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    recommend a small saddle bag

    looking for recommendation for a SMALL saddle bag just enough space for one tube and CO2. Not much else.

    I changed my saddle to another brand so I am looking for something that attaches to any saddle, but hopefully does not move around alot or scratch or tearing up the shorts.

    Something like what I am using now.


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    I just bought a couple of these in different colors. It comes with a rear strap for mounting a tailight and also comes with a reflective rear band. Designed narrow so that it does not hit the inner thighs when cycling. Best of all... only $12.99!

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    Here is the one I use. Small, 1 velcro strap, does not move around tear up shorts or scratch seat posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroCreep View Post
    Here is the one I use. Small, 1 velcro strap, does not move around tear up shorts or scratch seat posts.

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    I like this one - low profile.

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    I use the Topeak. I like them because I can attach the small underseat mount to a few bikes and move the bag from one bike to the other in 5 seconds. You're probably looking for this:



    or this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorCyclist View Post
    I like this one - low profile.
    If packed correctly I can fit:

    1 tube
    2-3 tire patches, sand paper, and glue tube
    1 mutli tool. 4,5,6mm allen, Phillips and standard screw drivers
    Teflon tire boot made from a piece of doubled over fedex envelop
    Rubber tire boot made from and old tire (wrap around mutli tool to keep it from rubbing a hole in the tube)
    2 tire levers - king cage Ti or 1 plastic lever
    Small thing of electrical tape 10-12" rolled onto itself (no paper core)

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    I have a couple, Topeak Micro wedge that uses straps rather than the clip on system and Pedro's Micro Blowout bag. I had one of the Topeak bags with the clip on system, and took off down a rough road one day and when I got to the end it was swinging from the seatpost, the plastic mount actually broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroCreep View Post
    If packed correctly I can fit:

    1 tube
    2-3 tire patches, sand paper, and glue tube
    1 mutli tool. 4,5,6mm allen, Phillips and standard screw drivers
    Teflon tire boot made from a piece of doubled over fedex envelop
    Rubber tire boot made from and old tire (wrap around mutli tool to keep it from rubbing a hole in the tube)
    2 tire levers - king cage Ti or 1 plastic lever
    Small thing of electrical tape 10-12" rolled onto itself (no paper core)
    I just ordered one, you have never had the bag fall off right?

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    I've got the Lezyne Micro Caddy Seat Bag. Very low profile and has just enough space for tube, co2 and tire levers.

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    Pedros micro blowout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorCyclist View Post
    I just ordered one, you have never had the bag fall off right?
    No it has never happened. The velcro straps wraps complete around the bag and gives a really firm hold. It is also nice if the bag is not full things don't rattle around.

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    I had a similar problem with saddle bags... and switched to a small ziplock bag with all the important stuff. I can also throw my ID and cash/credit in there. It works great and I don't miss the saddle bag at all.
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    Pedros Micro BlowOut

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    Pedros micro blowout.
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    I like this bag because it attaches only to the rails, so no scuffing of the seatpost. If you since it tight, it doesn't move around. It doesn't stick out, so can't scuff shorts. It's 25 cubic inches - one of the smallest out there, but will EASILY fit a tube/CO2/levers.

    I've had occasional zipper failures, but they are cheap enough that I don't let it bother me. They from recycled tubes anyway - which is cool.

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    Some good suggestions already. I've tried many bags recently, and I've settled on this one. I wanted small, but enough that it could carry everything shown in MarvinK's post (it does). Also, it uses only velcro straps which makes removal and install a snap. Finally, it's the shape looks good on the bike - doesn't just hang there, it blends well, fits very snug to saddle and has an almost aero look to it. One bonus, it's small enough to fit in a bottle cage, which I do sometimes when in a hurry or switching bikes.

    At $22, it doesn't break the bank. Linky


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    Topeak makes the Prologo branded saddlebag the OP already has -- this is from info from Art's Cyclery website and the Serotta forums... Notice that it looks exactly the same as the 2nd one that SpecialEyes has pics of. You might be able to just the the clip from Topeak that clamps onto the saddle rails and just use the same Prologo bag.

    For a bag that doesn't attach to the seatpost, I have an Arundel Dual waiting to be used, but I would also consider the SciCon saddlebags which look very nice.

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    I assume you aren't using a Fizik saddle? If you are, their built in attachment system is pretty cool if you do need a saddle bag. Otherwise the Lezyne Caddy is nice and wont ruin shorts.
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    Arundel Dual:

    Arundel Dual Seat Bag Black - Excel Sports

    Fits almost any saddle-seatpost combo. No seatpost strap to potentially eat bib shorts.

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    Timbuk2: Bike Seat Pack - Timbuk2 Bags

    And yes, there are other colors, but they just don't match this one.
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    Rasta pouch, I love it! Enough room for a fat spliff, mon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuattroCreep View Post
    Here is the one I use. Small, 1 velcro strap, does not move around tear up shorts or scratch seat posts.
    Yeah...I use the same one too and love the small compact factor.

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    Here's the one I use. Topeak Aero Wedge Micro. Barely enough room for a tube, two C02 cartridges, Air Chuck, two tire levers, very small patch kit, small one piece tool, and ID. To give you an idea of relative size, I had to cut the edges off of my ID for it to fit. Mine is the clip version shown here. I believe it is also available with straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tschai View Post
    Timbuk2: Bike Seat Pack - Timbuk2 Bags

    And yes, there are other colors, but they just don't match this one.
    I use that bag, although my colors aren't quite as... flamboyant.

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    In my experience the Timbuk2 bag is one of those types the original poster is complaining about ruining his shorts... he's trying to get away from velcro straps.

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    I have used a Jandd mini for years. Still have a one that I use on my mtb that is from the early 90's.
    Mini Tool Kit Bag

    I like the Pedros too as it is made from recycled tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarvinK View Post
    In my experience the Timbuk2 bag is one of those types the original poster is complaining about ruining his shorts... he's trying to get away from velcro straps.
    It is not the straps but the size and/or shape of the bag that determines short rubbing issues.

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