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Old 01-14-08, 02:25 PM
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Good bike wedge?

I just took my first long distance fun ride, about 26 miles RT, and carrying my messenger bag with me was a pain in my... back. I've been wanting to get a wedge pack for a while now and this definitely solidifies my plans to do so. In general, I need something waterproof (or at least resistant), doesn't need to be quick release, can clip a taillight safely and can hold tire levers, extra tube and patch kit. I searched on the forum but only found ones that are quick release. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-14-08, 02:56 PM
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Not much bling factor, but the Bell one at Walmart is quite serviceable.
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I don't know what mine is, something low cost. It has a large (1.5") strip of reflective tape on the back that doubles as a blinkie loop, holds a lot more than it looks like it will. I've stuffed in: Leatherman Wave, patch kit, tire levers, open-end adjustable wrench, truck keys, cellphone and had a little space left.

Look for one where the strap (that goes through the seat rails) goes all the way around and under the bag, that way you can pull it up tight and small if you don't have much in it.
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Old 01-14-08, 03:43 PM
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Jandd...

I have one of these and I think it's the best I've had. Check them out:

https://www.jandd.com/search_results....vel=2&subcat=4
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Originally Posted by natonium View Post
I have one of these and I think it's the best I've had. Check them out:

https://www.jandd.com/search_results....vel=2&subcat=4
I spent a half hour with my new bike at the bike shop fitting all the various wedges they had in stock (maybe fifteen or twenty) and ended up with one of the ones on the page above - I think the Mountain Wedge II. Overall, I just liked the look, fit, and shape of the Jandd stuff better than any of the Trek, Specialized, or other brands they had at the shop. That being said, there are tons out there and I don't think you can go wrong with virtually any of them.

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The Topeak medium aero wedge comes in both QR and strap attachments. It's big enough for a tube, levers, wallet, phone, keys, and maybe a spare gel or two. It's got a nice blinkie attachment point and it's reasonably water resistant.

The QR model WILL NOT FIT on a Brooks saddle. I had to bring it back, and I'm trying to find someplace that sells or will order the strap-attachment model. I love the bag, but the rear bend on a Brooks has the rails too far apart for that QR rig that Topeak uses.
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I ended up going with a Mountain Wedge II. Seems big enough to fit everything I need. How well does the strap for the taillight hold up. It's not too loose to drop the taillight, is it? Also, hows the warranty, anyone familiar?

Thanks for the advice!
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
The Topeak medium aero wedge comes in both QR and strap attachments. It's big enough for a tube, levers, wallet, phone, keys, and maybe a spare gel or two. It's got a nice blinkie attachment point and it's reasonably water resistant.

The QR model WILL NOT FIT on a Brooks saddle. I had to bring it back, and I'm trying to find someplace that sells or will order the strap-attachment model. I love the bag, but the rear bend on a Brooks has the rails too far apart for that QR rig that Topeak uses.
Avenir makes a bag that is almost identical to the Topeak...but with rail straps. Fits my Brooks just fine.
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