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Old 11-06-11, 06:19 PM   #1
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Looking for a different kind of saddle bag

On todays Salute to Freedom Century ride I passed a rider that had a different kind of a bike bag. I am estimating that the 2 bags were 4x5x1.5 inches each and draped over the top tube right behind the stem. Great for holding a camera, cell phone, and extra snacks and more.

Has anyone ever seen this bike storage bag or have any idea where one can be purchased. I have a Bento bag (to small) that I us and I don't like to use a seat bag. As I rode by I asked him where he got it and he said he bought it off of E-bay. I would not even know where on E-bay to start looking for such a bag.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 11-06-11, 08:32 PM   #2
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Like this?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/48..._bag_with.html

Or like this?

http://www.bicyclewarehouse.com/prod...-bag-13903.htm

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Old 11-07-11, 03:21 AM   #3
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http://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Power-Ba.../dp/B003I9F3CA

Just to do a google search for "top tube bag" and several come up.
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I use the Jandd stem bag and it is quite roomy, but the bikehard aerostash xl is the biggest stem bag I have seen..

http://www.bicyclebuys.com/bagsracks...dlebar/0114578

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FSBR-S

I like the jandd because it has a vinyl top that keep sweat and rain out of the main compartment..
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Thsoe saddle bags are nice looking.
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Note that on a bicycle, a "saddle" bag would be one of the little ones that hangs off the seat, not to be confused with saddle bags on a horse.
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Handlebar bag, like this

http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Tourgui.../dp/B001T316RS

or

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/bavbt.htm
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By his description, it sounds like he saw a stem bag, which actually fits on the top tube, just behind the stem..
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Here's a nifty alternative that I've been thinking of trying out:



It's called a Frame Bag. There's all sorts. I wanted to try out a Revelate design but they don't make custom bags anymore, they seem to be making bags for Pugsleys and Mukluks entirely now.

An example of a Jandd bag in use:




The only thing I would worry about is the bag interfering with access to the downtube water bottle cage. Otherwise it seems like an excellent way to add some easily-accessible storage space to your bike.
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Here's a Revelate "Tangle Bag":

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On todays Salute to Freedom Century ride I passed a rider that had a different kind of a bike bag. I am estimating that the 2 bags were 4x5x1.5 inches each and draped over the top tube right behind the stem. Great for holding a camera, cell phone, and extra snacks and more.

Has anyone ever seen this bike storage bag or have any idea where one can be purchased. I have a Bento bag (to small) that I us and I don't like to use a seat bag. As I rode by I asked him where he got it and he said he bought it off of E-bay. I would not even know where on E-bay to start looking for such a bag.




Any help will be appreciated.
E-bay to find this bag in several colors.........cheap!!
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Thanks to all for the links, I found just what I was looking for.
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