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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

View Poll Results: Handlebar bag? Rear rack and trunk bag?
Handbar bag. 0 0%
Rear rack and trunk bag 5 38.46%
Stick with your backpack/messenger bag! 8 61.54%
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Old 08-17-14, 06:54 AM   #1
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Kilo TT: handlebar bag vs. Rack/trunk bag vs. backpack??

I've been wanting to keep my Kilo Stripper pretty much bare bones. I use a messenger bag for my daily commute. But I've been doing longer rambles and need some other storage. Has anyone tried a handlebar bag on the Kilo? Does it effect the ride quality? How about rear racks?

I tried a frame bag but don't like it at all, but maybe I didn't give it a chance, either.
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If you can fit it in your messenger bag, I would just keep using that. It's versatile for on and off the bike and it keeps your gear close when you're off the bike grabbing lunch or taking a break or whatever.

If you need a rack, I'd suggest a rear rack with a pannier bag. Preferably something removable that you can take off whenever you're not using it. That's sort of what I'm looking into now for my Masi Uno.
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Old 08-17-14, 02:30 PM   #3
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How much stuff are you actually carrying?

I like my Chrome Kardiel Shank but its essentially a glorified fanny pack.
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