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What Seatbag Do You Use? What's In It?

Old 06-05-17, 03:49 PM
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What Seatbag Do You Use? What's In It?

I use a large expandable seatbag from avenir (the "big mouth").

It's not stylish at all but gets the job done. The items I pack include:

-keys
-cell phone
-wallet
-tire levers
-spare tube
-patch kit
-multi-tool

I mount a rear taillight.

I weighed everything and it comes in a bit under 2 lbs. There's not much spare room so not sure if I could size down to a medium. I get the feeling I'm 'overpacking' but everything I've listed seems to be an essential.

What bag do you use? I'm wondering if I can rethink what's absolutely essential for a 2-3 hour ride.
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Old 06-05-17, 03:55 PM
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what goes in your jersey?
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This is what I use:



It goes inside my middle jersey pocket. It carries:
- Patch kit
- Dollar bill
- Quick link
- Chain breaker
- Levers
- Multi tool
- Latex gloves
- 2 CO2 cannisters
- CO2 inflator

I also carry a mini pump in my other jersey pocket and a small saddle bag with two tubes in it.
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Old 06-05-17, 05:17 PM
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Headland medium. I like the ease of use (clamshell type design) and the rubber strap it uses to attached to the seat post. I carry one tube, 2-3 CO2s, 2 tire levers, multi-tool, CO2 inflator, cash, 5-6 keys + key-fob.

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Lezyne Micro Caddy-- tube, inflator (tiny), 2x CO2, multitool, patch kit

Everything else goes in the jersey. The saddle bag is for the repair kit only and always stays on the bike. It gets opened every couple of months, but mostly stays closed.
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Old 06-05-17, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gsa103 View Post
Lezyne Micro Caddy-- tube, inflator (tiny), 2x CO2, multitool, patch kit

Everything else goes in the jersey. The saddle bag is for the repair kit only and always stays on the bike. It gets opened every couple of months, but mostly stays closed.
yep, got the same one, but i only put tools, tire lever, (car) key, patch, missing link, etc in it. I put the spare tube in my back pocket.

i think its small and streamline enough to get out of the way, looks not-too-bad.
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Old 06-05-17, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
Headland medium. I like the ease of use (clamshell type design) and the rubber strap it uses to attached to the seat post. I carry one tube, 2-3 CO2s, 2 tire levers, multi-tool, CO2 inflator, cash, 5-6 keys + key-fob.
Curious.. what do you do with 2-3 CO2s but only 1 tube?
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Same here-my old Jandd mini tool kit bit the dust, so just switched to the Lezyne Microcaddy Sm. On the "fast" bike: 1 Tube,patch kit, 2 levers, 1Co2/Microflate Nano inflator, Lezyne v5 tool (in bottom pocket), and I can j-u-s-t squeeze my house keys in there. Tiny blackburn mini pump goes in jersey pocket.

My other bike I use a standard size Jandd Tool Kit bag with a bit more payload for longer laid, back rides and larger tire size: 1 tube (700x25-28), patch kit, Specialized Air chuck, 2 tire levers, Co2 cartridge, Mini tool. Older very reliable Topeak pocket rocket model mini pump mounted on seat tube cage. This bag still has room for a gel or two and and maybe stowing a pair of arm warmers or packable wind vest.

Both bags have some reflective trim too, which I like.

Originally Posted by stockae92 View Post
yep, got the same one, but i only put tools, tire lever, (car) key, patch, missing link, etc in it. I put the spare tube in my back pocket.

i think its small and streamline enough to get out of the way, looks not-too-bad.
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Old 06-05-17, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Curious.. what do you do with 2-3 CO2s but only 1 tube?
I can understand it. I usually carry 2, but had only one the time I screwed up getting it seated and managed to only slightly inflate the tire. Had to ride 15 miles with about 35 psi in the tire.

