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Old 11-11-23, 07:51 PM
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Hanging bags from hood

Does hanging bags like this mess up your grips, my “hoods” on my bikes tend to get worn out, and I wonder if its because of transporting groceries like this or because I don’t use my drops much and climb in the hoods.

im probably gonna carry this and my cheeseburgers home on my wrists even though it cuts of some circulation because this is a new bike

how do YOU carry bags on a road bike?


Getting these to not hit your front spokes takes practice, I imagine it’s like rollers

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Old 11-11-23, 07:56 PM
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Perhaps a vintage Pletscher rack and a milk crate held on by bungies.

Edit: But seriously, how about a backpack?
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I second the idea of using a backpack or courier bag.

What you are doing is potentially very dangerous
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not likely, but why not just ziptie around the hoods between the drops?...
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Originally Posted by Chuck M
Perhaps a vintage Pletscher rack and a milk crate held on by bungies.

Edit: But seriously, how about a backpack?
backpacks make me sweat. I wear my work clothes or tie them to my bike. You can get way more on your bars than will fit in a backpack.

im gonna get a surly flatbed. It looks like a ripoff but well made, and I just got a huge promotion and am making some money so why not. Won’t put it on this road bike through so it won’t solve the issue.
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Bag of Chinese take out on one hood, 22lbs of catfood on top. The only way to fly.

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Old 11-11-23, 08:30 PM
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Here’s a wild idea - a rear rack and panniers.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Does hanging bags like this mess up your grips, my “hoods” on my bikes tend to get worn out, and I wonder if its because of transporting groceries like this or because I don’t use my drops much and climb in the hoods.
Hands are wearing out your hoods more than bags, unless you have bags on them almost every ride. Raise your bars, just leave one spacer above the stem, then see if you can ride in the drops most of the time, then you'll save your hoods.
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Old 11-11-23, 08:35 PM
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The worst is when you have something heavy in a bag, like a big jug of Tide, then it starts swinging and applying your brakes for you in a rhythmic fashion.
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Larry being Larry. I want to destroy my bike is this a really good idea or should I come up with a better way to destroy my bike?
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A flimsy bag with weight in it hanging from the handlebar/brake lever in close proximity to the front wheel and spokes. What could possibly go wrong and how could that possibly affect Larry's day? Just askin'.

I know a musician who could be careless with her handlebar bags. Had one probably engage the front tire and she lost her embouchure. (Ability to correctly shape her lips for clear, pure flute sound.) She never did get it back.
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Hanging bags from your handlebars makes you look like a DUI who lost their drivers license.
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I wouldn't ruin this beautiful bike with a rack. Don't listen to naysayers, keep doing what you doing, Larr.
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Sounds like a good reason to purchase a utility bike i.e. cargo or touring with racks.
Or, delivery services might be in your future.
Since ridding myself of two older cars, I rely more and more on just having things delivered often for free or built into the cost of the items.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
The worst is when you have something heavy in a bag, like a big jug of Tide, then it starts swinging and applying your brakes for you in a rhythmic fashion.
IKR. I avoid the Larry method whenever possible for that very reason (and others).

A good messenger bag will hold far more than what’s shown in that photo. I once toted 3 16x20 framed photos to a Biketoberfest party in my messenger bag along with my U-lock.

Unfortunately, history suggests it will take a bag in the OPs front spokes to “learn” him.

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I have done that myself plenty of times when caught without a pack. I don't see it as such a big deal. If I were planning to carry something home I might have taken a little backpack or something, but in a pinch... I wonder if the fact that the post came from Larry makes it especially likely to get criticism.

FWIW, the little Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Ultralight Day Pack is about an ounce and will haul quite a bit of stuff in a pinch and packs down small enough to clip onto a keychain or stuff in a little seat wedge.
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Originally Posted by staehpj1
I wonder if the fact that the post came from Larry makes it especially likely to get criticism.
I doubt it. The how to carry a golf club thread got more derision than this one will. I think Larry would possibly get more ideas were he to post this in the commuters sub-forum. There are folks there that likely carry more items more often than Larry's cheeseburgers.
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Originally Posted by staehpj1
I have done that myself plenty of times when caught without a pack. I don't see it as such a big deal. If I were planning to carry something home I might have taken a little backpack or something, but in a pinch... I wonder if the fact that the post came from Larry makes it especially likely to get criticism.

FWIW, the little Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Ultralight Day Pack is about an ounce and will haul quite a bit of stuff in a pinch and packs down small enough to clip onto a keychain or stuff in a little seat wedge.
I don’t think anyone is saying it’s bad in a pinch. As someone who eats and who, until this year, drove fewer than 3,000/year, I’ve done it plenty of times over decades. But there are (obviously) better ways, especially considering the OPs crash history.

And yes. Sea to Summit makes great products. I have one of their mattresses and their collapsible bowl and cup.
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I think we just solved the mystery of the contamination on Larry’s brake rotors — it’s from cheeseburgers banging against them.
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One of my old customers did this a couple times. The last time she did it, the bag got caught in the front wheel. She came into the shop after reconstructive facial surgery and some speech therapy.
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Looks ghetto to me. Might be time for a new helmet........along with a hybrid type utility bike,.... with a rack.
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adding pendulous mass to the steering assembly is dangerous and it will get you at the worst possible moment.

I wouldn't

But you do you

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couple wraps of duct tape around the hoods. I never trust plastic bags but I can attest that with cloth bags you can carry 4 six packs like that no problem you just have to be easy on the brakes to keep from breaks...
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1. Larry is a big guy who is hard on bikes.
2. Larry suggests to add weight precariously on the hoods.
3. Larry has setup the bike with several spacers above the stem such that the expander plug is likely not inserted sufficiently low enough in the steerer tube to support both stem bolts.

What could possibly go wrong with the above scenario?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
backpacks make me sweat.
You already solved that problem by not wearing a shirt, remember?
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