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HeIncreasesMe 08-03-08 08:34 AM

Back of Leg rubs up against Seat Post Bag
 
When you are riding do the back of your legs rub up against your seat post bag? I am like is this because I have some thick thighs or is there something just not right about my bike? Eventhough my bike has beeng great great great.

I also had to have my rack re connected to be able to fit a Topeak rear basket.I can feel that metal piece scrapping my thighs now. Yes it's weird the connector is really far up the seat post. I have a small bike so it couldn't connect to the braze ons directly. Grrrr!

So is this something to do with weight or is it just me?

zpl 08-03-08 08:42 AM

I experience this problem. If you're wearing lycra shorts this rubbing will quickly ruin your shorts.

For a while I rode with a Camelbak instead of a seat bag until I found a solution. My solution ended up being an Arundel Dual seat bag, which doesn't use a strap around the seatpost.

http://www.arundelbike.com/dual.html?p=1.1.2.1

zpl 08-03-08 08:54 AM

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As a follow-up, I even have issues rubbing the paint off of my seatpost (see attached photo).

This never happened with the stock seatpost my Allez came with. But I replaced it with this Ritchey model in order to get more setback for my saddle.

I guess there is a price to pay for having such massive guads. :p

Tom Stormcrowe 08-03-08 08:59 AM

You might try a bag like this as well. I've gone through several and this one sems to work the best.....I just wish they were offered in the Specialized Badge branding. ;)

http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...2C5%2C35%2C187

http://media.trekbikes.com/images/pr...rge/278956.jpg

mncyclist 08-03-08 10:33 AM

When I was buying my bike the salesperson steered me away from several bags that would be too wide and would rub on my legs. Maybe you just need a narrower bag.

HeIncreasesMe 08-03-08 10:41 AM

I didn't have this problem until recently. Well, I didn't have a seat post bag before now. I think my bag is pretty narrow. Sadly I might have to just get use to it or get rid of it. I don't like handle bar bags because the taking off and on is pretty cumbersome.

I'll look for some other bags at my LBS or REI.

Iamkar33m 08-03-08 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 7194936)
You might try a bag like this as well. I've gone through several and this one sems to work the best.....I just wish they were offered in the Specialized Badge branding. ;)

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/spec%20wedgie%2007.jpg

:thumb:

This is what I have on my Tricross. I love it, no rubbing issues at all.

Tom Stormcrowe 08-03-08 11:31 AM

Yeah, I know about them, but I like the hard point mounting system on the Trek bag. (At least my Allez didn't explode when I put it on :p)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7195627)
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/spec%20wedgie%2007.jpg

:thumb:

This is what I have on my Tricross. I love it, no rubbing issues at all.


Iamkar33m 08-03-08 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 7195642)
Yeah, I know about them, but I like the hard point mounting system on the Trek bag. (At least my Allez didn't explode when I put it on :p)

You never know... those Trek products are ticking time bombs. :p

CKey_Cal 08-03-08 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7195627)
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/images/spec%20wedgie%2007.jpg

:thumb:

This is what I have on my Tricross. I love it, no rubbing issues at all.

I can't find this online anywere. Except for British sites. Where did you buy it?

Iamkar33m 08-03-08 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by bhammer (Post 7196460)
I can't find this online anywere. Except for British sites. Where did you buy it?

Any specialized bike dealer should have it. I bought mine from Rock n' Road Cyclery in Anaheim Hills, CA. They have locations all over So. Cali.

http://www.rocknroadcyclery.net/

It's basically a "equipment wedgie bag". Here it is on Specialized's website, I think you can order it straight from them:

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=25162

ken cummings 08-03-08 03:50 PM

I had sores from seat post bags as well as from the hex bolt that replaced the lost allen bolt on the seat post clamp. I just went Fred and got a solid rear rack and started using a pannier at all times.

mdolce 08-03-08 04:03 PM

i thought i was the only one. just went back to the larger bag yesterady so i could fit the new iphone into the bag for emergencies. ...40mins out...felth the hole in the pants.... ruined a nice pair today.


...need to look into getting that specialized bag :)

CKey_Cal 08-03-08 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7196780)
Any specialized bike dealer should have it. I bought mine from Rock n' Road Cyclery in Anaheim Hills, CA. They have locations all over So. Cali.

http://www.rocknroadcyclery.net/

It's basically a "equipment wedgie bag". Here it is on Specialized's website, I think you can order it straight from them:

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=25162

Yeah, thanks. I found it at specialized. It looks like they don't allow retailers to have this as a mail order item. Shipping is $9.00 for 7 day delivery. BS.

CKey_Cal 08-03-08 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ken cummings (Post 7196970)
I had sores from seat post bags as well as from the hex bolt that replaced the lost allen bolt on the seat post clamp. I just went Fred and got a solid rear rack and started using a pannier at all times.

I've been thinking about getting a second bag for my handle bars to keep my cell phone, wallet etc.. Where is that on the Fred scale?

