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Old 08-12-20, 10:02 AM
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what is this symbol?

I have this bag on the back of my Univega. It is big enough to hold my spares tube, patch kit, tire irons, etc. I like to get another or look up the size of the one I have so I can duplicate it.

Anyone know what company that symbol is from?

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Old 08-12-20, 10:16 AM
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You mean that T? Pretty sure it is an old Trek logo.
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Old 08-12-20, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
You mean that T? Pretty sure it is an old Trek logo.
Yes, the "T" . That is an old trek logo???
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
Yes, the "T" . That is an old trek logo???
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old trek logo.
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
I have this bag on the back of my Univega. It is big enough to hold my spares tube, patch kit, tire irons, etc. I like to get another or look up the size of the one I have so I can duplicate it.

Anyone know what company that symbol is from?

Cycle bag
Don't recognize the logo, but I've been riding with this for the past 6 weeks, and love it:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Don't judge it by the picture on Amazon, the angle makes it look wider than it is. The real dimensions look very similar to your bag's. I prefer the strap arrangement on the Banjo Bros. bag. Best thing about it is it holds a lot but doesn't move around at all. Also, the side straps you see on the Amazon picture allow the depth to be adjusted.


Here's a better angle--you can see it's about the width of the seat:



There's some numbnut reviews on Amazon that make it sound like it doesn't close properly. All you have to do is push the side flaps in before you cinch the closing strap, and it's sealed just fine.
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Here it is on a head tube:

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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Don't recognize the logo, but I've been riding with this for the past 6 weeks, and love it:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Don't judge it by the picture on Amazon, the angle makes it look wider than it is. The real dimensions look very similar to your bag's. I prefer the strap arrangement on the Banjo Bros. bag. Best thing about it is it holds a lot but doesn't move around at all. Also, the side straps you see on the Amazon picture allow the depth to be adjusted.


Here's a better angle--you can see it's about the width of the seat:



There's some numbnut reviews on Amazon that make it sound like it doesn't close properly. All you have to do is push the side flaps in before you cinch the closing strap, and it's sealed just fine.
Thanks! Recommendations are appreciated.
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Old 08-13-20, 05:15 AM
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Any other rear bag recommendations? I tend to carry a lot of stuff.
Extra tube
(3) CO2 cartridges
tire irons
patch kit
money
CO2 pump

The bungee cord around the bag is due to the fact that the bag hung so low you could not see me flashing tail light. These days not getting hit by a car is a priority.

I thought I might be able to get the same bag. But since that Trek logo is that old, I doubt it is sold any longer.
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Old 08-13-20, 06:07 AM
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Request better picture of your bike, please. It looks purty.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Don't recognize the logo, but I've been riding with this for the past 6 weeks, and love it:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Don't judge it by the picture on Amazon, the angle makes it look wider than it is. The real dimensions look very similar to your bag's. I prefer the strap arrangement on the Banjo Bros. bag. Best thing about it is it holds a lot but doesn't move around at all. Also, the side straps you see on the Amazon picture allow the depth to be adjusted.


Here's a better angle--you can see it's about the width of the seat:



There's some numbnut reviews on Amazon that make it sound like it doesn't close properly. All you have to do is push the side flaps in before you cinch the closing strap, and it's sealed just fine.
+1 on the Banjo Bros saddle trunk. I've got two of them. Much better than the smaller seat bags since you don't have to carefully cram all your repair stuff in it, and big enough to also carry a jacket or snacks. You can buy them directly from the Banjo Bros website if you don't want to go through Amazon.
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
Any other rear bag recommendations? I tend to carry a lot of stuff.
Extra tube
(3) CO2 cartridges
tire irons
patch kit
money
CO2 pump
I carry that much plus a small multi tool. All of it easily fits in a small seat bag.

