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


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-28-08, 02:49 PM   #1
zeppinger
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
zeppinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Bikes: Giant FCR3, Surly LHT
Posts: 1,985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Trekking handlebars and handlebar bags that play nice together?

I am doing Vancouver to Ti Juana in three weeks and I have not been able to find a handlebar bag that works with my Nashbar Trekking bars. I am mostly interested in having the laminated map pocket right in front of me but the extra storage would be really nice as well. I do have a top tube or "bento box" that can hold the essentials. I tried buying just a laminated map pocket but I have a head light and bike computer on the handle bar where the laminated map thingy should attach. I could put the computer on the stem but I have no idea where to put my light that would work. I am using a Jannd Expedition front rack that mostly covers up all of my fork so attaching the light there wont work i dont think. Anyone got any ideas?
zeppinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 02:59 PM   #2
bktourer1
Senior Member
 
bktourer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Western Ma.
Bikes: Diamondback "parkway" Spec. "expedition
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the nasbar "trekking bars" and a small (not the compact) bar bag and it works well for me. The Performance bar bag is a little to "tight" for my bars.
bktourer1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 03:03 PM   #3
LetDiceFly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: Building new one at moment
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ortieb has this extender for their handlebar bags.
[IMG]file:///C:/Users/ROBV%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/ROBV%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.jpg[/IMG]
LetDiceFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 03:46 PM   #4
Booger1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gaseous Cloud around Uranus
Bikes:
Posts: 3,730
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
You could do something like this:



Booger1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 07:11 PM   #5
zeppinger
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
zeppinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Bikes: Giant FCR3, Surly LHT
Posts: 1,985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Letdicefly: where can I get an extender like that? Do you have a link? The home page for Ortieb does not seem to have it for sale....

Booger1: Where did you get that bag? All the bags that I have seen in stores are hard edged, they wont flex like yours to actually go into the middle of the bars like that...
zeppinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 07:21 PM   #6
George
Senior Member
 
George's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Katy Texas
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
Posts: 5,409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
I got this at REI


__________________
George
George is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 07:21 PM   #7
vik 
cyclopath
 
vik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
Posts: 5,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeppinger View Post
Letdicefly: where can I get an extender like that? Do you have a link? The home page for Ortieb does not seem to have it for sale....
You can buy the extender here - just scroll down the page a bit to find it.
__________________
safe riding - Vik
VikApproved
vik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 07:25 PM   #8
LetDiceFly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: Building new one at moment
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi, I just responded to zeppinger's message directly, but to anyone else this item can be found at:

http://www.thetouringstore.com/ORTLI...IES%20PAGE.htm
LetDiceFly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-08, 08:42 PM   #9
Booger1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Gaseous Cloud around Uranus
Bikes:
Posts: 3,730
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
It's 30 years old,made by a company called Rhode Gear.You won't be finding one of those but I'm sure there's something like it out there.It's a fairly big bag by todays standards,main pocket w/internal zipped pocket,big front pocket,2 side nets and full size top pocket.I like the weight up front,but I think most people don't.The internal frame is below the bars,what you see flexing is the top pocket.The size of your bike frame will determine how big of a bag you can put below the bars and not rub the tire.The top pocket is not zipped in that picture,it sits completely below the brake levers when zipped.Remember,the farther forward you put the bag,the funkier the steering gets.

Last edited by Booger1; 09-28-08 at 09:07 PM.
Booger1 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 08:42 AM.