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Old 08-03-08, 08:34 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-03-08, 08:42 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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.




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

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This is what I have on my Tricross. I love it, no rubbing issues at all.
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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 )
You never know... those Trek products are ticking time bombs.
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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?
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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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:



The trailer is for touring gear, niece, or groceries. I have a HB bag and a saddle bag.
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About the same as this:



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 ?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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?
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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.
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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.
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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).

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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.
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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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