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Has anyone seen one of these front bag mounts before?

Old 07-25-11, 10:30 AM
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Has anyone seen one of these front bag mounts before?

I saw this on an old (1982) Schwinn Voyageur SP. It would appear to be a front bag mount, but Iím not familiar with it, nor can I visualize how a bag might attach. Itís aluminum and the bungee has an aluminum sleeve that allows it to quickly detach. It would seem like the bungee goes behind the head tube to stabilize the bag. Is anyone familiar with this attachment and the bag that goes with it?



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Similar to the "rackaleur" I just bought.
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The fixie riders in NYC like short handlebars, too, but (wow!) I don't think I've seen one that short before.
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
The fixie riders in NYC like short handlebars, too, but (wow!) I don't think I've seen one that short before.
Hahaha... them's super tillly two-finger bars, bra!
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Yes. Rhode Gear handlebar bags have this mounting system. A fitting black-plastic piece clips into the back of that. I lost the bungee to mine, but I have it still, I was playing with it earlier today.
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Yah! Kinda brings back memories. Yikes I'm getting old!
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Originally Posted by banjo_mole View Post
Yes. Rhode Gear handlebar bags have this mounting system. A fitting black-plastic piece clips into the back of that. I lost the bungee to mine, but I have it still, I was playing with it earlier today.
Banjo, if it is not too much trouble, could you post or pm a pic? Thanks in advance!

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Yup, I still have my Rhode Gear bag with that setup, too. I can take a pic if needed.

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I also have one of those mounts and no clue how to attach it.

Photos would be much appreciated, thanks! :-)
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My guess is that it's for a particular bag. Here's one that I have that's branded L'Avenir. Same sort of loop around the stem, but the "armature" has arms that extend forward. And downward tension provided by bungees with hooks that must engage axle, or fender eyelets or something else down there.







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Not dissmilar to the old Cannondale mount either.
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Here's a series of shots showing the installation of my Rhode Gear handlebar bag:

Clamp goes up and over the stem:


Elastic plugs into the ends of the camp and then secures around the stem:


The back of the bag has a triangular-shaped plastic piece that slides into the clamp:


I still have the plastic map case that snaps onto the top of the bag:


Side view:


Front view:


Apologies for crappy cell-phone pics!

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I'd imagine theu still pop up in the air when you hit a bump right? Mine does. Some of these have long strings that attach somewhere at rhe bottom of the fork. Thats what i need i think.
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Nlerner, thanks!! That did the trick. My issue was that I didn't realize that the metal cylinder into which the elastic band connects came off of the clamp.

Thanks for taking the time to post the pictures.
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Thanks much for the pics, Neal! That's sort of how I pictured the attachment piece would work.

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