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    Handlebar Bags? Small?

    Does anyone make a small handlebar bag? Just barely big enough for a can of Halt, cell phone, a little cash/credit card?

    I've been looking, and can only find things 6X5X9, or larger.

    I'd like to find one half that size, and a little padding/foam would be nice to protect the phone.

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    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    I bought 3 at Goodwill for $1.00 each. They have a large assortments of bags.
    Attached them with Tye Wraps and or Velcro tape.
    They all have zippered pockets for cards, cash, small parts you carry.

    Stem Bag for camera or head light.






    Spare tube bag.

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    What? no mirror?

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    Good Idea! Looks like I start visiting the resale shops for cellphone type containers.

    Thanks for the thought, and the pics.

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    Bar Tube bag.

    HTH,
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    IMO two of those bags on 10 Wheels rig look an awful lot like
    digital camera bags. If that's the case (oooo bad pun), you now have
    a greatly expanded number of places to search for a bag to fit your
    needs. The larger one reminds me of a very small laptop case ?!?!

    Happy trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Bar Tube bag.

    HTH,
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    I love my candy bar bag, but if I were going to get a new one, I'd go to the source and get the same bag for $19 less.

    BTW, I love the idea of adapting bags made for other purposes.
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    "Bento Boxes" are popular.

    It's a bag about the size that you are asking about that sits atop the top tube up by the handlebar. Very handy for when you need to get to the Halt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Does anyone make a small handlebar bag? Just barely big enough for a can of Halt, cell phone, a little cash/credit card?

    I've been looking, and can only find things 6X5X9, or larger.

    I'd like to find one half that size, and a little padding/foam would be nice to protect the phone.
    It's pretty hard to get Halt out of a bar bag in time to do much good against a surprise dog attack. You might consider carrying the Halt clipped to your clothing or in a handlebar clip, like this one from Bike Nashbar for $1.29 http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...All%20Products

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    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
    IMO two of those bags on 10 Wheels rig look an awful lot like
    digital camera bags. If that's the case (oooo bad pun), you now have
    a greatly expanded number of places to search for a bag to fit your
    needs. The larger one reminds me of a very small laptop case ?!?!

    Happy trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Now Out of Stock.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Yep, one of those camera bags would be perfect, especially if it has a belt loop, and rings for attaching a strap. Looks to be the case in the pics.

    I might have to start visiting resale shops more often. Never know when you might find a treasure or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    "Bento Boxes" are popular.
    +1

    I use the smaller size Bento Box and it easily fits my cell phone, ID, and some cash; I clip my pepper spray onto the side when I carry it. They also make a larger Bento Box also.

    BTW - they come in plain black - mine have been slightly 'embellished'.
    (My other Bento Box has parrots on it).
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