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Old 07-26-14, 07:19 PM   #1
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Hi, Hoping someone will help me with this!?

I don't want to post in the Classic,or even the Marketplace, because I am just trying to get info if possible. I found this unused w/tag Trek Handlebar Bag while flip hunting. I believe it is from 2000 . The furthest back I could find the item number was in 2004, and even then it was smaller than this Patent Pending bag.

I am not a cyclist, so I am unfamiliar with this type of bag,


I am hoping that perhaps someone here could guide me. Definitely don't want to show up on NUMBSKULL OF THE DAY!! And I don't want to put it on EBay yet because I don't want buyer problems - I have no idea how the quick release works! I will take it to the local bike store for a demonstration ( we DO buy there for a family member ). But does anyone recognize this bag or release and have an opinion on this product and/or it's features- like the release mechanism? It is a great quality bag, is larger, and has far more features than the current Bontrager Bag. It retailed back then for $59.99 - which would be approx $83.00 today. Hard bottom, 360 cu inch cargo space, 6 interior pockets - including 1 lengthwise velcroed hidden pocket and 1 lengthwise zipped pocket, 3 outer pockets ( one of which is lengthwise and zipped), and a waterproof map pocket on top. adjustable carry strap.

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It looks like the quick-release works like the quick-release on the front wheel of a bicycle, flip the handle up, rotate if necessary, and the bag should separate from the mount.
I can't see getting too excited about it, tho, handlebar bags aren't too popular now, and likely weren't in 2000, either.
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"I can't see getting too excited about it, tho, handlebar bags aren't too popular now, and likely weren't in 2000, either."

Thanks for answering! I am not too excited about it, LOL. I thought it was a camera case at first! Not a big money maker,but I did get it for almost nothing deal so will make a decent profit! It is probably good for a mom, running small errands, or for someone that takes fairly short trips on a trail or in the city. I just want to be able to explain the mechanism if asked. I assume it's from 2000 because the patent was pending when the tag was printed. Since they made these smaller later on I wondered if they were trouble more than helpful.
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If you were to advertise it, you might aim toward cycletourists and/or randonneurs. It is something I might use as a randonneur, especially if there is a map case on top.
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You know, if I was in the US now, I would likely bid on that as a seriously interested buyer. I like the look of the bag a lot. If you were in Oregeon or Washington State or British Columbia in September, you'd probably have a deal because we are there then.
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It looks like the quick-release works like the quick-release on the front wheel of a bicycle, flip the handle up, rotate if necessary, and the bag should separate from the mount.
I can't see getting too excited about it, tho, handlebar bags aren't too popular now, and likely weren't in 2000, either.
To each their own... I almost always use a handlebar bag, or a front basket. I have worn several out in my 40+ years of riding. I started using them in the 70's and still use them today.

I am not familiar with the Trek bags, but early 2000 looks like a good call. It is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Current good quality handlebar bags are in the $65-$100 range.

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To each their own... I almost always use a handlebar bag,
Ditto, I currently have a slightly smaller Topeak on my K2 and I love it, I thought about getting another mount for my TREK so I could switch it between bikes. It would be cool to have a 2000 vintage TREK bag for my 1997 TREK. When we ride the Rails-to-Trails in surrounding states I always take my old reliable TREK and that bag would be perfect. Give us a heads up if you put it on eBay.
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Thank You!I did list it on EBay, started at $20 and already have a bid! 6 more days.

I know some good places to find stuff and will keep looking!

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I don't want to post in the Classic,or even the Marketplace, because I am just trying to get info if possible.
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