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Old 01-18-09, 03:19 PM   #1
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Handle Bar Bags ... ???

I need to find a large, maybe even an extra large, handle bar bag for my Electra Townie. Any suggestions? I'd like something with a flat top, so I can somehow attach my maps.
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I've been eyeing the smaller version, but this could be an option.
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You can get this one. I got a smaller one for commuting and someday light touring.
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Handlebar Bag - Headlamp

I just realized that some handlebar bags will block my headlamp ... So I need a handlebar bag that will be no more than four inches above the handlebars. I have an extension, which raises the light up about five inches.

Are there options for installing the handlebar bags so they will hang below the bar instead?
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Mount the light(s) under the bag with a Topeak BarXtender.
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Mount the light(s) under the bag with a Topeak BarXtender.
I just bought the Topeak BarXtender several days ago! I have it adjusted so my headlamp sits above my small handlebar bag. Works great, but I notice that the larger handlebar bags will sit up too high, and block the light.

Would the Topeak BarXtender be long enough to turn the headlamp around, underneath a larger handlebar bag?
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It should be. If you get that Jandd bag, you can tilt the angle of the bag up or down on the (QRB) quick release bracket.
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I have the largest Acorn handlebar bag; it hangs down from the bar and does not block my light. But, you have to stand in line to get them. They only take orders once a month. If you get your order in, you will get it within a month.
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I have the largest Acorn handlebar bag; it hangs down from the bar and does not block my light. But, you have to stand in line to get them. They only take orders once a month. If you get your order in, you will get it within a month.
Could you post some pictures showing exactly how you attach the Acorn handlebar bag? Also, just how much weight would be safe to carry in a handlebar bag on my Electra Townie? How secure is the Acorn bag, and how easy to remove, so someone can't steal the bag?
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Attach Map to Acorn Handlebar Bag ... ???

How would you attach a map to the Acorn handlebar bag?
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Check out the Arkel bags. Mine is the smaller one, but it rises only and inch or two (at most) aove the top of the bars.
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