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Old 08-21-14, 05:23 PM   #1
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Saddle bag and on bike pump suggestions.

I'm looking to get a saddle bag for my new bike. On my old bike I had a Aero Wedge pack. I am now deciding between another Aero Wedge pack, the MondoPack, or the Wedge Pack ll. Suggestions? In my saddle bag I carry spare tube, tire levers, multi-tool, patch kit, and co2.

In addition to the saddle bag I'm also considering getting the top tube Fuel Tank bag to carry other items (wallet, e cig, maps, energy bar/gels etc). Any input on this particular bag?

I also need another on bike pump. Have decided on the Morph pump, just not sure which size I should get. Would the mini fit in the top tube bag or saddle bag? If not mounting on frame would also be acceptable. Thanks guys.
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Old 08-21-14, 07:34 PM   #2
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What kind of riding do you do...mostly?
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I use a small Carradice with the Bagman support. It holds as much as I'd want - everything you mentioned would only have it 1/3 full - and can be unclipped in 10 sec and taken with me if needed.
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What kind of riding do you do...mostly?
I ride 5-6 days a week. Typically 30 mile rides on weekdays and 50 mile rides on weekends. Ride at night about 12mph.
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I use the smallest Jandd bag and a Lyzene mini-pump.

tube, some glue on patches, a Park boot, a tire lever with color coordinated duct tape wrapped around it, a safety pin, an inflator and a CO2 cartridge.

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It comes down to what you want (need) to carry and the inconvenience you are wiling to accept.

Also the riding style: group rides and the type of groups; solo rider mostly; purpose of the rides;

If you ride solo mostly, then you want to make sure you have most everything to take care of emergencies.
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I like Carradice style bags. I have a real one and a copy; the real one is better. However some saddles don't have holes for the straps, so you have to get attachment gizmos that fit on the rails.
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I can highly recommend the Lezyne Pressure Drive CFH pump. It's very small, mounts easily under a bottle holder or will fit in a bag, and allows use of CO2 as well. It uses a small hose to connect to the valve stem which I find makes pumping easier without putting undue stress on the stem. It also makes controlling the flow from a CO2 cartridge much easier.
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I use the smallest Jandd bag and a Lyzene mini-pump.

tube, some glue on patches, a Park boot, a tire lever with color coordinated duct tape wrapped around it, a safety pin, an inflator and a CO2 cartridge.

I carry an almost identical kit, well...except for the color coordinated duct tape.
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I have a Mondopack that I've used a few times. It has a lot of capacity so I used it only for cross country rides in more remote areas where I needed to bring lunch, extra layers, etc.. For anything else, I used a small wedge that holds at tube, lever, multi-tool, and phone. Pump is a tiny Topeak Race Rocket that mounts under a bottle cage.
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I have a 2nd hand Carradice Super C .. night-riding, they sew reflective material onto the rear-of the side-pockets
and have a webbing strip to hang a blinky light on the lid ..

the stuff in that kit fits easily in one side pocket , the other has room for a couple spare tubes ..
& the main compartment has space for some shopping bought on the way home.

now they have a smaller Audax sized one.. as well
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