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Old 09-07-16, 01:02 PM
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I bought a small Bell brand saddle bag from Walmart on clearance. It fits two tubes, 2 levers, 2 CO2s, inflater, and a multitool. Barely. I don't have a picture of just it (why would I?).

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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I use a couple of Scicon clamshell bags (Elan and 430 Carbon) with the very handy Roller mount, and those are pretty sweet, but my absolute favorite is my Cyckit Aeroclam:

That is really cool. I also use this one on my MTB because more room for bigger tube and MTB people are more laid back and have a sense of humor about cycling:
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Specialized Micro Wedgie - works great!
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I just ordered a couple of J and D bags on closeout and one that wasn't, hoping one of them fits what I need.
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Topeak XS wedgepack II. Clip-in - I use the same bag for multiple bikes. Fits 32mm tube, CO2 inflator, CO2 cartridge, multi-tool, tire-irons, patch kit and spare chain parts, cash.

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Best bag hands down was the Pedro's Blowout Bag. No longer made. I should have bought ten.

Right now I'm using an X-LAB Mezzo. I don't understand some of the Rube Goldberg setups and bags that look like they come from Brooks Brothers. This thing is as simple as it gets.

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Best is what's best for my needs. I have 3 ancient seat bags and 3 new ones. The new ones are all walmart bell seat bags. I carry the same thing in each one. New spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, three allen wrenches, and an old 35 mm container of quarters. Best part it cost like 10 dollars.
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Old 09-07-16, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
That is really cool. I also use this one on my MTB because more room for bigger tube and MTB people are more laid back and have a sense of humor about cycling:

Mmmmm mcbag attack.
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Old 09-07-16, 10:01 PM
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Smallest I could find.

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Smallest I could find.

Are those nitrile gloves? Genius!
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Old 09-08-16, 07:18 AM
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Are those nitrile gloves? Genius!
Yes. 100 pack for $6 at harbor freight.
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That hamburger bag has been in my Amazon wishlist for 3 years now. Still can't bring myself to buy it. One day!
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What about one of those strap jobs where you use an old coffee bag?

Does anyone use one of these?

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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
If you're interested in as minimal as possible, I like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



It fits what I need: 1 tube, small multi-tool, 2 CO2 cartriges and valve (I use a minimal one), tire levers, emergency butt cream, and nothing else. The way it attaches to the saddle means it doesn't swing like a pair of pendulous bollocks, unlike some bags I've seen.

EDIT: Just to be sure, the one I'm recommending is the "Small" on Amazon's page.
Used to love this, and have them on older bikes. Then we got the new ones, and they are so much nicer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Here's my peeve- the little tube boxes don't fit the bags. Yeah, you can take 'em out, but I use the box to keep the tube from getting beat up while it's waiting 6 months for a flat to happen.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Best bag hands down was the Pedro's Blowout Bag. No longer made. I should have bought ten.

Right now I'm using an X-LAB Mezzo. I don't understand some of the Rube Goldberg setups and bags that look like they come from Brooks Brothers. This thing is as simple as it gets.

Pedros Micro Blowout Saddle Bag, Black
Pedros Blowout Seat Bag - $17.99 - Bike Parts 360



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What about one of those strap jobs where you use an old coffee bag?

Does anyone use one of these?

Thats a great idea!
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Thanks but out of stock.

They have a lifetime warranty. I contacted Pedro's to get a replacement and was told that they haven't been made in years.

There are a few NOS bags out there but all are yellow.

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Here's my peeve- the little tube boxes don't fit the bags. Yeah, you can take 'em out, but I use the box to keep the tube from getting beat up while it's waiting 6 months for a flat to happen.
Wrap it in a few dollar bills and put it in a ziplock bag.

The dollar bills can be used as tire boots or to buy an emergency Powerade.


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Out of stock.
I didnt even notice that.. hmm, i dont know!
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Used to love this, and have them on older bikes. Then we got the new ones, and they are so much nicer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This. Have and love it. One tube, two CO2, multi tool, two levers.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I use a couple of Scicon clamshell bags (Elan and 430 Carbon) with the very handy Roller mount, and those are pretty sweet, but my absolute favorite is my Cyckit Aeroclam:

That thing looks cool but I'm worried that being a hard plastic case that things would rattle inside it, and I loathe any noises on a bike. I'd probably spray some rubber undercoating inside of it before use.
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That thing looks cool but I'm worried that being a hard plastic case that things would rattle inside it, and I loathe any noises on a bike. I'd probably spray some rubber undercoating inside of it before use.
Yes, that's an issue, but the fact that it is quite small helps mitigate the problem, because one has to pack smartly and snugly to fit a common road repair kit.

Also, Cyckit designed the unit around packing common tools, so in addition to designing into the bottom half a rectangular depression to hold a typical fold out multi-tool (specifically a Genuine Innovations unit), they also include a pair of their proprietary tire levers to fit snugly below it.

If you check out the Cyckit site, or YouTube, you'll find clear videos in how to pack the Aeroclam to avoid rattles.

I use the uniquely designed Ritchey CPR 9 multitool, which doesn't fit in the Cyckit scheme, so I sleeve it in a cut piece of innertube to insure against rattling. I don't use CO2 which was part of the Aeroclam design parameters, so I have a bit more space than some might; with CO2, it would be a tight squeeze and I probably wouldn't need sleeve.

I'd definitely suggest seeing how your kit fits before deciding to rubber coat it, because it's well designed and works silently, but also because it's a shallow space, and a standard 700x23 tube barely fits, so even an extra mil or two could compromise closing.
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If you check out the Cyckit site, or YouTube, you'll find clear videos in how to pack the Aeroclam to avoid rattles.

...

I'd definitely suggest seeing how your kit fits before deciding to rubber coat it, because it's well designed and works silently, but also because it's a shallow space, and a standard 700x23 tube barely fits, so even an extra mil or two could compromise closing.
Well the beauty of this is that I'm also in the market for a new multitool, so....
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I have the ever-popular Topeak medium Aero Wedge (with straps!). I see a lot of these while out riding. They last forever. The medium holds a lot.
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Wrap it in a few dollar bills and put it in a ziplock bag.

The dollar bills can be used as tire boots or to buy an emergency Powerade.


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Or cut and use some Tyvek mailing envelope (Fedex, USPS priority, etc.) instead of dollars. It's super durable and also makes a great boot.
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