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Favorite Seat Bag on the Road?

Old 12-20-10, 12:24 AM
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I have the Transit on the first pic and I have stuffed a ton of crap in it.

Topeak Hexus 16
spare tube
wallet clip
iphone
patch kit
ultraflate plus
2 co2 cartridges
nuun tablets tube
keys
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Old 12-20-10, 10:24 AM
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I have not had much time to test out that transit as it is my newest and I got it for when I know I would need the space. But I love the fact it has an exterior zipper sleeve for either wallet, phone or a tool.

The specialized I find I use the most on the road and I keep going in and out of liking the Topeak bag. It gets larger when expanded but it is more of the shape of the bags that bothers me. I dislike when I have to take everything out to get the one that that fell to the bottom.
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Old 12-20-10, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
That's silly ... give up your 2nd bottle ?
I have three cages. The Tubo bag doesn't always reside in the same cage.
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Old 12-20-10, 11:26 AM
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Old 12-20-10, 11:28 AM
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Got a Topeak medium and it was HUGE, IMO, so exchanged it for a Topeak small which works out well for me: Combo tool, tube, phone, wallet. It's narrow but its curved profile is somewhat weird and makes it bit less useful, IMO.

I have a couple of bags but also have a large expandable Transit which works fine for me when I want something with a lot of capacity.

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Old 12-20-10, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Looigi
Got a Topeak medium... It's narrow but its curved profile is somewhat weird and makes it bit less useful, IMO.
My experience exactly, which is why I find myself using the other bags. (Plus the stupid zipper pull/tab broke off so I had to replace it with a bread tie.
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Old 12-20-10, 01:13 PM
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fizik integrated small bag.
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Old 12-20-10, 03:10 PM
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I like the small Pacific Outdoor Equipment bag.

It has a nice Rixen & Kaul KlickFix adapter so if you have more than one bike it's really easy to swap.

It's also waterproof.
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Old 12-20-10, 03:28 PM
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No seat bag unless going 70+ miles. I hate the look and I can easily reach everything without getting off my bike if it's in Jersey pockets.

Left pocket - small zippered bag with mini tool, airchuck SL, two CO2 tubes, two Pedro's tire levers and small cloth. I never even open this.
Middle pocket - iPhone4 in case with $10 cash, park boot tool, one chain master pin
Right pocket - One or two tubes (dependent upon length of ride) wrapped in plastic baggy

Done. The only reason I will add a seat bag for very long rides is because I will bring my massive Topeak tool with a chainbreaker - it weighs down my jersey pockets too much so I'll usually throw it and the left pocket kit into the seat bag. I still hate the look of it.
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For me, there is something about not feeling a bunch of crap in my jersey pocket on every ride. I use the pockets for plenty, just not my tools and stuff.
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Old 12-20-10, 07:23 PM
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Vintage Burley tire sock. Holds a folded tubular plus a few tools.
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I prefer the seatbag for tools/tubes because I use my jersey pockets for clothing and food. Left pocket usually takes the arm warmers and beanie once they come off and a couple of cliff bars or something like that. Middle pocket gets the gillet/vest or full rain jacket, and the right pocket has the iphone (yes, i'm stupid enough to listen to the ipod as i ride, thank you very much), asthma inhaler, cash, etc.
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Transit bag. It does not rub. I admit to carrying too much junk, but most of the assorted tools, parts, and pieces have been put to use at one time or another, either for my own benefit or that of another cyclist.
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Originally Posted by ciocc_cat
Vintage Burley tire sock. Holds a folded tubular plus a few tools.
If it wasn't for how it looks, this would be my favorite yet.
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