Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show us your Acorn bags!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show us your Acorn bags!

Old 01-09-21, 01:21 AM
  #26  
buffet
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
polymorphself How's your experience with the compact rando bag? Any issues so far? How solid is the attachment to the mini rack, expecially on rough terrain? (after spending days searching for a suitable mini rando rak bag, this seems to be one of the only options)

Last edited by buffet; 01-09-21 at 01:35 AM.
buffet is offline  
Likes For buffet:
Old 01-09-21, 01:25 AM
  #27  
Korina
Happy banana slug
 
Korina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Arcata, California, U.S., North America, Earth, Saggitarius Arm, Milky Way
Posts: 2,108

Bikes: 1992 Specialized Rockhopper Sport, 2016 Giant Liv Rove Lite, 1995 Trek Singletrack 930, 1994 Trek Multitrack 750

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 780 Post(s)
Liked 442 Times in 300 Posts
buffet , if you want to tag someone, put an @ in front of their name.
Korina is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 01:47 AM
  #28  
Roger M
Senior Member
 
Roger M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 2,162
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Liked 100 Times in 41 Posts
Roger M is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 02:04 AM
  #29  
bulgie
blahblahblah chrome moly
 
bulgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked 386 Times in 207 Posts
I'm a fan.
This shot's a few years old — they do them differently now. Largish rando bag front, custom extra-large saddlebag.


Who can spot the mechanical fail in the photo? And I don't mean the paint being partly sanded off (I didn't do it!) (It's pretty minor, except you might die.)

The saddlebag is their normal large one (at the time, since changed) except wider, at my request. I need it to hold one or more wine bottles, also my shoes (big feet). I think this should be a standard size, it makes sense for a lot of folks. Especially winos with more than one pair of shoes.

Making it wider didn't slow them down, didn't add more time to my order. Maybe I lucked out, I have heard about long waits when you ordered at the wrong time. Not a complaint (of course), I'm so happy that they're busy, they deserve to be.

Mark B in Seattle

Last edited by bulgie; 01-09-21 at 02:11 AM.
bulgie is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 02:15 AM
  #30  
polymorphself 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
polymorphself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 458 Post(s)
Liked 394 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by buffet View Post
polymorphself How's your experience with the compact rando bag? Any issues so far? How solid is the attachment to the mini rack, expecially on rough terrain? (after spending days searching for a suitable mini rando rak bag, this seems to be one of the only options)
I really love it. Itís extremely secure. I havenít had it on any super rough terrain but definitely some light trails and some serious mashing and it doesnít seem to budge. The Velcro is extremely strong and the tombstone fits into the back firmly. Also, I spilled an entire container of curry inside of it and it washed right out no problem with some water and soap, no stains and no smell.

Do take note of the measurements. Itís definitely a mini rando bag, but not quite a mini as their photo might have you believe at first glance. The stem on the Expedition they use for modeling bags is just really tall. Here is a random assortment of pics. Keep in mind that the pics against the white wall were with the Velo Orange rack, it say higher than the Nitto rack I switched it out for (pictures in the rest of the photos attached to the mid-fork mounts).










All that being said, depending on how mini youíre looking for, have a look at this mini from Berthoud:



And this similar one from C. Brenn (found on Instagram), both are modeled after the old Alex singer bags:


Last edited by polymorphself; 01-09-21 at 02:29 AM.
polymorphself is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 03:37 AM
  #31  
buffet
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by polymorphself View Post
I really love it. Itís extremely secure. I havenít had it on any super rough terrain but definitely some light trails and some serious mashing and it doesnít seem to budge. The Velcro is extremely strong and the tombstone fits into the back firmly. Also, I spilled an entire container of curry inside of it and it washed right out no problem with some water and soap, no stains and no smell.

Do take note of the measurements. Itís definitely a mini rando bag, but not quite a mini as their photo might have you believe at first glance. The stem on the Expedition they use for modeling bags is just really tall. Here is a random assortment of pics. Keep in mind that the pics against the white wall were with the Velo Orange rack, it say higher than the Nitto rack I switched it out for (pictures in the rest of the photos attached to the mid-fork mounts).

Thanks a bunch, I will try to order it next time they have the availability window open. I only wish they were offering more colour options, black X-Pac may seem rather dull.

