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    Just a little extra storage

    Just saw a friend on FB post this. A great way to store a few extras: tools, tubes, food, phone, what have you...
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    A tennis ball can seems to fit in your water bottle holder. It should be pretty well water proof too.

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    If you want to spend some money, a Cage Rocket does the same thing.

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    I have a cage rocket that I bring along when it looks like rain or I need extra storage and don't have my backpack (also waterproof).,


    The tennis ball can looks to store quite a bit more than the cage rocket and it may be more waterproof, as long as flexing and bouncing don't pop the cap.
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    On a similar theme... does anybody know of a secure, water tight box (like a Pelican case or similar) that can be affixed directly to the seat tube or down tube via the braze ons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    On a similar theme... does anybody know of a secure, water tight box (like a Pelican case or similar) that can be affixed directly to the seat tube or down tube via the braze ons?
    If you like the look of the pelican cases, just drill a couple of holes in one and put a rubber washer between the case and the steel washer. that will waterproof the holes for any normal use.
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    Love the tennis ball can! Re-purpose and the price is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
    If you like the look of the pelican cases, just drill a couple of holes in one and put a rubber washer between the case and the steel washer. that will waterproof the holes for any normal use.
    Actually, I wasn't looking for a Pelican case per se... more like a rigid "frame bag", but one that could be secured to frame itself using the braze ons.

    It's the sort of situation where I might be popping into the store for a few minutes and rather than taking all my less-valuable-but-I'd-still-rather-not-lose stuff in, I could just put them in this case and leave them with the locked up bike.
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    Under seat bag is what I use for tools, handlebar bag as well. I like my frame bag for extra things, as my water bottle cages are full of water and gatorade.

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    Perfect size for 1-2 fresh pair of undergarments & socks. Add tape to hide contents from the more civil members of society & bam, more space in backpack & bags!

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    I saw a guy riding the other day with a tennis-ball canister in his bottle cage, but it was empty, didn't have a lid, I didn't get the point. I guess he just leaves it in all the time.

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    Good idea! I am all over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    I saw a guy riding the other day with a tennis-ball canister in his bottle cage, but it was empty, didn't have a lid, I didn't get the point. I guess he just leaves it in all the time.
    He was probably pretty bummed when he got to the tennis court.

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