, lip balm, multi-tool and money also fit quite comfortably.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:48 am
by fpmesiIII
all you need is a

Image

and a jersey pocket...

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:48 am
by Weenie

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:26 pm
by bones
SL58 wrote:Check out some Ratio designs:

http://www.ratiobikedesign.com/website/ ... Itemid=478" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



Good find. These guys have some cool stuff!