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Old 04-16-21, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
I only use the saddle rails for a bag. As seen from above, my load is a bit on the heavy side and I've never had good luck with saddle straps - could not get them tight enough not to move around and stay that way. I prefer the click on type attachment for the convenience and security factors, push button release, slide on clip and click to secure and off you go. As with all things saddle, to each their own. For me, its Fizik Arione (4) and KLICKfix bags(1).

For me straps work ONLY IF there are buckles of some type, velcro alone does not cut it. I have an old Cannondale tubular tire bag that has two zipper compartments; one on each side. It easily holds 2 tubes, a fold up 32mm clincher, patch kits, levers, chainlinks and a selction of allen keys. I use an old leather toe clip strap to attach it to the rails with no movement or shift. It has a velcro cinch strap and buckle for the seatpost. I have seen a newly made bag that is a near duplicate.
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Old 04-18-21, 12:25 AM
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That is what I'm talking about!

I have the Topeak with straps and the buckles. Works great cinching up the straps snug. Holds bag in place well, up against the bosses under the seat where the rails end, no sway, no play, OK!

Not trying to talk anybody into switching over, just an FYI that not all bags sway.

One thing I would worry about with the plastic clip in type, would be the clips snapping and losing the bag. Unless it is strapped to the seat post as well, I don't know as I don't have one. But with the straps, worst case scenario, bags gets loose and dangles a bit. I learned about not trusting plastic connections using Go Pro recorders. Connector broke causing a 30 yard trip down a paved mountain road at 30 MPH. Now use alum mounts and tethers. I worry about plastic and weather damage and wear.

Topeak has durable thick straps and efficient buckles. Bag is fit under the seat snug.



The bag stays cinched up with the straps and stays up against the seat rail bosses, no sway!

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Troul if you don’t use them already, have you considered moving to compact, ultralight tubes like Tubolito, Aerothan, or Revoloop? They might allow you to pack two tubes in your existing bag.
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Troul if you don’t use them already, have you considered moving to compact, ultralight tubes like Tubolito, Aerothan, or Revoloop? They might allow you to pack two tubes in your existing bag.
I did ponder that thought, however, I have a decent inventory of normal tubes that I am having a hard time justifying the inflated cost to a compact.
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
That is what I'm talking about!I have the Topeak with straps and the buckles. Works great cinching up the straps snug. Holds bag in place well, up against the bosses under the seat where the rails end, no sway, no play, OK!
Not trying to talk anybody into switching over, just an FYI that not all bags sway. One thing I would worry about with the plastic clip in type, would be the clips snapping and losing the bag. Unless it is strapped to the seat post as well, I don't know as I don't have one. But with the straps, worst case scenario, bags gets loose and dangles a bit. I learned about not trusting plastic connections using Go Pro recorders. Connector broke causing a 30 yard trip down a paved mountain road at 30 MPH. Now use alum mounts and tethers. I worry about plastic and weather damage and wear.
Topeak has durable thick straps and efficient buckles. Bag is fit under the seat snug. The bag stays cinched up with the straps and stays up against the seat rail bosses, no sway!
The QD bag has a second hold down that goes around the SP. I really don't want to pack the bad tight. That is when something stabs the tube & makes it a double whammy.
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Old 04-19-21, 10:50 AM
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The QD bag has a second hold down that goes around the SP. I really don't want to pack the bad tight. That is when something stabs the tube & makes it a double whammy.

I guess I am more careful about packing. Never had a problem. I double wrap my tubes in baggies. Small tools, allen keys are in a thin plastic envelope that came with a watch tool I use, keys are wrapped in a soft sun glass bag. Hardy doubt a dollar bill, cliff bar or a baggy of gatorade is going to puncture a tube. I punctured a tube like that back in 1996 and figured I'd find a way to avoid doing that again.
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