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Old 07-27-14, 07:18 AM   #1
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Bags/packs/hydration for a bike I don't want to clutter up?

My main commuter is a Kilo TT Stripper SS/FG. I love that bike. Changed the wheels to something lighter, but basically stock. Added headlight & tailight for commuting. I use a Chrome brand messenger bag to carry my stuff to work.

Anyways, long distance casual rides are becoming a fascination to me. My Windor Tourist is all decked out with racks, fenders. bags, etc. But I want to simply through a leg over the Kilo, maybe a hydration pack and just go!!

I am interested in the Profile Designs water bottle cages that clamp to the seatpost, and maybe a small triangle frame bag or stem bag. Any suggestions? I am not wild about using a backpack.
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In the summer, you really don't need a bag. That obviously depends on what you are doing. The seatpost waterbottle mounts have a reputation for ejecting bottles, I suppose it depends on what you get. You might consider how you would carry your other stuff if you brought a main triangle hydration pack. Backpacks are not ideal, but they beat running out of water. I have started using one, and it makes things a lot easier.
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I came up with a bracket that mounts to the seat rails that I can mount two standard bottle cages to. And I found a frame bag I really like, so crisis has been averted!! Will post pics when installed.
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As a last minute decision I put a frozen water bottle in my HB bag and zipped it shut. Two hours later I found the liquid was still frozen in there.
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