Touring - Annyone mounted a handlebar bag while using interrupter brake levers?
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03-15-10, 11:37 AM
I run Cane Creek cross tops on my touring rig. Was wondering if anyone had advice for using a handlebar bag with these?
03-15-10, 12:55 PM
Fairly certain the Arkel mounting system works with interrupters. It has some decent reach.
03-15-10, 03:13 PM
Jandd bag can tilt up or down.
03-15-10, 03:21 PM
Try tipping them down like the picture above.. Most bike shops set them up stupid high.
03-15-10, 03:38 PM
Like pictured above, just angle the brake levers more towards the ground and you shouldn't have any trouble using a handlebar bag.
I have an Ortlieb bar bag mounted. It is not a problem. The brakes are angled downward, though, as others have suggested (though this was done as part of the original bike fitting, long before the bag was even considered).
03-15-10, 06:38 PM
I've also had mine set up with Ortlieb bag. Though after re-cabling, I took them off. Ortlieb also an extra long bag mount. It's meant for butterfly/trecking bars, but can be used to clear the brakes; IMO totally not needed.
03-22-10, 02:58 PM
I've found that there's a more compelling reason than limited handlebar real estate to not use a handlebar bag. This is another situation where it makes sense to move weight down. My bike is easier to handle since I got a front rack with low rider mounts and a top space. Instead of a handlebar bag, I carry a rack bag, effectively shifting the weight of that bag downward a foot, providing more room for snacks and such, and opening room on my bars for light, cell phone & GPS. It works for me.
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