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datlas 09-13-22 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22645959)
So I have stopped using saddle bags. In my growing sense of vanity, I hate the way they look. So in my pockets I bring my phone, a tube, 2 tire levers, my mini tool and a protein bar. If Iím on the ritchey I bring a spare downtube clamp. Don’t know if they break but donít want to find out.

Its not ideal, but it doesnít really bother me. Today I wore my new matching kit, and the material is super stretchy, so by the end of the ride it felt like the items in my pocket were hanging off my backside. If I tried to sprint, they were bouncing all over the place. This didnít happen the first time I wore it, and itís not too big. Thoughts? Iím gunna have to come up with a better solution. I like the mini saddle bags I see, but I donít think I would be good at fitting that stuff in them.

Tough call. A mini saddlebag is reasonable. Some people use one of their bottle mounts to have a bottle-like storage compartment.

Personally, I put a mini pump/C02 with one cartridge/tube/tire levers/small bits into a drawstring bag and put it in my middle jersey pocket. It fits fine and does not stretch my kit. Snacks and folded up gilet (if necessary) in one side pocket, wallet/cell phone in the other side pocket. That works for me, but you should do what works best for you.

BillyD 09-13-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22645926)

EDIT: This would be the perfect Larry thread.

BTW, saw him on the road on Friday. He really does wave at everybody. This is why I think of him as a Golden Retriever Puppy - big, happy, and friendly, galumphing through life happily heedless of danger.

So heís legit? Have the BF troll detectives been notified? Have they issued an apology, because anybody even slightly different than their standards has just got to be a troll. SMFH

genejockey 09-13-22 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22645984)
Tough call. A mini saddlebag is reasonable. Some people use one of their bottle mounts to have a bottle-like storage compartment.

Personally, I put a mini pump/C02 with one cartridge/tube/tire levers/small bits into a drawstring bag and put it in my middle jersey pocket. It fits fine and does not stretch my kit. Snacks and folded up gilet (if necessary) in one side pocket, wallet/cell phone in the other side pocket. That works for me, but you should do what works best for you.

I like the look of a clean bar and a clean seatpost/saddle. But after loading up my jersey pockets with all the crap I'd put into a saddlebag, I discovered I had no room for arm warmers and a gilet vest, if it warmed up during a ride. Then I discovered just how many strokes it takes to pump up any tire with a minipump - hint - it's about 65x the number of licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. So I mount a frame pump when one will fit. Then I realized that I feel a lot safer with lights front and rear. Then I got a Varia.

So I gave up on the clean look and went with clutter - which I have to move from bike to bike.

genejockey 09-13-22 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22645995)
So heís legit? Have the BF troll detectives been notified? Have they issued an apology, because anybody even slightly different than their standards has just got to be a troll. SMFH

He's definitely real, right down to the size and weight, the gymshorts and no shirt, the lack of a helmet, and the somewhat bleary affect. Not only that, a couple weeks back I stopped to talk to him a bit, and he proudly showed off the loop of brown twine he was using to pull his rear brake pad off the wheel, instead of loosening the mounting bolt and re-centering the calipers.

cat0020 09-13-22 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22645978)
No canary yellow? :wtf:

For BMWs, it is Dakar Yellow.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-bmw-m-coupe-31/
https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content...?fit=940%2C627
I guess not as popular as others.. which makes it more desirable..

primov8 09-13-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22645959)
So I have stopped using saddle bags. In my growing sense of vanity, I hate the way they look. So in my pockets I bring my phone, a tube, 2 tire levers, my mini tool and a protein bar. If Iím on the ritchey I bring a spare downtube clamp. Donít know if they break but donít want to find out.

Its not ideal, but it doesnít really bother me. Today I wore my new matching kit, and the material is super stretchy, so by the end of the ride it felt like the items in my pocket were hanging off my backside. If I tried to sprint, they were bouncing all over the place. This didnít happen the first time I wore it, and itís not too big. Thoughts? Iím gunna have to come up with a better solution. I like the mini saddle bags I see, but I donít think I would be good at fitting that stuff in them.

Iíve been using a bidon, from Elite for storage because I didnít like how the Fly6 rear camera mount was strapped around the seatpost. For a cleaner look, I got those under saddle rail mounts off Amazon and bought some custom 3-D Cycliq adapters to work with those mounts. With the Elite bidon in the bottle cage, I can store just about everything I need for a long distance ride.

mvnsnd 09-13-22 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22645959)
So I have stopped using saddle bags. In my growing sense of vanity, I hate the way they look. So in my pockets I bring my phone, a tube, 2 tire levers, my mini tool and a protein bar. If Iím on the ritchey I bring a spare downtube clamp. Donít know if they break but donít want to find out.

Its not ideal, but it doesnít really bother me. Today I wore my new matching kit, and the material is super stretchy, so by the end of the ride it felt like the items in my pocket were hanging off my backside. If I tried to sprint, they were bouncing all over the place. This didnít happen the first time I wore it, and itís not too big. Thoughts? Iím gunna have to come up with a better solution. I like the mini saddle bags I see, but I donít think I would be good at fitting that stuff in them.


I use the smaller version of this now: https://www.orucase.com/products/sad...12984166416437 ( in the pic with the blue seat mast)


I fit a spare tube, tire lever, 2 16g CO2 cartridges, CO2 head, couple of allen wrenches, shop rag and cash with no problem. It tucks nicely under the saddle and is quite unobtrusive.

datlas 09-13-22 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by cat0020 (Post 22646014)
For BMWs, it is Dakar Yellow.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-bmw-m-coupe-31/
https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content...?fit=940%2C627
I guess not as popular as others.. which makes it more desirable..

