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Old 06-07-06, 11:40 AM   #1
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Seat bag, Rack/pack Recommendations

I have been learning a lot from all of you here on this site. It is really fantastic! I bought my first bent last fall and have been enjoying it beyond belief. It's a Bacchetta Giro 20.

I have been using a SunLite Messenger Recumbent Bag, attached to the back of the seat. I can't effectively prevent the bottom of the bag from dragging on the top of the rear wheel. It wasn't cheap, yet I am starting to think about other options.

Currently, I am trying to carry the following: spare tubes, a few tools, keys, "u-lock", shirt, fleece, camera. I am very interested in any recommendations you have. Many of my rides are only ~15 miles, with some being ~35 miles. I don't think I'm interested in side mounted panniers, but I'm a newbie that can be convinced. I was leaning more toward rear mount seat back bags or rear rack/packs.

I am looking for some recommendations on packs that work well for you.
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Old 06-07-06, 01:41 PM   #2
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I use a rack and rack bag on my trike for nearly all my rides. It holds all my tools, as well as some snacks and stuff. I ride the trike to work, so the rack bag serves as a sort of lunchbox. I can also transfer the rack bag to my upright bike if I need to.
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Old 06-07-06, 02:59 PM   #3
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check out fastback systems. They are the top notch in recumbent bags.
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This was kinda cheap, but it worked better than the "Official" Rans Seat Bag:

I bought a clearance Camelback from Performance Bike. I throw the shoulder straps over the seat, shorten the straps all the way, and buckle the chest strap across the seat.
Since the buckle is in the middle of the seat, I don't feel it while riding. I wrap the waist strap around the seat stays, and it stays off the wheel.

Bladder or not, I put a lot of junk in it. Road Morph, two tubes, two multi tools and a SOG, zipties, etc.
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Old 06-07-06, 06:45 PM   #5
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This was kinda cheap, but it worked better than the "Official" Rans Seat Bag:

I bought a clearance Camelback from Performance Bike. I throw the shoulder straps over the seat, shorten the straps all the way, and buckle the chest strap across the seat.
Since the buckle is in the middle of the seat, I don't feel it while riding. I wrap the waist strap around the seat stays, and it stays off the wheel.

Bladder or not, I put a lot of junk in it. Road Morph, two tubes, two multi tools and a SOG, zipties, etc.
I also do this. Tonight I threw it on the front handlebars. Much easier to get a quick sip.
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Thank you all for the help.
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