Now I try to always have two cartridges. Along with 1 tube, tire levers, a multi-tool and a cell phone.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Curious.. what do you do with 2-3 CO2s but only 1 tube?
Just checked- I have 2, not 3...I use to carry 3 just cuz I had the room and rarely very got flats. I have only had two flats in years. I have a patch kit too. I carry an extra CO2 in case one messes up. I have recently been thinking that carrying two lightweight/compact tubes may be a better idea. Still learning...

EDIT- I have had a CO2 mess up on the mtn bike, leaving me with only 15-16 PSI on one remote ride where the sidewall gashed and I had to use a tube (my one flat on the MTB). That was a bit scary so I carry extra CO2.
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Bontrager XS
tube
(2) CO2 + head
Multi tool
(2) Park levers
quicklink
patch kit
Park Boot

Jersey:
Left: banana
Center: phone, cash
Right: gels

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On rides where I'll only need one bottle, I pop this in the other bottle holder. On days where I want two water bottles, I take the roll out and put it in a jersey pocket.



I never carry more than one key - if I'm riding from home, the garage has a keypad, so I don't carry any keys; if I'm riding from the car, I just carry the key fob and leave the bigger set of keys in the glove box.
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If you put a bag on your bike, it is no longer a road bike.
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Is that going by the definition you made up yourself and only you agreed to?
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If you put a bag on your bike, it is no longer a road bike.
Any comments?

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Just repeating. He obviously cross trains.

My setup...
Pump on cage
Bag on seat

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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
If you put a bag on your bike, it is no longer a road bike.
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Is that going by the definition you made up yourself and only you agreed to?
It's going by his extremely limited field of view, where rides are done in a matter of a few hours, on closed courses, with support vehicles following.

I rode with members of the Bianchi women's team and some of the Norco/H&R Block team during an LBS ride right before the Redlands Bicycle Classic. And you know what? Every last one of those bikes had a saddle bag on it. Because when you ride in the real world, you either bring spares, or you go prepared to walk.
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
My setup...
Pump on cage
Bag on seat
Maybe you should be posting here instead: Recreational & Family
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Is that going by the definition you made up yourself and only you agreed to?
There are USAC (for the 'mericans) definitions. They don't have saddle bags.
But you know that.
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This looks like a road bike to me. You'll notice it has a relatively large seat bag affixed to it. Poor devil went down recently. I think you might know him.

Edit: Ah, USAC. I guess it's like when the Pope speaks Ex Cathedra? Froome was not riding a "road bike" at the time. I see. Nice theory.

Chris Froome: Team Sky rider 'rammed off' road by impatient driver in France bike crash | The Independent
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Maybe you should be posting here instead: Recreational & Family
Maybe I shouldn't be posting at all.
It is just I go sit at the restaurant with the intent and doing invoicing and they put a beer in front of me and my browser comes up Bikeforums.
Clearly I have a problem.

But I will ride tomorrow at 6:00 AM.
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Being a socal rider I think a road bike needs a camera on the rear - and front - with lights.
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Originally Posted by Scarbo View Post
This looks like a road bike to me. You'll notice it has a relatively large seat bag affixed to it. Poor devil went down recently. I think you might know him.

Edit: Ah, USAC. I guess it's like when the Pope speaks Ex Cathedra? Froome was not riding a "road bike" at the time. I see. Nice theory.

Chris Froome: Team Sky rider 'rammed off' road by impatient driver in France bike crash | The Independent
I understand he spends a lot of time on the road. But this guy is a magnet for issues. Urine in face, being hit by motorcycles, cars...

I'm beginning to really like him despite how he rides.
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
Maybe I shouldn't be posting at all.
It is just I go sit at the restaurant with the intent and doing invoicing and they put a beer in front of me and my browser comes up Bikeforums.
Clearly I have a problem.

But I will ride tomorrow at 6:00 AM.
Why not do both at the same time?

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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Why not do both at the same time?

Where is the internet connection?

I do see a counter top for it.

BTW - that also, is not a road bike, due to barrel on the front, although ridden on the road.
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