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Old 09-11-16, 03:13 PM
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I have a Bike Mate bag that I bought from Aldi's for $10 and it includes a multi tool, tire levers, and a patch kit. Bought three of them and I'm really happy with them. I can fit a tube, multi-tool, CO2 pump, flashlight, tire levers.

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Well, by way of experiment, I went ahead and got three bags from JandD. All look worthwhile, two of them were on sale cheap on the "sale" link.
The yellow one is the "Hurricane Mini Mountain Wedge". I've got two 700x23/25 tubes in the boxes in it, they're kind of tight, but there's room down below them (at the inner end, there's room, I mean). Probably work better with one tube plus tools and have extra room for a wallet or whatever. Or two tubes out of the boxes, or in smaller boxes.
The gray one is the "Mountain Wedge 1", same two tubes fit easily in, room for more.
The black one is the "Tire Bag II", made for carrying two tubular tires. I honestly didn't know anybody carried spare tubular tires, not having used them or been around them myself. The two tubes fit in there with room to spare, end to end. A folded 700x25 tire would probably fit in, but I'm not sure it would leave room for a tube.
Tube boxes vary, but for reference, these were 4"x3"x1-1/8" boxes.
I just discovered my MiniMorph pump will fit in the tire bag beside the two tubes (not to be confused with the Road Morph G, which is longer!). It's a tight fit, and poking against the fabric at both ends, but it fits. Hmmmm.
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Old 09-12-16, 10:03 PM
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Love my Jandd's. I use the Mini Tool Kit and standard size Tool Kit bags on my 2 bikes and just bought a Mini Mountain Wedge for my GFs bike. I've had my Mini Tool Kit for about 10 years and is still holding up great, perfect size for a tube, 2 CO2s and inflater, patch kit, mini tool and keys. I use the standard size Tool Kit on my All-Road bike which has increased capacity for the larger 700x28 tubes I run on that bike. Has extra room for a spare gel or 2 for long rides, and I like that it has reflective tape for an added piece of visibility on rural roads.

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Well, by way of experiment, I went ahead and got three bags from JandD. All look worthwhile, two of them were on sale cheap on the "sale" link.
The yellow one is the "Hurricane Mini Mountain Wedge". I've got two 700x23/25 tubes in the boxes in it, they're kind of tight, but there's room down below them (at the inner end, there's room, I mean). Probably work better with one tube plus tools and have extra room for a wallet or whatever. Or two tubes out of the boxes, or in smaller boxes.
The gray one is the "Mountain Wedge 1", same two tubes fit easily in, room for more.
The black one is the "Tire Bag II", made for carrying two tubular tires. I honestly didn't know anybody carried spare tubular tires, not having used them or been around them myself. The two tubes fit in there with room to spare, end to end. A folded 700x25 tire would probably fit in, but I'm not sure it would leave room for a tube.
Tube boxes vary, but for reference, these were 4"x3"x1-1/8" boxes.
I just discovered my MiniMorph pump will fit in the tire bag beside the two tubes (not to be confused with the Road Morph G, which is longer!). It's a tight fit, and poking against the fabric at both ends, but it fits. Hmmmm.
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Old 09-13-16, 02:34 AM
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Why would you pack tubes in boxes?
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Old 09-13-16, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Laurido92 View Post
I have a Bike Mate bag that I bought from Aldi's for $10 and it includes a multi tool, tire levers, and a patch kit. Bought three of them and I'm really happy with them. I can fit a tube, multi-tool, CO2 pump, flashlight, tire levers.

Aldi like the grocery store??? Thats kind of neat!
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Old 01-24-17, 10:48 AM
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Going to resurrect this thread instead of starting a new one since I am looking for a new bag - any updates to any of these posts?
I like that Lezyne flat bag but absolutely hate that is has Lezyne emblazoned across the giant velcro strap.

I currently have an Arundel Uno and it looks fly on my bike, but, man, it's just too small. I can cram 1 tube, 1 co2 w/ inflator and that's all. It's too short to even fit a lever in. I wanted minimal but damn it's barely functional.
I want something low profile like the Uno, but that can fit a tube, a lever, 1 or 2 16g CO2 w/inflator, and maybe a multitool.
I have a Dual as well - but it's on my commuter bike and while I like it, I'd rather have something that doesn't hang down as much.

also would be interested in thoughts on small but good inflators. I currently have the Crank Bros inflator and I love that it has the finger grips on the side so you don't freeze your fingers off, but it makes it a bit bulky,..
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Use a bar bag and ride on.

$3 from Goodwill.

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Old 01-24-17, 11:04 AM
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I use an EH Works tool roll. EH Works
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Old 01-24-17, 11:30 AM
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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

I have the older model on two of my bikes, I love the minimal look and carry package. 2 tubes, cash and stick on patches. C02 and lever is in my pockets.

When I do more remote Mt rides, I swap it out to one double the size where i can fit my leatherman, 3rd tube, quick link and shifter cable. I'll bring both hand pump and 1 C02 to top off flats.
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Old 01-24-17, 12:32 PM
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It's a little more sleek than the on on the Divide bike.

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Anyone else using a ziplock bag and a toeclip strap?
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On the other end of the value spectrum, I like the Berthoud saddle/bag combination
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I made my own. I sewed a little pouch and bought a velcro strap off Amazon. Small, compact, up against my seat. Fits a tube, tire lever, and a co2 cartridge.
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Topeak Aero Wedge, small.

It fits a tube, two CO2 cartridges, a multi tool, a CO2 head, tire lever and various other small items (including a car key) just fine.
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Really depends on how much crap you want. Personally, I put tube/patch kit/C02/tire levers in a ziplock bag and throw them in my middle jersey pocket.

Naked seatpost FTW.
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I like Ortlieb , waterproof ..

even nicer is using their custom made reflective fabric..




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Anyone else using a ziplock bag and a toeclip strap?
DIY DGAF. I love it.

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I like Ortlieb

even nicer is their custom made reflective fabric..
Was looking into these as well. That one looks too large in particular though.
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I like this, is there any smaller seatpost version that wrap around the seatpost?
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There seems to be two camps when it comes to seatbags: the minimalists who want the smallest and lightest bag needed to carry just a few tools, and the survivalists who want a bag large enough to carry everything they might need on a ride. When I used to participate in a lot of fast group rides, I took an approach closer to the minimalists. However, now that most of my riding is commuting, touring and riding on greenways, I use much larger bags such as the Carradice Barley or Zip Roll or racktop bags. Having moved to the larger bag camp, I can tell you that it is extremely convenient being able to carry a large cable lock for a trip downtown, a rain jacket when the forecast is iffy, a second pair of gloves for days with big temperature swings, extra snacks, a couple of spare tubes, etc.
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