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Old 03-14-21, 07:55 PM
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Under seat spare sew-up bag?

Anyone know where to find a spare sew-up bag that can be attached to seat rails and seat post? Decades ago I had one made by Avocet that had a long, narrow pocket for a tire and a small pouch with a Velcro closure for tools (Y-wrench, spoke wrench, a few hex keys) and money. Velcro straps secured it to the seat rails and seat post. The only bags I can find now (including the Arundel bag) are far larger than needed.
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Old 03-14-21, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by James1964 View Post
Anyone know where to find a spare sew-up bag that can be attached to seat rails and seat post? Decades ago I had one made by Avocet that had a long, narrow pocket for a tire and a small pouch with a Velcro closure for tools (Y-wrench, spoke wrench, a few hex keys) and money. Velcro straps secured it to the seat rails and seat post. The only bags I can find now (including the Arundel bag) are far larger than needed.
I think @iab had a couple Cinelli bags for sale in the not-too-distant past, might still have one.
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An old tube sock works well enough.
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Old 03-14-21, 08:27 PM
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Jannd makes a decent bag that holds a big tubular, sealant, multitool, and valve remover. I can squeeze two Continental Comps in it.
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Old 03-14-21, 08:28 PM
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I did make a repro Cinelli bag 8(?) years ago. Now I prefer a pink page from La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Bag 007 by iabisdb, on Flickr

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Old 03-14-21, 08:38 PM
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+1 on the Jandd bag. I too can fit 2 Sprinters in mine, with 2 outside pockets for flat items. Not too, too big looking under he saddle.
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Old 03-14-21, 09:14 PM
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Acorn made one.
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Old 03-14-21, 09:30 PM
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I use the Arundel Tubi, good for one tire and some small tools. More than enough for me. And looks great too. But sounds like you tried the Arundel or know of it.

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Cannondale made a 'tire sock' (B026) for few years.
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This came with a 1983 Raleigh International kitted out for touring:


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Got a sewing machine? Ditty bags (aka kit bags) are very easy to make. I make em with a draw string top then lash them to the saddle with a toe strap. The most recent one I made used material from an old horse blanket, hopelessly torn so the owner was going to throw it out. Tough material but easy to sew. Size it to suit your needs. Looks much like iab fish-n-chips bag, above, but stronger.


Lots of info in the cloud. Or, Know anyone who does a lot of back packing? Often they make their own gear and could make you one.
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Tufo sells the Jandd bag with their logo. Also best price around.

https://www.tufonorthamerica.biz/ind...roducts_id=341

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
An old tube sock works well enough.
...and makes a handy rag for wiping your hands on after "roadside service". That's what I grew up on, both tubular and clincher.

That said, I like the look of that jandd bag.
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Put a sock on it!
For a single ride, this works for me.
P1000493w on Flickr

I would like to find 3 more of this bracket
Sewup ClampW on Flickr
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Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
Got a sewing machine? Ditty bags (aka kit bags) are very easy to make. I make em with a draw string top then lash them to the saddle with a toe strap. The most recent one I made used material from an old horse blanket, hopelessly torn so the owner was going to throw it out. Tough material but easy to sew. Size it to suit your needs. Looks much like iab fish-n-chips bag, above, but stronger.


Lots of info in the cloud. Or, Know anyone who does a lot of back packing? Often they make their own gear and could make you one.
I made this ugly under seat sew-up sack out of old tubulars about 5 years ago when I first started sewing.




Subsequently I've gotten a little more refined. Albeit one which was inspired by a Brooks Isle of Wight Bag.

James1964 try your hand at making one. There is great satisfaction in doing so, even when an idea fails to emerge in reality, aka a tubular bag for tubulars.
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Here’s an old Eclipse bag, and one I made several years ago from a scrap of an outdoor tablecloth. Both are very simple roll/fold top designs with Velcro closures.


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Since I tend to have spares on my bikes for years (knock on wood, I rarely flat and when I do, most of the time sealant works, the spare is unused), I recommend covering the spare with something. Tightly folded and UV rays is not a good combination for rubber.
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Since I tend to have spares on my bikes for years (knock on wood, I rarely flat and when I do, most of the time sealant works, the spare is unused), I recommend covering the spare with something. Tightly folded and UV rays is not a good combination for rubber.
I concur. Usually I use a sock and include one tire lever for prying off at the spot where there is little glue. Note that the picture is of a Rally, not exactly the high end of sew ups.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I did make a repro Cinelli bag 8(?) years ago. Now I prefer a pink page from La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Bag 007 by iabisdb, on Flickr

Frejus085 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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I use the Specialized Large seatbag. Barely fits a Rally tubular and a small multi-tool. Perfect. Wouldn't mind trying a Cinelli bag like iab though.
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Avenir, not Avocet

Now that I think of it some more, the spare sew-up bag was made by Avenir, not Avocet.
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I prefer a pink page from La Gazzetta dello Sport.


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My friend uses a nylon cover off an old collapsible umbrella & velcro closures. Works a trick!
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Gammi Sport sells some:

https://gammisport.com/product/tubular-tire-bag



I will point out that it seems traditional tubular tire holders like these tend to be a tight squeeze for many modern tubulars. I imagine that makes sense as the tubulars most people rode BITD were probably only 21-23mm wide. Today, 27mm, 30mm or even 33mm on the road are fairly common.
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Doesn't quite hit the retro note, but this has been working great- originally sold as a pencil case:

https://www.amazon.com/Zippered-Adul...%2C232&sr=8-16

The one from BITD that I made ca 1970.



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