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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)

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Old 10-22-09, 08:33 AM   #1
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saddle bag/belt clip ?

Looking for something pretty cheap and reasonable, like the Sette lineup is usually pretty discounted on some websites. I've never seen a saddle bag in person, but I'm looking to purchase a small one to keep misc items - tools/wallet/tubes/patches etc, and that I can easily just clip to my belt when I lock up outside. Any recommendations? Or are all the saddle bags basically easy to clip to my belt.

Also what size do you recommend, I don't want this thing being very bulky adn bumping into people
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Old 10-22-09, 08:48 AM   #2
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nowitsshowtime,

I do not have an answer for you but think it's an interesting issue. The belt clip part makes it interesting. I just use a zip lock sandwich bag that I stuff a tube, patch kit, tire iron, rubber gloves and 15mm stubby wrench wrench and hide it all under my brooks saddle with a Christophe strap laced through the rear eyelets and through the saddle rails. Works like a charm and almost totally "hidden". I've seen dedicated saddle bags of course but never really considered purchasing one. I like your thinking, though.
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Old 10-22-09, 09:52 AM   #3
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None of the saddle bags I've ever had (though few) have ever been very easy to remove from the bike... They always just seem like a hassle to put on and take off.
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I managed to cram most of my on the road repair tools into the pouch that my multi-tool came in, and then I toe strapped it underneath the seat. Of course this was for a multi-speed, I wouldn't of had room for a 15mm, even a stubby.
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I love my Soma seat bag, it's made out of hemp too. They offer the same bag in a quick release too.
I can fit a spare tube and some tools and snacks.

Check it, I have the townsend bag
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I've rigged a utility belt for myself with a lock holster and a couple pouches from army surplus. Suits me just fine, and I don't have to leave my "valuables" hanging off my seat when I lock up.
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Trek makes a line of quick release saddle bags. I've got them on three bikes. 15mm Surly wrench, tire levers, tube, patch kit, couple of allen wrenches
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