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Old 06-03-12, 10:58 AM   #1
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Track Gear Bags

What is everyone using? Is the EAI one still the only one? Supposedly there's some guy at the Giordana velodrome who is making them, but I can't find any info. When I was at the track yesterday I saw one, and they gave me his first name, but couldn't remember his last name. Spencer or something I think.

I've heard complaints the EAI one is a little small. Right now my cogs and chainrings are just in a big re-usable shopping type bag, and I'm afraid I'm gonna damage them.
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Contact this guy: http://gnomebags.com/CustomProducts.php

He's really nice and really good. Local to Atlanta. He made me a custom bag. He also made some bags for DLV.
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There are local messenger bag makers in most major cities. If you are interested in getting one with all your features find one you like.
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I have an EAI Track Tote. Just fits a Shimano TL-SR22 1/8" Chainwhip in the top Chainring pouch plus Chainrings and cogs.

Expensive for what it is, but well made and fine for what I need. Stores 15mm spanner, chainrings 48-51, cogs 13-15, allen keys, chainwhip and Shimano TL-FC20 chainring tool.
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I have an EAI one that I won a few years ago. It is a little small-- it would be nice if the chainring pockets were a little bigger, or gusseted. It's not too bad though. I've never used all the cog pockets, and I use a couple of them for lockrings (I don't use them, I just have them in the unlikely event someone decides to require them), and one for spare pump washers.
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I agree that the EAI bag is small. Not enough compartments for chainrings. Needed more pockets for small parts (extra chainring bolts, Leatherman multi-tool, disc valve adapter, etc...

Here is the bag that Jeff at Gnome Bags made me. I designed it myself. I drew it in Visio when bored at work. He took the drawing and made a bag in no time. I had a friend order the same bag after he saw how mine turned out.



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I just use an electricians toolbag. Big enough for my chainrings, and has multiple compartments that perfectly fit cogs, lube, tools as well as small pockets for little, easily lost items.
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I agree that the EAI bag is small. Not enough compartments for chainrings. Needed more pockets for small parts (extra chainring bolts, Leatherman multi-tool, disc valve adapter, etc...

Here is the bag that Jeff at Gnome Bags made me. I designed it myself. I drew it in Visio when bored at work. He took the drawing and made a bag in no time. I had a friend order the same bag after he saw how mine turned out.



This is a great bag!
So, what do we do, call this guy up and order a "Carleton?"
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^looks nice!

I use an EAI tote, and don't find it to be too small. Although the one "misc pocket" is a bit tall and narrow for what I want to use it for - storing cleat covers, valve cores, and chainring bolts. Stuff gets a little bit lost in there.

But for cogs, track tools, and chainrings, I think it's great.
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I have an older track tote that has seen better days. I know that chromebags has something called the "Sherman" that another guy uses however this "Carlton" looks more fitting for my needs. What could one expect for costs roughly?
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This is a great bag!
So, what do we do, call this guy up and order a "Carleton?"
Haha, yeah pretty much. I saw him today at the track. He's sponsors some of the races. Nice guy.

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I have an older track tote that has seen better days. I know that chromebags has something called the "Sherman" that another guy uses however this "Carlton" looks more fitting for my needs. What could one expect for costs roughly?
I'm not sure. Mine was a special order (at the time) but I was VERY happy with the price. You guys may get some different colors, too. It depends on what materials he has on hand.
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Check out: gnomebags.com/CustomProducts.php You'll see the Carlton bag. $65.00 But it doesn't credit Carlton. Clearly, I see serious intellectual property issues.
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Check out: gnomebags.com/CustomProducts.php You'll see the Carlton bag. $65.00 But it doesn't credit Carlton. Clearly, I see serious intellectual property issues.
Looks more like a copy of the EAI tote than Carletons...
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Chicago velocampus makes a really nice track gearbag and racebag
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Chicago velocampus makes a really nice track gearbag and racebag
The tool bag is on sale half price right now ($30, plus $6 shipping?) - http://www.chicagovelocampus.com/pro...track-tool-bag

I just ordered one, I was hoping it was decent.
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The tool bag is on sale half price right now ($30, plus $6 shipping?) - http://www.chicagovelocampus.com/pro...track-tool-bag

I just ordered one, I was hoping it was decent.
That's a great price.
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I hope it's nice b/c I'm ordering one right now.
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I'm new at track and have been using a Rudy Project bag that was a prime at a crit I won. It worked OK due to two pockets that I put cogs and small tools in but left the big space cluttered with rings and large tools. Now that I have a handful of rings, cogs speciality tools, and the usual stuff I need better organization. I took the chance and ordered the bag mentioned above.
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Got my bag in the mail today - I was impressed. Much larger and sturdier than the pictures made it look like, as least to me.

I'll try to slowly fill it with components, and hopefully in a few years move to Chicago and start really using it. :-)
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St. Louis is much closer.
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Glad to hear about the bag. I'm excited to get mine and start filling it.
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Just thought I'd chime in. I received my bag today and while I don't have another bag to compare it to this is a really nice bag. It's very well made and feels heavy duty. If you've been debating I'd seriously consider ordering it, especially for the $30. Now I'm ready to buy more sprockets so I can start filling it.
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Nice Pantani98. Care to post some photos?
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Nice Pantani98. Care to post some photos?
+1 The deal is good enough I might pick one up too.
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I'll put some pics up tomorrow.
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