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+1 on the Banjo Bros saddle trunk. I've got two of them. Much better than the smaller seat bags since you don't have to carefully cram all your repair stuff in it, and big enough to also carry a jacket or snacks. You can buy them directly from the Banjo Bros website if you don't want to go through Amazon.
If you want to support your LBS they can get them thru Quality. BG8120 for the saddle trunk, BG8134 for the XL saddle trunk. I have a brand new XL saddle trunk I was going to try using as the commuter bag this year instead of the rack top bag I had been using, but now that I work from home I haven't had a chance to try it. But it looks like a nice bag.
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Old 08-13-20, 08:32 AM
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I used to carry a small multi tool. Never really used it. The one major breakdown I had, the bolt snapped from the rear derailleur. Other than that, it is mostly flats. I don't do many on the road adjustments.
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Old 08-13-20, 08:35 AM
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These are the 2 bags I am considering for now. I'll hold off to see other options and opinions.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003D4IT8K...v_ov_lig_dp_it (at 16 inches this may be way bigger than I need)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FIE45O...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
These are the 2 bags I am considering for now. I'll hold off to see other options and opinions.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003D4IT8K...v_ov_lig_dp_it (at 16 inches this may be way bigger than I need)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FIE45O...v_ov_lig_dp_it

Not to pitch too hard, but that extra space lets me keep a pretty big lock in there and a supply of masks, two tubes, tools, food and I've still never fully expanded it. I don't find too big to be a problem unless it's noticeable while riding, and this definitely isn't to me. Easy to access, doesn't flop around in the slightest, and takes about 30 seconds to install or remove.
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Originally Posted by noimagination View Post
Request better picture of your bike, please. It looks purty.
This is a good pic of the way it looked in 2001.

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Late 90’s Trek logo.
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Originally Posted by Univega
what is this symbol?

That symbol is what happens after someone pukes up mercury and it resembles a "J". Trek sees it more as a "T" and decides that other people will see it that way too. My '99 Trek 520 has it. I've always thought of it as the ugliest head tube badge, ever.
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
...The bungee cord around the bag is due to the fact that the bag hung so low you could not see me flashing tail light. These days not getting hit by a car is a priority.
The Cygolite Hotrod is a long, narrow and very bright taillight that straps to the seat stays, so they can be mounted well below the saddle bag. I just got a Hotrod 90 a week ago and it's terrific.

I still use a Cygolite Hotshot 150 on my other bikes because it's more versatile (more user adjustable variations in flashing and steady modes) and can clip onto most saddle bags or even a belt, shoulder strap, back of a gimme cap or helmet with a velcro strap.
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Originally Posted by Nyah View Post
That symbol is what happens after someone pukes up mercury and it resembles a "J". Trek sees it more as a "T" and decides that other people will see it that way too. My '99 Trek 520 has it. I've always thought of it as the ugliest head tube badge, ever.
I also see an "R" hiding in there too.

What a strange logo that is! I think I must've missed it entirely (or maybe it was very short-lived). So the logo they use now is actually their old logo brought back for an encore?
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Banjo Brothers has some bags that size. But so do a lot of other companies.
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
Any other rear bag recommendations? I tend to carry a lot of stuff.
Extra tube
(3) CO2 cartridges
tire irons
patch kit
money
CO2 pump

The bungee cord around the bag is due to the fact that the bag hung so low you could not see me flashing tail light. These days not getting hit by a car is a priority.

I thought I might be able to get the same bag. But since that Trek logo is that old, I doubt it is sold any longer.
That kind of bag was always been a bit floppy. For high quality (with a price to match), you might consider Revelate Design Vole or Shrew. The Shrew is about 3 L and the Vole expands from 2L to 7L. Revelate Design mounts are very solid and don’t sway but, again, you pay for the quality.

You might consider Axiom Seymour seat bags. They are cheaper (and of a bit less quality). Look at bike packing bags for more volume.
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Old 08-14-20, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
This is a good pic of the way it looked in 2001.

Thanks, beautiful bike IMHO.

I miss bikes with different paint schemes.
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Originally Posted by Univega View Post
This is a good pic of the way it looked in 2001.


My commuter bike is that exact frame. I picked it up in 2005 from someone who had modified a surplus Modo frame for CX use, so the brake bridge was cut out and moved up, and a cable stop and cantilever bosses were added. They had a cx fork for it that I lost somewhere along the way, and replaced it with a Winwood carbon road fork and caliper brakes. I originally put it together as a fast commuter, but the bike rode so well I ended up using it as one of my backup road machines. Mine is built up with a full Campagnolo Centaur group, including a Campagnolo Ti seat post. Love the way the bike rides. And that stock paint job is beautiful. Lovely bike.
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