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Old 09-21-07, 12:01 PM   #1
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racks and bags...

I just bought a Surly LHT frame and plan on building it for commuting and sub 24h tours (cool name for overnighters <g>). I've never had racks on a bike, owning only full on road bikes in the past. Currently I use a Deuter air flow back pack, but I want to get my stuff onto the bike. What racks and bags do you all love? Thanks!!

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P.S. Since I'm putting a Brooks Champion Flyer Special, Elk hide bar covering and wood fenders, the set-up has to look good too <g>.
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I just bought a Surly LHT frame and plan on building it for commuting and sub 24h tours (cool name for overnighters <g>). I've never had racks on a bike, owning only full on road bikes in the past. Currently I use a Deuter air flow back pack, but I want to get my stuff onto the bike. What racks and bags do you all love? Thanks!!

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P.S. Since I'm putting a Brooks Champion Flyer Special, Elk hide bar covering and wood fenders, the set-up has to look good too <g>.
With that setup you have to get a Carradice saddlebag
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With that setup you have to get a Carradice saddlebag
Carradice will make your bike look and feel vintage, but its a saddlebag.
Beauty is good, but if you want water resistant, you may go with Ortlieb backroller classic, which will not look vintage, but will do the work.
Arkle have some nice bags that will look very good on your bike, but are not water resistant, so you have to put rain cover.
Start by looking on what other people did in this thread:
Pictures of your loaded rigs?
The Fully Loaded Touring Bike Photo Gallery.
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Thanks!

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Carradice will make your bike look and feel vintage, but its a saddlebag.
What's with the "but its a saddlebag". Saddle bags are good for commuting and sub 24 hour trips, also they are highly water resistant. Its something to consider if you don't need the volume of a a set of panniers
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I think a big Carradice would be the ticket for what I need. Now I'm just trying to decide which one. I like the SuperC, but I'd really like green rather than black and it only comes in black. Any thoughts?

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What's with the "but its a saddlebag". Saddle bags are good for commuting and sub 24 hour trips, also they are highly water resistant. Its something to consider if you don't need the volume of a a set of panniers
Hehe,
I didn't get the sub 24hr tour, I thought he is kidding and say that he would build them in sub 24hr.
Well, In that case I would also go for a saddle bag. It will be nicer, lite and will make you not take much things.
I also tie to my saddle a bag for day ride with some food and drinks. Its not Caradise but it does the job.
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