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    Triangle Bike Bags?

    Does anyone use triangular bike bags that fit on the inside of the frame?

    Here is an example of one that uses the front triangle:
    http://www.rockcreek.com/products/listing/item14539.asp

    And the rear:
    http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/deuter_bike_triangle_bag/

    I would be using one for food supplies and maybe the cell phone on 50+ trips. Anyone using them? Are they difficult to open while riding? Which is easier (front or rear)?

    I am already using a medium sized seat bag for most of the tools etc.

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    Have you thought of using your 3 relatively large jersey pockets?

    Those things look like frame decorations. Kind of like those rectangular trigeek feedbags - solutions looking for problems.
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    Forgot to add - I am pretty new to the cycling scene and I do not have any cycling specific shirts. I do have several running shirts that seem to be made of similar materials, but they do not have those nice pockets. I'm on a budget and I don't want to put a lot of money into cycling jerseys.

    I just saw the rear bag that I posted has a shoulder strap... Not sure why someone would need that... Any better examples?

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    The pad is for your shoulder when you carry your bike.

    But the pack makes it so you can't get your shoulder into the frame, so the pad is useless.

    You're unlikely to be able to unzip the pack while riding.

    I'd recommend a cycling jersey. You can get closeouts or sale items pretty cheap. Or use a "bento box":

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979
    Or use a "bento box":
    Now that might be an answer...

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    I just use those cheap-ass $6 frame bags from Nashbar. They hold two 14.8V Li-ion packs, a piece, a blade, a spare tire, and a Kimber. I keep my spare tubes and my Park Tool in a seat bag.

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    Ebay also has great inexpensive jerseys. That's how I've gotten mine. You just have to be patient on what you are bidding on and walk away if it is too expensive.
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    First, to each his own. I stuff things in my jersey pockets but on a 100 mile unsupported rided I went with one of the Jandd frame packs. It fit plenty of food and snacks and left my jersey pockets for stuffing, arm, leg warmers and wind vest as the day heated up. It will also serve well on family bike rides where the kids will want snacks.

    Here is what I got:


    http://www.cdisports.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=275
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker
    When you said Kimber, I thought you meant your pistol.

    I always keep my Ruger LCP by my side when riding.
    http://ruger.com/Firearms/FAFamily?t...n=LCP%E2%84%A2

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    I use one that fits on the rear triangle when I'm touring. They don't hold much, and it's not a good idea to over stuff them because if they get too wide your legs might hit them. I use mine to carry tools. When I'm not touring mine languishes in a plastic container labeled "misc. bike stuff."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmccleary9
    When you said Kimber, I thought you meant your pistol.

    I always keep my Ruger LCP by my side when riding.
    http://ruger.com/Firearms/FAFamily?t...n=LCP%E2%84%A2
    When I made reference to a “piece”, I may or may not have been referring to a pistol. It really depends on my mood before I go for a ride.

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    +1 on finding a way to get some cheap jerseys. BlueCheesehead is right in that you will need something else anyway for long rides in variable weather (which is, well, almost always once you get over 5 hours or so), but for most rides three well-packed jersey pockets and a small seatbag for tools is the way to go.

    I bust out the Camelpak for all-day rides and tours. It doesn't pass the 'hip roadie' test, but an extra three litres of water and lunch are more important to me than what other riders think about my style.

    One jersey advice nugget: don't get them too big! When I switched from running to cycling as my primary form of torture in the 90s, I bought cycling jerseys that fit the way my running stuff did: loose. I quickly found out that a) loose cycling jerseys flap in the wind like the backside of your Aunt Connie's upper arms, and b) fully-loaded jersey pockets sag like your Aunt Connie's @$*%* if the jersey is too big, especially when you get up out of the saddle. Think snug, but just short of constricting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibashii
    a) loose cycling jerseys flap in the wind like the backside of your Aunt Connie's upper arms, and b) fully-loaded jersey pockets sag like your Aunt Connie's @$*%* if the jersey is too big
    Does your aunt know you talk about her this way???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibashii
    b) fully-loaded jersey pockets sag like your Aunt Connie's @$*%* if the jersey is too big, especially when you get up out of the saddle. Think snug, but just short of constricting.
    Yeah, makes you look like you've got a full "load", if you know what I mean.
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    Here is the one I have...you can find it for aroudn $20.00 or less. Big enought to put you cell phone, ID, keys and couple of gel packs if needed. On thing I like about this versus the open mesh top is that it adds a little more protection if you get caught in the rain
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    How does that attach if you're not using any spacers with your headset? It looks like it could be done, but maybe not as securely as shown in the pic.
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    I use both bottom straps and the lower strap on the front. Just get it down as low as you can and it will be fine.

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    i used to have one of those frame bags. i found that they don't work too well in crosswinds. i've since picked up cheap jerseys on chainlove and bonktown and use an underseat bag for my tubes, tools and CO2 pump.

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