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Old 02-22-12, 09:08 AM
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Any home made commuter frame bags?

I'll bet someone here has made one. It would need to carry a shirt, slacks, socks etc, and hang somewhere in the top tube triangle.

My situation: my (non-faired) commuter is a lighter road bike. No racks, fenders etc because I don't want to weigh it down but the fact remains that I still dislike riding with backpacks or messenger bags. Before I reinvent the wheel, what works for you? I think ideally it should easily clip on and off and carry like a back pack, sized so that it doesn't get in the way and doesn't flop around. The nashbar frame wedge seems almost right, but not quite there.

I thought maybe a roll under the top tube, or something flat in front of the seat tube stretched tight. Maybe with some kind of clamp inside to hold folded clothes vertical. Have you found or made something like this, that you can recommend?
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Check out the bike packing section on MTB review.
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I've done the "rolling-everything-and-strapping-it-under-the-top-tube" thing and it works pretty well if your bundle is not too big.
I've also strapped the bundle across the drops and rode the hoods and top of the bar.
There are also beam racks that attach to your seat post http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks...d1f3pgcki1n926
The Nashbar Frame bag is pretty good, but probably will only fit one of your bulkier items.
You may also try attaching a bag or bundle to your seat rails http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/basss.htm
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Check out the bike packing section on MTB review.
Good pointer, thanks. The guy using a UPS poly shipping bag is ingenious.
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I've done the "rolling-everything-and-strapping-it-under-the-top-tube" thing and it works pretty well if your bundle is not too big.
I've also strapped the bundle across the drops and rode the hoods and top of the bar.
There are also beam racks that attach to your seat post http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks...d1f3pgcki1n926
The Nashbar Frame bag is pretty good, but probably will only fit one of your bulkier items.
You may also try attaching a bag or bundle to your seat rails http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/basss.htm
That's somehow appealing. It sounds convenient if you rig your pack up right.
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Yeah, the triangle bags that are on the market are not really designed for quick removal. Also, you can't have anything too thick on the top tube, between your legs. There are pretty large, waterproof handlebar bags too, if you don't mind that, such as the Ortlieb bag, it's pretty roomy. But it'll affect your steering somewhat when loaded heavy. Finally, there are pretty large saddle bags too.

Have a look at Porcelain Rocket. A bit pricey, but they will make almost any custom bag for you. Their Big Dummy triangle bags are popular.
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