Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-17, 07:19 AM   #1
Wendell F
My pants used to fit me
Thread Starter
 
Wendell F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Manhattanite repping Queens in Brooklyn
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Raleigh Technium
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Seat bag recommendations

I'm sick of getting all sweaty carrying a messenger bag in NYC humidity but my Steamroller doesn't have braze ons for a rear rack and I'm not a fan of front racks. Any suggestions for a seat bag with shoulder strap loops for carrying off the bike?

Just needs to be big enough for a wallet, keys, glasses, a chain whip and ideally a long sleeve tee for over-air-conditioned destinations (pretty much everywhere in NYC).
Wendell F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-17, 08:47 AM   #2
Unkle Rico
Senior Member
 
Unkle Rico's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: dEnVeR
Bikes: CENTURION / LOOK / Bianchi
Posts: 1,521
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
You can get a rear rack that uses the seat post rather than the eyelets or you can use the p clamps and use a normal rear rack me thinks.
Unkle Rico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-17, 09:43 AM   #3
Wendell F
My pants used to fit me
Thread Starter
 
Wendell F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Manhattanite repping Queens in Brooklyn
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Raleigh Technium
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
You can get a rear rack that uses the seat post rather than the eyelets or you can use the p clamps and use a normal rear rack me thinks.
I did the rear rack and p-clamp thing for a bit. Ended up rubbing the paint off the seat stays (though probably cause I did a crap job installing them). I don't need to rock something as big as a pannier for as little as I'm carrying on the daily.

Anybody have experience w Carradice saddle bags?
Wendell F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-17, 09:44 AM   #4
TenSpeedV2
Senior Member
 
TenSpeedV2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Bikes: Felt TK2, Felt Z5
Posts: 3,951
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 716 Post(s)
You carry a chain whip with you?
TenSpeedV2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-17, 09:59 AM   #5
ThermionicScott 
Gratuitous glib and snark
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)
Posts: 14,416
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 525 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
You carry a chain whip with you?
I'm curious about this, too.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-17, 11:24 AM   #6
Wendell F
My pants used to fit me
Thread Starter
 
Wendell F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Manhattanite repping Queens in Brooklyn
Bikes: Surly Steamroller, Raleigh Technium
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
You carry a chain whip with you?
Whoah brain fart! Meant cable for locking up.
Wendell F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-17, 12:03 PM   #7
Carcosa
Senior Member
 
Carcosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Raleigh
Bikes:
Posts: 671
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
That's a hell of a brain fart.

https://builtbyswift.com/shop/bandito-readymade/

Most people rock this as a handlebar bag (where I'd put it), but could work in the back too.
Carcosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:37 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION