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    Quote Originally Posted by RRRoubaix View Post
    That's why I split it up- some in jersey pockets, some in a reasonably sized bag.
    That sounds like a great idea! Thanks!

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    You guys cram all your stuff in your jersey's and you think it looks cool?
    It just makes wet spots on your back from the sweat that has nowhere to go.
    So you ride the whole ride with a sweaty back to be cool?
    Some of your stuff is in plastic bags? Even more sweat with nowhere to go.
    And when you stand to go up hills all this weight swings left and right. That is so cool.
    The anti saddle bag crowd.
    You must be the younger generation, all about looks, and you know what? Nobody gives a crap except you.

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    My Lezyne Micro Caddy. Best saddle bag ever. Snug, no dangling fit and completely under saddle. Cannot touch your shorts. Holds levers, tube, patch kit, multi tool [with chain tool], money.


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    I use a Spec small seatbag. The phone and key go in the jersey pocket.
    2tubes, 1 CO2 plus inflater, silca mini, 1 plastic lever, plus $, temp patches, boot material, expired driver's license in seatbag. I would forget something if it wasn't attached to the bike. Yes I have forgotten keys and phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
    My Lezyne Micro Caddy. Best saddle bag ever. Snug, no dangling fit and completely under saddle. Cannot touch your shorts. Holds levers, tube, patch kit, multi tool [with chain tool], money.

    +1. Great bag. I fit all that stuff plus a CO2 canister and mini head. The only criticism is that, with its wide straps, it can be difficult to attach to some saddles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danl1 View Post
    I've got the dual - very nice.
    I use the Arundel TUbi. Admittedly I use tubbies, but it's a great design. Nearly impossible your legs will ever touch it, and quite roomy too.

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    Here is my Serfas saddle bag, very minimalist hides under the saddle with no problem and carries a tube 2 CO2
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    Don't let 'em give you grief about the bag, OP. As a fellow pack-rat mine is about that size also. cxwrench had it right. Flip the bag right-side up and trim the straps if necessary. You could also swap out the velcro with some longer or shorter velcro strips to make sure there are no edges to rub against clothing.
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    It is ok to use a saddle bag if it is cool looking. This one is cool:

    http://www.probikekit.com/us/accesso...re-levers.html

    Also, it is ok to split items up, some in bag, some in jersey pockets. Anti-pocket people seem to miss the fact that the pockets are there for a reason and that pros riding up to 200 miles per day in races don't seem to have any issues with sweat and the like.
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    I had a new seat wear a hole in several pairs of my shorts. Returned the seat for a new one.

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    That's a very wide bag, and I thought mine, a Topeak MondoPack. was big. The Topeak IS big, but not as wide as yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Don't let 'em give you grief about the bag, OP. As a fellow pack-rat mine is about that size also. cxwrench had it right. Flip the bag right-side up and trim the straps if necessary. You could also swap out the velcro with some longer or shorter velcro strips to make sure there are no edges to rub against clothing.
    Don't worry, I don't give a flying F what people think. (No grief taken, and I'm not at all offended. No need to tell me to HTFU ;) ) I just do what's right for me. I'm not out to impress anyone (at least not for now....but wait till I get my new "$12K" bike!! jk)

    Yes, I did flip it over and cut the strap a little on the one side. Went for a ride and had no issues at all. I like all the small bags everyone has posted on this thread. But I think I'll keep my big bag...where else am I going to fit my balls of steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
    In any case it is good that you use a saddle bag, instead of trying to stuff the items in your jersey pockets.
    why is it 'good'...?

    is it more morally ethical? more environmentally sound? less evil...?

    please, we await your next pontification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siclmn View Post
    You guys cram all your stuff in your jersey's and you think it looks cool?
    It just makes wet spots on your back from the sweat that has nowhere to go.
    So you ride the whole ride with a sweaty back to be cool?
    Some of your stuff is in plastic bags? Even more sweat with nowhere to go.
    And when you stand to go up hills all this weight swings left and right. That is so cool.
    The anti saddle bag crowd.
    You must be the younger generation, all about looks, and you know what? Nobody gives a crap except you.
    If your jersey is so loose that stuff in the pockets is swinging back and forth, you're buying the wrong size jersey.

    If you're so sweaty that you have puddles and pools all over your body, it doesn't matter what's in your pockets, nobody will want to be close enough to notice.

    Saddle bags suck for reasons beyond the "ruining shorts" part. That's why I choose to use my pockets for what they were intended and preach the same to everyone out there.

    Who wants velcro ruining their shorts?
    Who wants to have to swap bags from bike to bike every time you ride a different bike?
    Who wants to have all that crap rattling around in the bag when you hit a bump?
    Who wants to have it all spill out on the road when you unzip the bag?
    Who wants to have to try to fish through something awkwardly attached under a saddle to get a small part out?
    Who wants to have to stop, dismount and fish their phone out to check a map or otherwise use it?

    If you like that, be my guest, use your saddle bag. I ditched mine years ago and haven't missed it once.
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    I'd kill the mini pump. It can't inflate to what you need anyway, so stick with the CO2 As well, when you're sure of your build, nuke the toolkit and tire lever(s). Tires are easy to pull on and off when they're flat.

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    Depends on the tire and rim.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    I just saw a new product called the SmrT Hydration Cargo bottle that allows you to carry stuff (tubes, etc.) in a bike bottle and still carry water. Looks like a good solution that could eliminate the saddle bag and the run on bib shorts (which has happened to me). Their site is at this here: https://smrthydration.com/

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    good lord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    good lord.
    Seriously...he resurrects a 7 yr old thread to let us know about that silly bottle? I wonder what he was looking for when he came across that?
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    Hey, I'm glad this thread was dredged up.

    It reminded me that back in 2012, one of my olde tyme riding buddies mentioned that he had had a similar problem during one of his riding seasons several years before.

    Left a hole in his bike shorts just below his right buttock. If I remember correctly.

    Good times.

    Cx, must you always be such a nattering nabob of negativity? .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Hey, I'm glad this thread was dredged up.

    It reminded me that back in 2012, one of my olde tyme riding buddies mentioned that he had had a similar problem during one of his riding seasons several years before.

    Left a hole in his bike shorts just below his right buttock. If I remember correctly.

    Good times.

    Cx, must you always be such a nattering nabob of negativity? .
    Pretty much always.

    Nattering nabob...I like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Pretty much always.

    Nattering nabob...I like that.
    I can't take credit for nattering nabob. That gem was from Spiro T. Agnew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I can't take credit for nattering nabob. That gem was from Spiro T. Agnew.
    Do you think Agnew had cyclists in mind when talking about a effete corps of impudent snobs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I can't take credit for nattering nabob. That gem was from Spiro T. Agnew.
    No kidding? I thought it was Apocalypse Now Colonel Kurtz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Seriously...he resurrects a 7 yr old thread to let us know about that silly bottle? I wonder what he was looking for when he came across that?
    Sorry, I had a new saddle bag's velcro shred my favorite bibs and I was searching for a solution. Found it and thought it was worth sharing.

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