Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes: SOMA Grand Randonneur, Gunnar Sport converted to 650B, Rivendell Rambouillet, '82 Trek 728, '84 Trek 610, '85 Trek 500, C'Dale F600, Burley Duet, Lotus Legend
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I have one, but have only used it a modest amount. Maybe a total of 1000 miles of riding. I bought it because the combination of luggage items that I was using just didn't have quite enough room for what I needed (I was using an Arkel tailrider and a hydration pack).
My frame is a 58, which is big enough that the JandD doesn't interfere with a water bottle. What I carried in the JandD was my wallet, brevet card, and cell phone, innertube, multitool, and "50 miles worth" of food. With that load all pushed up toward the front, and the zipper tabs pulled to the front of their tracks, I didn't have any interference with my knees. Standing on hills I would brush the JandD, but not in a bothersome way.
Ultimately, I've settled on my preferred luggage, which is a Carradice saddle bag, LonePeak handlebar bag, and a Bento box. Given that I have plenty of storage space in the two bags, the JandD isn't all that much useful to justify its 5 ounces of extra weight. It's handy in the back of the tandem, though, as a ditty bag for the stoker.