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Old 05-30-14, 08:58 PM
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Wanting to mount a rondoneur bag on the bike

Getting ready for a enjoyable season of riding and I would like the convenience of a rondoneur or handle bar bag on the bike, but I have the older version of tiagra shifters there on the drop bar with the shift cable sticking straight out in the way of a bag. Does anyone know of a solution to this without replacing the brake/shifters? I was thinking of those tight turn tubes used on linear pull brakes that could route the cable away and down. Is there something out there in the world that does this for shift cables? I would do a seach, but I can't think of a name for them.

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Old 05-31-14, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by geckobob View Post
Getting ready for a enjoyable season of riding and I would like the convenience of a rondoneur or handle bar bag on the bike, but I have the older version of tiagra shifters there on the drop bar with the shift cable sticking straight out in the way of a bag. Does anyone know of a solution to this without replacing the brake/shifters? I was thinking of those tight turn tubes used on linear pull brakes that could route the cable away and down. Is there something out there in the world that does this for shift cables? I would do a seach, but I can't think of a name for them.

Thanks in advance, G
Those tubes are called noodles, I have a pair or noodles but haven't put them on yet.

I have the same problem with my touring bike, and have just moved the cables around the top of the bag when opening, basically I just lived with it. Last week I ordered a pair of Shimano 105 STI 5703 levers.

If you are using a Ortlieb front bag, they have an extender to mount the bag further away from the handlebars.
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Old 05-31-14, 09:49 AM
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Not 'Made For', but we Mechanics never let that stand in Our Way..

NB: the Noodles made for using V brake compatible Road lever will have a barrel cable adjuster in it.

to make fine tuning the Indexing stuff convenient.


Both Ortlieb and Klick-Fix offer handlebar bag extension pieces ,
Particularly useful if you also have top mount brake levers in the cable-housing run.

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Old 06-01-14, 04:41 PM
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You might also ask in the Long Distance forum and/or the Touring forum, since those are the folks that give the most thought to handlebar bags.

And BTW it is spelled "randonneur," not "rondoneur," in case you're having trouble finding information.

As others have mentioned, some of the smaller handlebar bags such as Ortlieb that use the Klick-fix attachment will fit. Most of the Klick-fix bags should also stay out of the way of your hands on the tops of the bars. Actually, the Ortlieb ones are probably worth looking into because their shape would keep them more out of the way or your cables than a more square one.

You can also look at this handlebar bag: (in interests of full disclosure, Dill Pickle Gear is my company and as such I have a commercial interest)Handlebar Bag
It is lightweight and needs no additional hardware, and is supported by cords that go around the brake levers, under the rubber hoods. On bikes with the old-style Shimano cables that come out of the sides, the easiest way to attach it is to attach the cord with a "Velcro One-wrap" velcro strap (they are cheap and you can find them everywhere). The bottom profile of the bag curves away from the front and the sides taper toward the back (to keep the bar tops free for your hands) so that on almost any bike there's a place for the cables to coexist with the bag. I designed it specifically with randonneuring in mind.

Lastly, depending on the geometry of your bike, you might think carefully about how much weight to put up front. There are a lot of variables, but many standard road bikes don't react well to more than a few pounds up front, depending on where the weight is positioned. If you can ask around for other experiences with putting handlebar bags on the same model of bike that might not be a bad idea. You probably don't have room around your cables for the largest handlebar bags anyway, but something like this one Arkel Waterproof Handlebar Bag - Large would probably be a bad choice because it weighs three pounds even before you fill it, and puts the weight fairly high and out in front of the bars, so it would be much more likely to adversely affect the handling than something like this: View the ULTIMATE 6 M CLASSIC at http://www.ortliebusa.com which is smaller, lighter, and doesn't stick so far out to the front.
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Old 06-02-14, 09:33 AM
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First, I've seen all kinds of bags on randonneurs' bikes.

Second, if your bars are wide enough, you may be able to push the cables aside and slide a Ortlieb down between them.

Third, if you're looking forward to reading the map on top of the Ortlieb, get about 3' of 1/8" shock cord. String it through the Ortlieb mount, over and around the bag and map case, and tie it off. Otherwise, the case will flap like mad when your forward air speed exceeds about 25 mph.
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The hip Francofile Brevet rider, going for classic gear, use a little rack under the bag and a special way to fit them to the stem..

Velo Orange has some of that sort of stuff. as well as Berthoud, actually French.
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