Last edited by buffet; 01-09-21 at 04:11 AM.
buffet is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 07:44 AM
  #32  
thook
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Winslow, AR
Posts: 1,574

Bikes: '83 univega gran turismo x2, '85 schwinn super le tour,'89 miyata triple cross, '91 GT tequesta, '90 yokota grizzly peak, '94 GT backwoods, '95'ish scott tampico, '98 bonty privateer, '93 mongoose crossway 625, '98 parkpre ariel, 2k'ish giant fcr3

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 193 Times in 146 Posts
Originally Posted by bulgie View Post


Who can spot the mechanical fail in the photo? And I don't mean the paint being partly sanded off (I didn't do it!) (It's pretty minor, except you might die.)
the rear brake is loose
thook is offline  
Likes For thook:
Old 01-09-21, 08:32 AM
  #33  
due ruote 
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,282
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 741 Post(s)
Liked 232 Times in 163 Posts
due ruote is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 09:14 AM
  #34  
bwilli88 
Senior Member
 
bwilli88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kampong Cham, Cambodia but I have quite a few in Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,501

Bikes: Bikes in USA; 73 Raleigh Supercourse dingle speed, 74 Raleigh Grand Prix SS, 78 Raleigh Supercourse, 83 Centurion Pro-Tour, 82 Raleigh RRA.

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 643 Post(s)
Liked 296 Times in 198 Posts
These are a pair I use all the time on my Centurion Pro-tour. Now with riser bars but still on the Mark's rack. Yesterday I took a 36km road, gravel, dust, and sand ride and it was great, no flopping around and both the compact rando bag and the tool roll were excellent.


bwilli88 is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 10:01 AM
  #35  
thook
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Winslow, AR
Posts: 1,574

Bikes: '83 univega gran turismo x2, '85 schwinn super le tour,'89 miyata triple cross, '91 GT tequesta, '90 yokota grizzly peak, '94 GT backwoods, '95'ish scott tampico, '98 bonty privateer, '93 mongoose crossway 625, '98 parkpre ariel, 2k'ish giant fcr3

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 193 Times in 146 Posts
Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
a celeste raleigh??!!
thook is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 10:34 AM
  #36  
polymorphself 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
polymorphself's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 458 Post(s)
Liked 394 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by buffet View Post
Thanks a bunch, I will try to order it next time they have the availability window open. I only wish they were offering more colour options, black X-Pac may seem rather dull.
I agree itís a little boring but my saddlebag is black so itís good enough for me. I do wish they still made the other two mini randos that they used to make, one was black waxed canvas with brown leather like my saddlebag and the other one was super small but long and came in a green and brown.
polymorphself is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 10:53 AM
  #37  
obrentharris 
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Posts: 3,292

Bikes: Indeed!

Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 926 Post(s)
Liked 874 Times in 379 Posts


Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 01:51 PM
  #38  
Classtime 
Senior Member
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,666

Bikes: 81 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1001 Post(s)
Liked 385 Times in 275 Posts
New handlbar bag. I think I need a custom fork for this bike, rack, bag, and dual pivots.
__________________
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
Classtime is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 05:04 PM
  #39  
bulgie
blahblahblah chrome moly
 
bulgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 522
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked 386 Times in 207 Posts
Originally Posted by thook View Post
the rear brake is loose
Exactly, good eye.

-Mark
bulgie is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 05:21 PM
  #40  
due ruote 
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,282
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 741 Post(s)
Liked 232 Times in 163 Posts
Originally Posted by thook View Post
a celeste raleigh??!!
The marvels of Powdercoat.
due ruote is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 05:45 PM
  #41  
thook
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Winslow, AR
Posts: 1,574

Bikes: '83 univega gran turismo x2, '85 schwinn super le tour,'89 miyata triple cross, '91 GT tequesta, '90 yokota grizzly peak, '94 GT backwoods, '95'ish scott tampico, '98 bonty privateer, '93 mongoose crossway 625, '98 parkpre ariel, 2k'ish giant fcr3

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 193 Times in 146 Posts
Originally Posted by bulgie View Post
Exactly, good eye.

-Mark
thanks. the lever gave it away
thook is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 05:45 PM
  #42  
thook
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Winslow, AR
Posts: 1,574

Bikes: '83 univega gran turismo x2, '85 schwinn super le tour,'89 miyata triple cross, '91 GT tequesta, '90 yokota grizzly peak, '94 GT backwoods, '95'ish scott tampico, '98 bonty privateer, '93 mongoose crossway 625, '98 parkpre ariel, 2k'ish giant fcr3

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 193 Times in 146 Posts
Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
The marvels of Powdercoat.
i'd have to agree!!!
thook is offline  
Old 01-09-21, 06:24 PM
  #43  
ascherer 
Senior Member
 
ascherer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 1,803

Bikes: 1987 Mercian Pro, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10E, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mk1

Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 528 Post(s)
Liked 815 Times in 371 Posts
Black canvas being restocked this Monday:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21870419-post1.html
__________________
1987 Mercian Pro, 1971 Raleigh International, 1971 Peugeot PX-10E, 1970 Raleigh Professional Mark I
Curator/Team Mechanic: 1984 Lotus Eclair, 1974 Raleigh Sports, 1972 Raleigh Super Course
ascherer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.