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Old 06-14-13, 08:16 PM
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Saddle bag organization

Help my OCD! I'm looking for ideas to keep the tools and things in my seat bag organized and neater than just dropping it all in there and hoping it won't fall out when I open the zipper.
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Old 06-14-13, 08:21 PM
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tools should be placed in a tool roll
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Old 06-14-13, 08:21 PM
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What bag is it?

I went to larger bags.

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Old 06-14-13, 08:33 PM
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Mine is a Topeak medium. I have a tube, levers, multi-tool, patch kit, CO2 head and two cartridges. I want to add some real simple first aid type items, but trying to figure out how to keep things straight in there. Ziplock sandwich bags were my first idea, but they get torn up from bouncing around.
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Old 06-14-13, 08:49 PM
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If you have to work or your bike - you're gonna get your hands dirty. So clearly you need a rag to wipe them off with afterwards. Start with one large enough to wrap all the tools you plan on bringing, add some velcro straps to hold things together once you've rolled it all up - and you're good to go.

Also pretty easy to replace when things get a little too dirty.
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Old 06-15-13, 04:12 AM
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Crown Royal bag. I have dozens.
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Old 06-15-13, 06:41 AM
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You can get heavy duty plastic bags in various sizes on ebay. Maybe Radio Shack as well.
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Old 06-15-13, 10:13 AM
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I use a small mesh sack such as the one in the link. I also have some sil/nylon sacks of the same size I sometimes use. https://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___48220
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I've developed a system that works for me. The key is to make the seat pack easily removed and replaced, so that you don't end up searching for things while bending over the seat (only some contents shown here).



The front of the bag is velcroed to the seatpost, and a velcro cinch like this attaches it to the rails, so that it is nice and tight.



When you can easily open the bag and see in, it doesn't matter that things are just thrown in. But I do use a very small ziplock for tire-fix-related stuff.

I would prefer a very small version of what Wilfred showed, but haven't found an ideal one yet (this is close).

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Great suggestions, thank you. I don't drink, but I did order a couple of small ditty bags from Campmor. I think those will help for now.
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Old 06-15-13, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ChuckHubbert
Ziplock sandwich bags were my first idea, but they get torn up from bouncing around.
That is what I use. Sure, they get torn up after a few months, but they are dirt cheap to replace. They have the advantage that you can see what is in them and reach in and get it w/o dumping out the contents.
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Old 06-16-13, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo
That is what I use. Sure, they get torn up after a few months, but they are dirt cheap to replace. They have the advantage that you can see what is in them and reach in and get it w/o dumping out the contents.
Freezer zip lock bags are tougher
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Old 06-16-13, 09:37 AM
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It's not a very smart idea to leave bike tools inside a saddlebag when locking the bike outside. I carry my tools, spare tubes and pump inside my backpack.
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Old 06-16-13, 10:51 AM
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I Got a Zippered pouch from Jandd. It's in the Pannier .
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