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Ultra tall Bags for folders
Originally Posted by makeinu
Are there any ultra tall saddlebags for folders? There aalways seems to be so much wasted space over small wheels.
You are right, there is great potential for putting a tall (large) bag on most folders. It is probably easier to put a large bag on the front, a la Brompton, which has mounting features on the bike as standard.
However, this bag is rather wide and very expensive, but it does have has a large volume, and is easily fitted and removed. Rapid removal is important when folding the bike, of course.
Recent Dahon models have two tapped holes in the front of the steering head for mounting a Klickfix bracket which will then permit the fitting of any handlebar bag which has comparable fittings.
On my Dahon Curve SL I have used this system to fit a standard and low cost rucksack, modified by the fitting of a Klikfix bracket from an old handlebar bag, which can then be worn on the back or fitted on the bike. For shopping, or when the bike is folded, it is convenient to carry the bag on my back, otherwise it goes on the bike.