Join Date: May 2007
Bikes: Specialist Tricross Sport & Norco Hybrid
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Tricross Frame Bag
I was pondering the possibility of getting a frame bag for my Tricross. It would be used to store my Kryptonite Evolution ulock (longest dimensions: approx. 6"x8"), and a cable which when folded is about
10" long. If I get one, I wanted to keep the size of the bag down to an minimum - basically just what's required to fit my bike lock apparatus and essentially nothing else.
I thought the best place to mount the bag would be on the top tube/seat tube corner. Several reasons for this location:
1) I prefer my water bottle/cage mounted on the opposite side - on the down tube, as there is ample clearance here when removing and inserting bottle - not so when the bottle/cage is mounted on the seat tube. So this prefered location for my water bottle, would make a frame bag on the top tube/down tube corner impractical, as they would be competing for the same space.
2) The down tube is unusually thick on this bike and so finding a bag which has Velcro straps to easily wrap around it may be difficult.
The top tube is also thick but not nearly as much as the down tube, so it may be less of an obstacle to find an appropriate fitting bag.
Does Specialized make a frame bag for these frames with unusual tube diameters? Has anyone tried any frame bag which works for this bike? As an afterthought, I don't see many bikes using frame bags. Is there a reason for this?
Open to ideas...