Kinda like waxing chains?? :innocent:

genejockey 09-13-22 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by cat0020 (Post 22646014)
For BMWs, it is Dakar Yellow.
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-bmw-m-coupe-31/
https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content...?fit=940%2C627
I guess not as popular as others.. which makes it more desirable..

That's more the color of Hollandaise Sauce than Canary Yellow.

Mmmmmmm.....Hollandaise.....

datlas 09-13-22 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22646004)
He's definitely real, right down to the size and weight, the gymshorts and no shirt, the lack of a helmet, and the somewhat bleary affect. Not only that, a couple weeks back I stopped to talk to him a bit, and he proudly showed off the loop of brown twine he was using to pull his rear brake pad off the wheel, instead of loosening the mounting bolt and re-centering the calipers.

Maybe the two of you can get together and do a call-in cycling podcast? Think "Car Talk" but about bikes??

genejockey 09-13-22 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22646052)
Maybe the two of you can get together and do a call-in cycling podcast? Think "Car Talk" but about bikes??

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...33a119515d.gif

indyfabz 09-13-22 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22645909)
Parody thread idea of the day: "Recovery Rides for Endurance Drinkers."

Larry must have suggestions. :innocent:

genejockey 09-13-22 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22646062)
Larry must have suggestions. :innocent:

Larry has a LOT of suggestions.

WhyFi 09-13-22 02:42 PM

Great fall weather today. Got out for a ride with a friend that's nursing himself back from a shattered collar bone. Very strong rider, but a couple months off of the bike has him in spring form, not early fall form. All the better for me, as I've got some good fatigue in the legs, anyway. We got detoured (a lot), got a little lost, and even got stuck behind a vehicle painting lane stripes... still a good day riding bikes.

genejockey 09-13-22 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22646095)
Great fall weather today. Got out for a ride with a friend that's nursing himself back from a shattered collar bone. Very strong rider, but a couple months off of the bike has him in spring form, not early fall form. All the better for me, as I've got some good fatigue in the legs, anyway. We got detoured (a lot), got a little lost, and even got stuck behind a vehicle painting lane stripes... still a good day riding bikes.

And yet I'm going to try NOT to fall.

datlas 09-13-22 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22646095)
Great fall weather today. Got out for a ride with a friend that's nursing himself back from a shattered collar bone. Very strong rider, but a couple months off of the bike has him in spring form, not early fall form. All the better for me, as I've got some good fatigue in the legs, anyway. We got detoured (a lot), got a little lost, and even got stuck behind a vehicle painting lane stripes... still a good day riding bikes.

Is it gilet season yet??

rjones28 09-13-22 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22645959)
So I have stopped using saddle bags. In my growing sense of vanity, I hate the way they look. So in my pockets I bring my phone, a tube, 2 tire levers, my mini tool and a protein bar. If Iím on the ritchey I bring a spare downtube clamp. Donít know if they break but donít want to find out.

Its not ideal, but it doesnít really bother me. Today I wore my new matching kit, and the material is super stretchy, so by the end of the ride it felt like the items in my pocket were hanging off my backside. If I tried to sprint, they were bouncing all over the place. This didnít happen the first time I wore it, and itís not too big. Thoughts? Iím gunna have to come up with a better solution. I like the mini saddle bags I see, but I donít think I would be good at fitting that stuff in them.

I only use mini bags for my flat repair kits. This Lezyne has moved around the fleet. It currently hangs on the Crux. Holds a tube, two Co2, inflator, patches & glue, tire boot, multi-tool (Park IB-3 shown).

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...759090572d.jpg

Mojo31 09-13-22 03:19 PM


Originally Posted by cat0020 (Post 22645783)

Bunch of clowns with their cars.

WhyFi 09-13-22 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22646127)
Is it gilet season yet??

If you're setting out early, yeah, I think so. I left home at 9am, though, and it was ~60į, so just my typical (non-thermal) LS jersey.

seedsbelize2 09-13-22 03:45 PM

Don't like seat bags?
How about a fanny pack?
I'm not happy with my current seat bag either. But not unhappy enough to actually look for something else. Vanity is at the bottom of the list of criteria. That's just me.
I have the great good fortune of simply moving the entire seatpost from bike to bike.

seedsbelize2 09-13-22 03:46 PM

Actually the only prescription is a look at the Awesome Marigold Jacket. It's been too long

seedsbelize2 09-13-22 03:52 PM

It's raining.

seedsbelize2 09-13-22 03:58 PM

Ever get that craving for another cup of coffee, but you just don't have the time to go through all those shenanigans? You can savor that great flavor all the while you're getting things done around the shop. Just a little pinch between the cheek and gum. No need for spitting; just swallow that full, rich flavor.






With the new robusta regime, I'm drinking only the one cup, in the morning. Most days I don't get the craving, but occasionally I do. This is a habit I had back in my Ohio days, and Belize. Not much since.

big john 09-13-22 04:13 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22646119)
And yet I'm going to try NOT to fall.

Fall back to the mid 80s, it's great!

big john 09-13-22 04:29 PM

So we're riding up a shallow grade into a minor headwind and I'm bending my friend's ear about something and he starts getting wobbly and has to stop for a couple minutes. It was a little scary, he said he could see a bright spot as if he was looking at the sun. Eventually we got going again and he was fine.


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