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Old 11-01-09, 08:18 PM
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Will this fit a B-17?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Or...ag/5360007523/

It says on the website that the rails on the B-17 may be too far apart to mount this. I was wondering if anyone knew for sure because I would love to have this to carry a spare tube and my cell on short rides.
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Old 11-01-09, 08:25 PM
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Dunno if it'll fit but you could get away with a much smaller seatbag if you're only carrying a tube and a cell phone.
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Old 11-01-09, 10:10 PM
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If you've got a B-17, why not get a bag that attaches to to strap mounts on the back of the saddle? Something like this:

http://directbicycleparts.com/page.c...content=BG2504

Cheap, and holds a lot...
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Old 11-02-09, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by lambo_vt View Post
Dunno if it'll fit but you could get away with a much smaller seatbag if you're only carrying a tube and a cell phone.
I was hoping to start doing some light touring and I figured this could be an alternative to having a handlebar bag, something my 19 year old mind equates to the fanny pack my father wears when he runs.

I do like the one that straps to the tabs at the back though Janddd are supposed to be pretty good right?
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That's just over a 7L capacity. If you want something that size and similar price which is guaranteed to fit on a B-17 (and look a lot better, IMO) then go with a Carradice Barley.

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If you're looking to do some light touring w/o a handlebar bag, look at the Carradice Pendle or Nelson saddlebags and a Bagman support. I can carry everything I need for a foul weather 400k in my Pendle.
If you want a handlebar bag that doesn't evoke the dorkiness of the fanny-pack, check out Berthoud, Velo-Orange or Acorn's cyclotourist/randonneur bags.
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If all you need to carry is a repair kit and cellphone, get the medium sized Aerowedge from Topeak. The buckle version fits on a B-17 (the QR version does not), and in the large sized wedge I can fit: 2 tubes, tire spoons, multitool, phone, wallet, keys, a couple gels and Clif Bars.
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Old 11-02-09, 03:35 PM
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Ortlieb sells some straps to be used as an alternative mounting. Personally I'm not a fan of Ortliebs, just because I'm not a fan of the styling, but if you want waterproof, give'r a shot. the quick release may fit, if not get the straps. http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-130.htm
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Originally Posted by jviking View Post
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Or...ag/5360007523/

It says on the website that the rails on the B-17 may be too far apart to mount this. I was wondering if anyone knew for sure because I would love to have this to carry a spare tube and my cell on short rides.
The only B-17 I know of, is the World War II bomber. Along with the B-24, B-36, B-47, B-52, B-1, B-1B and, the B-2.
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Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
The only B-17 I know of, is the World War II bomber.
The B-17 in question is a bicycle saddle by Brooks of England.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
The B-17 in question is a bicycle saddle by Brooks of England.
:'( for justifying that with a response.
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It may not be as large as you think.
I had to use zip ties.
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Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
It may not be as large as you think.
I had to use zip ties.
Thats what she said.
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Originally Posted by jviking View Post
Thats what she said.
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
That's just over a 7L capacity. If you want something that size and similar price which is guaranteed to fit on a B-17 (and look a lot better, IMO) then go with a Carradice Barley.

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If you're looking to do some light touring w/o a handlebar bag, look at the Carradice Pendle or Nelson saddlebags and a Bagman support. I can carry everything I need for a foul weather 400k in my Pendle.
If you want a handlebar bag that doesn't evoke the dorkiness of the fanny-pack, check out Berthoud, Velo-Orange or Acorn's cyclotourist/randonneur bags.
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If all you need to carry is a repair kit and cellphone, get the medium sized Aerowedge from Topeak. The buckle version fits on a B-17 (the QR version does not), and in the large sized wedge I can fit: 2 tubes, tire spoons, multitool, phone, wallet, keys, a couple gels and Clif Bars.

+1 for a carradice Barley bag - very nice! I've got one on my B-17 brooks and it is GREAT! (not my bike in picture)

get it at Wiggle and save a ton of money - mine was like $39 plus $20 shipping
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Ca...ag/5360042583/
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Originally Posted by jviking View Post
Thats what she said.
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Thank God for zip-ties.
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Originally Posted by Chris516 View Post
The only B-17 I know of, is the World War II bomber. Along with the B-24, B-36, B-47, B-52, B-1, B-1B and, the B-2.
Yeah, I don't think it will fit.
+1 on the Carradice Barley.
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+1 on the carradice bags. I have the carradice pendle with my Brooks B-17 saddle. I also use the "bagman" support. Good stuff... just as good quality as any of the Ortlieb equipment (+1 for Ortlieb panniers)
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