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Old 09-17-11, 12:57 PM
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Seat Bags

I see there are lots of different seat bags made by mfg's. I am also into lightweight backpacking and cuben fiber is making inroads there.
It seems to me many in the bicycle community are into light weight bikes but seat bags seem heavy to me. Has anyone seen a mfg. with cuben seat bags? (should be around 1-1.5oz) If not I can always have one custom made.
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Old 09-17-11, 02:54 PM
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Put it all in your jersey pockets and save that 1-1.5oz
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Old 09-17-11, 10:01 PM
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Now, keep in mind jez, money is not the only thing people carry, and I don't actually know anyone who carries theirs in a seat bag.

I've never heard of a carbon fiber seat bag. I don't even know if the stuff is suitable for something that is normally fairly flexible. I mean, carbon works well with resin, but I'm not sure it could be used alone. Anyway, what would be the advantage? Nylon is quite strong per unit weight.
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Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
I've never heard of a carbon fiber seat bag. I don't even know if the stuff is suitable for something that is normally fairly flexible. I mean, carbon works well with resin, but I'm not sure it could be used alone.
Cuben fiber is actually a nylon style fabric used in sails, tents and kites. It is a laminated fabric, fairly light weight but I personally wouldn't care too much for any of the weight savings it would give.

Actually what I looked at this thread for was to see if anyone recommends a top tube pouch that is waterproof and has a clear window on top for your phone.
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Old 09-18-11, 01:05 AM
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Sorry, Dave. I hadn't heard of the formulation, and assumed it were more or less phonetic spelling. I may remember to look into the stuff. I haven't seen such a top pouch. Have you checked for Bento boxes for cycling? I don't recall any with a transparant top, but otherwise, they seem to match what you're looking for. If not, they still look like they could solve other problems.
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If you're worried about that little weight, then you should be leaving your phone at home, too.
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Doorknob, Years ago uber light nylon seat bags were popular, but they had a drawback in that the material was fairly easy to poke a hole through by the tools carried within.

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Doorknob, Years ago uber light nylon seat bags were popular, but they had a drawback in that the material was fairly easy to poke a hole through by the tools carried within.

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Can vouch for this fact aswell. The small wedges carried under a saddle that contain Spare tube- levers- multitool and repair kit are just small enough for that use. Mine stay on the bikes and are made of a heavy canvas- but if they weigh more than 4ozs I would be surprised. One I bought 8 years ago and the other 6. No signs of abrasion wheras lighter grade Canvass ones have gone to the Waste bin in the Sky- or at least the one at the Car Park where we used to start and finish our rides.
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Originally Posted by Nermal View Post
Now, keep in mind jez, money is not the only thing people carry, and I don't actually know anyone who carries theirs in a seat bag.

I've never heard of a carbon fiber seat bag. I don't even know if the stuff is suitable for something that is normally fairly flexible. I mean, carbon works well with resin, but I'm not sure it could be used alone. Anyway, what would be the advantage? Nylon is quite strong per unit weight.
Money?
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