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    bag fetish

    I bought another bag. I think I have more bags than Imelda Marcos has shoes. The newest one is the Jandd Mountain III seat bag.

    http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FMW3

    As usual, I like the new bag. I wanted to add some light weight load carrying capability to my "fast summer commuter" SS road bike conversion. Didn't want the weight of a rack. Wanted to be able to remove it easily on race day (yeah right ).

    Used it on the way to work this morning. Fits a change of clothes, lunch, lock, keys, and wallet. Would never fit a thermos or laptop computer in there.

    It's a different shape than I thought. The pictures on Jandd's sight make it look mostly round. It's actually long and skinny, though. It fits well on my bike. I'm not using the elastic straps that are supposed to extend to the chainstays. Some flopping side to side won't bother me.

    Its a little bigger than the large waist pack I have been using most of the summer. I use a messenger bag with this bike when I want to carry more stuff (like a thermos or laptop).

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    You oughta check out some of the Carradice saddlebags along with the SQR mounts. I have a Pendle, which carries everything I need, along with SQR mounts on all my bikes...so I just throw the bag on the bike-of-the-day and go.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I just bought the Nashbar Basic Rack Trunk bag (my first bag), but I think that panniers are dead sexy. Even after my first bag purchase, I can feel myself becoming a bag junkie.

    Congrats on the purchase!

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    Oh boy. Total bag junkie here.

    Current bag arsenal:

    Reload messenger bag
    Jandd Hurricane messenger bag (retired)
    Ortleib backpack
    Carradice Barley
    Mountainsmith daypack
    small Jandd seatpack (holds all my tools, spare tubes, etc...)

    I bought the Mountainsmith daypack at a yard sale. I totally didn't need it but it was $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
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    I bought the Mountainsmith daypack at a yard sale. I totally didn't need it but it was $10.
    Is Mountainsmith still around? I have some of their paniers and small seat bags that I bought 10 or 15 years ago. Really well made. I looked for some of their stuff when I was shopping for the large seat bag. Couldn't find anything from Mountainsmith. Too bad. Their stuff was first rate.

    Edit: Actually, I think they are still around, but just don't make bike stuff anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeakywheel
    Edit: Actually, I think they are still around, but just don't make bike stuff anymore.
    And they've outsourced their backpacking gear to...Mexico, I think.
    Safe, efficient, and comfortable transportation.

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