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Found rack/seat bag alternative - Nashbar Rack Pack

Old 11-19-05, 04:49 PM
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- dunno if anyone out there was looking for a similar solution, but in my case i need to carry a tad bit more for the 30-mile+ rides and the ride's frame lacks rear rack eyelets...

- my seat bag(s) seem too small, while adding a rack seemed like too much (even using Delta stay clamps)...

- well, thanks to the folks at Nashbar, i found a $26 solution:

Nashbar Rack Pack

- i like this item because the oval hoop and seatpost is much lighter... there are two 'bags'; one on top and one on bottom... the bottom has water-resistant material and a foul-weather bag to cover the entire rack and packs is included!

EDIT: i ordered this item last week and just ordered a second one yesterday... the price last week and yesterday was $26.99, but it is now $39.99! **********!!!!! this is bizarre behavior!

- the only downside is that it's only for 27.2 seatposts (which, luckily, my two main rides use)...

hth, and see you on the road!
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Old 11-19-05, 05:05 PM
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I looked at this link, that IS quite a brilliant system. I like it, but not buying it at $50, or $40.
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Old 11-19-05, 06:07 PM
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That looks ok but I prefer a trunk bag to give even more room. I use this in the winter to allow for bringing along extra gear and also for a place to put clothing as i get too hot.



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Old 11-19-05, 07:58 PM
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Ranger, this looks like it would work for me,too. But what type of "rack" do you have to support it?
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Old 11-28-05, 06:21 AM
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- weird! now the pack is down to $29.99! (prices just get jacked for the weekend?)

- trying to track bike parts prices is like watching the pork bellies market!

(here's the info on real pork bellies, btw)
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The Carradice SQR system seems to be more secure but not at $26.
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I have a carbon seatpost so most rear racks won't work. I've found the Nashbar handlebar bag to be a good alternative. I use it for commutes or brevets.

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Originally Posted by mnutini
I have a carbon seatpost so most rear racks won't work. I've found the Nashbar handlebar bag to be a good alternative. I use it for commutes or brevets.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=
Is there a third strap that secures the bottom of the bag to the head tube or something similar to kep the bag from moving during stops and what not? Just curious and can't tell from the picture.
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I've fancied that system for my roadbike on long range days. Seems perfect for centuries in variable conditions. Moots makes one that is really slick (read: spendy as heck). I've been curious how they stack up.
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