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Location: Rochester, NY
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I've seen Interchange system bags and racks. Basically, instead of using straps and hooks to attach, they use thick plastic tabs on the bags that are spring-loaded and latch into slots on the rack. I haven't used it myself, but it seems like a fairly ingenious way of making easily-removed bags.
The catch is that the Interchange bags only work with Interchange racks (though Interchange racks will work with any bag). Someone with enough time and ingenuity could probably hack together adapters of some kind for regular racks, but it's probably not worth the effort. Correction: At least some Interchange bags include velcro straps or whatever to allow them to work with non-Interchange racks. Check the specific bags before you buy them.
Also, Interchange isn't a Bontrager thing. It's a Trek thing. In theory, other companies make bags and racks that use the Interchange system, but I don't know how common that is.
Hmm, maybe I'll get an Interchange rack for my new Dr Fine....
Last edited by Arcanum; 02-14-10 at 02:53 PM.