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Old 08-24-09, 06:21 PM   #1
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traditional saddlebag fixings

I have an old, but in very good condition, saddlebag - a Carradice canvas bag. It has two straps on the top that fitted through the loops that were on the rear of saddles. Sadly these are no longer on saddles. Does anyone know if there is an adaptor to fit to the saddle that will do the same job? My mate has made one and I've had a few ideas, but I'd happily buy a nicely designed one ! I know there are plastic ones bolt onto the saddle, but these are for a dedicated saddlebag - and I prefer a metal adaptor if possible....
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Yes they make such a thing http://http://www.velo-orange.com/vivabagloops.
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I have an old, but in very good condition, saddlebag - a Carradice canvas bag. It has two straps on the top that fitted through the loops that were on the rear of saddles. Sadly these are no longer on saddles. Does anyone know if there is an adaptor to fit to the saddle that will do the same job? My mate has made one and I've had a few ideas, but I'd happily buy a nicely designed one ! I know there are plastic ones bolt onto the saddle, but these are for a dedicated saddlebag - and I prefer a metal adaptor if possible....
Wallingford bike parts sells one made by Carradice.

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Why not just strap them around the metal bars that secure the saddle to the seatpost?
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saddlebag fixings

Thanks for the replies. I liked the Viva loops, but prefer the look of Carradices own clamp arrangement. I must apologise, it just never occurred to me that Carradice were still operating and never attempted to look them up, doh ! Or, to put it another way, I just never thought - as usual.
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Thanks for the replies. I liked the Viva loops, but prefer the look of Carradices own clamp arrangement. I must apologise, it just never occurred to me that Carradice were still operating and never attempted to look them up, doh ! Or, to put it another way, I just never thought - as usual.
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Carradice is very much alive, however getting their bags in the US is a crapshoot, seems they have not ramped up production to meet demand. Most US outlets have problems getting bags in a timely manner. I have actually ordered direct from the Carradice website in the past when I absolutely positively had to have something. Pricing isn't too bad, and was better when the dollar was down a while back.

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I got all my Carradice stuff from Rivendell, www.rivbike.com. They used to have a huge selection and could order almost anything. Not sure they still do, because they're carrying their own stuff now, but they had a really cool adapter with a quick release so you could unhook the bag and carry it with you.
Not cheap, as you already know if you're using Carradice. If you don't see what you want on the Web site, give them a call--they have all kinds of stuff in small quantities they don't always post.

EDIT: Took a quick look and found this: http://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=20-109
But, holy crap, 86 bucks?

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