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Old 09-21-07, 12:36 PM   #1
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Carradice Camper Long Flap

Anyone use this saddle bag (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carradice.asp)? I'm hoping to do a semi-inn-to-inn tour to Portland, OR this coming summer on my road bike and am looking at getting this for the trip. I'd pack lightly, but bring a lightweight sleeping bag for the occasional camping experience. Any other recommendations?
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Here ya go:

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Anyone use this saddle bag (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carradice.asp)? I'm hoping to do a semi-inn-to-inn tour to Portland, OR this coming summer on my road bike and am looking at getting this for the trip. I'd pack lightly, but bring a lightweight sleeping bag for the occasional camping experience. Any other recommendations?
I use a Carradice Nelson Longflap to do trips just like you're considering. It works great and the Camper long flap will too. You can fit a lightweight down bag and a tarp in with clothes etc. I'm assuming that you have a Brooks saddle or another way of fixing it to your saddle. Also, unless your bike is really big you'll probably need a support like the Bagman or a small rear rack to stop the bag from hitting the wheel.
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I don't have a Brooks, but I'm gonna get one of the support racks to hold it up. I plan on bringing a small sleeping bag, a few jerseys and shorts, a little food, tools, and other essentials.
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I don't have a Brooks, but I'm gonna get one of the support racks to hold it up. I plan on bringing a small sleeping bag, a few jerseys and shorts, a little food, tools, and other essentials.
You'll have to get the saddlebag clamp as well as the Bagman if you don't have loops on your saddle.
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I see. Is it OK to use just the clamp and no Bagman, or is that not advisable for heavier loads?
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I see. Is it OK to use just the clamp and no Bagman, or is that not advisable for heavier loads?
How big is your bike? I ride a 56cm and if I try to buckle the Nelson Longflap to the seat post it rubs on the tyre, so I use it with a small Nitto rack, a bagman would work fine too. Below is a link that shows the Camper used without a support, but like I said it will only work on a big bike with lots of room between the saddle and the wheel. Another thing to consider is that without a support and attaching the bag at the seatpost you might feel the bag on the back of your legs. For day rides I use a Barley saddelbag without a support and can feel it with my legs, but I don't find it an issue at all, I acutually like it.


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It's a 58. I'll probably just go for the Bagman, I could always return it if it's unnecessary.
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If you're using the Bagman, chances are, you can simply loop the straps on your saddle rails. Although my Barley is much smaller, I use a Bagman support and hang the bag on a loopless Brooks saddle.

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Good to know, that'll save me some cash.
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I believe there is also a Bagman with built in loops??....Or I could be thinking of something else which adds a set of loops on the saddle rails.
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The one Velo-Orange sells has the loops: http://www.velo-orange.com/cabasasust.html

Do you think their Ostrich saddle bag would be large enough on its own? http://www.velo-orange.com/ossabag.html
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