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Old 08-21-07, 07:14 PM   #1
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Seat bag for Sew-ups and Fahgettaboudit U-lock?

I'm looking for an seat bag that can carry:
A folded sew-up tire
One Tufo glue tape
Silca mini pump
A multi tool
My wallet
My Razor phone

I don't mind if it is a set up that carries the U-lock underneath the bag, as long at it can carry it.

The bag being easy to remove would be a boon, as I can take it along with me when I lock the bike.

Stable, secure, and not butt ugly would also be nice.
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Old 08-21-07, 07:17 PM   #2
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Jandd tire bag.
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Old 08-21-07, 07:20 PM   #3
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that lock weighs so much you might want a trailer
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Old 08-21-07, 07:46 PM   #4
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I have an Axiom seat bag. It would hold all that, but it is definitely not easy to remove. In fact i find it to be a pain in the ass.
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big-ass fakenger bag.
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Old 08-21-07, 10:54 PM   #7
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Why don't you pre-glue your tire, and use an old pedal strap to carry it--- or buy an old school tubular holder that hangs from the rails. Everything else can fit in your pockets. Otherwise, the Carradice is the best bet.

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I'm looking for an seat bag that can carry:
A folded sew-up tire
One Tufo glue tape
Silca mini pump
A multi tool
My wallet
My Razor phone

I don't mind if it is a set up that carries the U-lock underneath the bag, as long at it can carry it.

The bag being easy to remove would be a boon, as I can take it along with me when I lock the bike.

Stable, secure, and not butt ugly would also be nice.
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Old 08-22-07, 12:32 AM   #8
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Thanks for the responses guys. Some reactions.

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Jandd tire bag.
Too small. It will hold the sew-up, some ID, the Razor, the Glue, maybe the Pump. The lock, notsomuch. I may get one for weekend rides anyway, but it won't work for late night City rides.

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big-ass fakenger bag.
I have back and neck injuries. I try to keep the weight off while riding, and I'm not sure asymetric distribution is a good idea for me.

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Why don't you pre-glue your tire, and use an old pedal strap to carry it--- or buy an old school tubular holder that hangs from the rails. Everything else can fit in your pockets. Otherwise, the Carradice is the best bet.
I use glue tape now, I find it is a good replacement for Fast Tack. I've never been a pre-gluing kinda guy, and have always preferred a strong hold glue to a light hold glue. I admit, this can lead to the rimstrip being ripped off the tubular, but they get replaced when you send a tire out for repair anyway. I used to attach sew-ups to my seat with toe straps, and have one strapped to the underside of my seat bag right now. Thing is, it is better to keep tubulars inside a seat bag. They are exposed to less street grime this way. As for keeping a U-lock in my back pocket, no thanks. It is bad for the back, and courts nerve damage. I'd rather keep my stuff on the bike rather than on my person while riding. Just the way I like to do things.
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This? Not sure it's big enough for the lock though, and probably a bit of a struggle to remove.
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if the ulock came with a bracket you can try using that although whenever i've used those they've disintegrated after hitting a few bumps and they're also ugly. i know it's not a seat bag but that's all i can think of for the Ulock
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hang the u lock through your belt loops, mine is the fahgetaboudit lock and it feels fine.

the rest. get a fanny
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Then the Carradice is the way to go--- a friend has one, and it is almost like having a pannier Ever seen the bagman? I believe it even is available with a QR. The bags are expandable
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hang the u lock through your belt loops, mine is the fahgetaboudit lock and it feels fine.

the rest. get a fanny
Wish I could go this route, but a back injury prevents it.
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if the ulock came with a bracket you can try using that although whenever i've used those they've disintegrated after hitting a few bumps and they're also ugly. i know it's not a seat bag but that's all i can think of for the Ulock
This lock doesn't come with a bracket and brackets don't mesh well with NYC potholes anyway.
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Then the Carradice is the way to go--- a friend has one, and it is almost like having a pannier Ever seen the bagman? I believe it even is available with a QR. The bags are expandable
Thinking a larger classically designed seat bag, or even handlebar bag, may be the way to go. As a kid in the 1980's all of our bikes were outfitted with big handlebar bags. Don't know why a nicely designed large bag attached to a bike went out of fashion in the 1990's. Maybe it died along with teenage bicycle tours.
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Thinking a larger classically designed seat bag, or even handlebar bag, may be the way to go. As a kid in the 1980's all of our bikes were outfitted with big handlebar bags. Don't know why a nicely designed large bag attached to a bike went out of fashion in the 1990's. Maybe it died along with teenage bicycle tours.
Yep. Most these days are either butt ugly, overpriced, require having a bunch of additional hardware on your bike just to make it work, or some combination.
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Yep. Most these days are either butt ugly, overpriced, require having a bunch of additional hardware on your bike just to make it work, or some combination.
Or overly aero and racy.
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