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Old 12-22-03, 07:53 PM   #1
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Oh how I love my handlebar bag- let me count the ways!

So what do you carry in your handlebar bag? I use mine to carry granola bars, money, a spare jersey (in case I didn't dress warm enough) and my house keys.
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Old 12-22-03, 08:53 PM   #2
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I don't have a handlebar bag.. But I do have a saddle bag.. I carry keys, money/wallet, patch kit, spare tube...

I also carry a hydration pack, where I place food (chocolate, banana, tissue paper , etc.) and spare clothes/jersey..
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Old 12-22-03, 08:54 PM   #3
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I hate my TOPEAK bag as the mounting system is *#%^@
Camera
Map
Light
Money
ID
Food
Beverage
Journal
Other stuff depending on the circumstances.
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I carry my makeup. Food and tools stay in my jersey and saddle bag.
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On tour, I carry a snack, my camera, my cell phone, and a long sleeve jersey when I'm not wearing it.
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Old 12-23-03, 09:20 AM   #6
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I used to carry extra water bottles, rain jacket, bandaids, snack, camera, light, punture repair kit, whatever. I found the weight out front was bad for the handling so for the past 3 yrs I have put all that stuff in my panniers.
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I would'nt have a handlebar bag,i would rather be married to a bag.
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Old 12-23-03, 11:45 AM   #8
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I use a bento box. It goes on your top tube just behind the stem. velcro mesh top for easy access while riding.
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My wife loves her handlebar bags (one on each bike). She REALLY wanted an old-fashioned basket, but they don't fit very well on a road bike. I don't use them, and have a pannier on the mtn bike and large wedges on all 3 bikes.

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i have a saddle bag that holds a few tools.... i hate it when i go over bump and hear the clinging and the clanging....very annoying
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i have a saddle bag that holds a few tools.... i hate it when i go over bump and hear the clinging and the clanging....very annoying
wrap everything in a small towel? That should stop the clattering. And if you need to make a repair you'll have something to wipe your hands on :=)
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wrap everything in a small towel? That should stop the clattering. And if you need to make a repair you'll have something to wipe your hands on :=)
I use and old white sock.
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