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Old 07-17-06, 10:05 AM   #1
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Anyone know of a good *budget* bar bag for long term touring?

Hi all,

I don't need anything fancy for my handlebar bag, I just need it to have some space for my goodies and a window on top for my maps. The ones that I have seen so far and liked were more than $50.00 and that is a bit out of my price range. So far, I have been able to find EVERYTHING I need at half the price that most people pay accept for this one thing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-17-06, 10:31 AM   #2
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Try ebay
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Did that... and Craigslist...
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Gosh, that's a tough one.

When it comes to bags....I'd never go cheap and I'm a cheap guy be nature. Bite the bullet and pay the money. Out on the road, you'll be glad you did.
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A Bor Yueh Front Rack from bike Nashbar and a small plastic basket from your local dollar store. Attach the basket to the rack with bungee cord. If you want or need it to be waterproof use one of the shoeboxes with the clip on plastic top and everything will be dry even in the hardest rain. As for a map; use a zip lock bag with the map folded so you can see the appropriate area through it and keep it in the basket or under a bungee strapping the shoebox to the rack. You will wonder how you ever got along without this setup! You can keep snacks and energy bars in the basket as well.
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
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Found one for $41.00. Thanks for the comments.
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Found one for $41.00. Thanks for the comments.
gonna share where you found it?
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For that price range, I like the Jandd Mountain Pack IV I bought this year. Held my camera, digital camera, wallet, snacks, keys sunglasses, map, mp3 player etc. Stayed out of the way of the brifters and was small enough that I wouldn't overload it.
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Jandd makes the best budget touring bags. If you want a large one, make sure you dont have OS bars because the bracket wont fit. A really cheap way is a camera bag and zip ties.
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I've used the Performance Bike bar bag for more than 3,700 miles, and it served me remarkably well. $40.00. It has more pockets of all kinds than I can count, and comes with a rain cover stored neatly at the bottom of the bag.
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I scored one of these on Craigslist.

http://www.topeak.com/2006/products/...urguidehbb.php

The guy had used it twice and then was injured so couldnt ride anymore.

Paid $41.00 for it and love it.
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