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    Handlebar map/bag

    For a forthcoming cycling trip with my wife to France, (Loire a velo),
    I am looking for recommendation on Handlebar bag with map insert.
    I think that the bag need to be pretty small (shallow) and the map pocket should allow comfortable reading angle.
    Any other recommendations for this 6 days easy touring trip will be appreciated.

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    I've got one of these.

    VO Campagne Handlebar Bag - Bags, and Panniers - Accessories

    It's pretty awesome. It does require a rack, which could be an issue.
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    Topeak makes a couple of nice handlebar bags. Several sizes, hard and soft bags They have a bracket that I have yet to find, not fit a bike.The bracket goes on with an Allen key. You can get a locking thingy for the bracket. The bag clips on and off. I can put a phone and a GPS in the map compartment on mine.

    Oh, and I look cool carrying my bike purse, just make sure your shoes match. It is after all the fashion capital of the world you are going to.
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    Ended up getting one set of
    Amazon.com: Avenir Excursion QR Handlebar Bag (336 cubic inches of storage): Sports & Outdoors

    and

    Amazon.com: Avenir Excursion Large Panniers (1, 700 Cubic Inches total): Sports & Outdoors

    plus

    Amazon.com: Pyramid Bicycle Bungie Cargo Net, Black: Sports & Outdoors

    If it's good as Amazonians reviewers say, I will get another set for my wife, for a total cost of $200 for 4 pieces.
    Those will be our total luggage for the trip so we don't have to pay a service to shuttle our luggage from one city to the other as we advance.
    We got one quote for 600 Euro... ($786) :-(

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