Tom Stormcrowe 08-03-08 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bhammer (Post 7197295)
I've been thinking about getting a second bag for my handle bars to keep my cell phone, wallet etc.. Where is that on the Fred scale?

About the same as this:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...toConti011.jpg

The trailer is for touring gear, niece, or groceries. I have a HB bag and a saddle bag. ;)

CKey_Cal 08-03-08 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe (Post 7197435)
About the same as this:

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...toConti011.jpg

The trailer is for touring gear, niece, or groceries. I have a HB bag and a saddle bag. ;)

Yeah, the trailer just won't do in image conscious so cal. The handle bar bag doesn't look that bad tho. Maybe its the angle of the pic. How does it attach ?

Tom Stormcrowe 08-03-08 08:41 PM

2 velcro straps and it hangs under my aerobars. It's supposed to have a couple of downstraps that attach to a set of Brazeons on the fork, but carbon racing forks don't have them ;)

Funny thing, though, I can pull 100 pounds of gear in the trailer, though and barely notice.....unless I'm trying to go up hill.....or trying to hold down my downhill speed. ;)

zpl 08-03-08 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhammer (Post 7197295)
I've been thinking about getting a second bag for my handle bars to keep my cell phone, wallet etc.. Where is that on the Fred scale?

It's pretty fredly, but embrace your inner fred!

I use a Nashbar handlebar bag on metrics and longer rides and I think it's reasonably compact and subtle looking. Also very easy to put on and remove - the straps cinch down in a clamping mechanism, so no hardware is required.

I'd offer you a link to the bag, but their site seems to be down. :(

Iamkar33m 08-03-08 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by bhammer (Post 7197288)
Yeah, thanks. I found it at specialized. It looks like they don't allow retailers to have this as a mail order item. Shipping is $9.00 for 7 day delivery. BS.

You live in Southern California... just go to a Rock n' Road Cyclery and pick one up for $21 + tax. They have locations in Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel.

Quote:

Originally Posted by zpl (Post 7198823)
It's pretty fredly, but embrace your inner fred!

I use a Nashbar handlebar bag on metrics and longer rides and I think it's reasonably compact and subtle looking. Also very easy to put on and remove - the straps cinch down in a clamping mechanism, so no hardware is required.

I'd offer you a link to the bag, but their site seems to be down. :(

Ok, I'm a n00b here but what's the big deal with Fredness around here?

CKey_Cal 08-03-08 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7198914)
You live in Southern California... just go to a Rock n' Road Cyclery and pick one up for $21 + tax. They have locations in Anaheim Hills, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel.



Ok, I'm a n00b here but what's the big deal with Fredness around here?

I don't live in that part of so cal. I looked for a dealer on the idiot specialized site. It thinks that 91367 is in the UK. No rush, I'll wait.

zpl 08-03-08 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7198914)
Ok, I'm a n00b here but what's the big deal with Fredness around here?

A "Fred" cyclist has a couple of meanings, to my understanding. In one case it means someone who takes the utilitarian/safety nature of bike gear seriously at the expense of fashion. E.g, someone who rides with a rear-view mirror, wears hi-viz clothing, or in this case uses a handlebar bag to carry stuff in instead of the more generally popular seat bag.

A second sense I've understood Fred to be used is someone who lacks experience or speed on a bike but dresses up like a pro racer and rides an expensive bike.

I'm a somewhat Freddish rider in the first sense - I do use an eyeglass mounted mirror regularly and ride with a handlebar bag on occasion. I also frequently use a rear blinky light during the daytime. It's kind of a silly concept to poke fun at, but I don't mind when it's done in a playful manner.

Iamkar33m 08-03-08 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhammer (Post 7198969)
I don't live in that part of so cal. I looked for a dealer on the idiot specialized site. It thinks that 91367 is in the UK. No rush, I'll wait.

If you want I can buy one and ship it to you cheap ($21 + tax + $2-3 bucks for shipping).

Quote:

Originally Posted by zpl (Post 7199043)
A "Fred" cyclist has a couple of meanings, to my understanding. In one case it means someone who takes the utilitarian/safety nature of bike gear seriously at the expense of fashion. E.g, someone who rides with a rear-view mirror, wears hi-viz clothing, or in this case uses a handlebar bag to carry stuff in instead of the more generally popular seat bag.

A second sense I've understood Fred to be used is someone who lacks experience or speed on a bike but dresses up like a pro racer and rides an expensive bike.

I'm a somewhat Freddish rider in the first sense - I do use an eyeglass mounted mirror regularly and ride with a handlebar bag on occasion. I also frequently use a rear blinky light during the daytime. It's kind of a silly concept to poke fun at, but I don't mind when it's done in a playful manner.

Heh, that's kinda what I thought. I imagined a Freddish biker to be like a dorky biker.

CKey_Cal 08-03-08 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iamkar33m (Post 7199350)
If you want I can buy one and ship it to you cheap ($21 + tax + $2-3 bucks for shipping).


Thanks for the offer, bro. A fellow forumite pointed me to a specialized dealer in my area. I'm going to check it out tomorrow.


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