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Old 11-16-16, 08:38 AM
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Vintage handlebar bag c1980

Does anyone remember or have a source/brand of the old handlebar bags that had a metal bracket that went under the stem then over the bars and held the bag rigidly in place with straps that hooked onto the bottom of the fork? They had a clear map zipper pouch. I had one on my Gazelle road bike about 1980-1983.
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You can do the same thing with a Nitto F15 and different rando-style bag options made to hang from it.
Rivendell and Ostrich offer some (Alex's cycle if you want one of the Ostrich bags).
I recently had Ely at Ruthworks make a small custom F15 rando for me - sorry, no photos yet.

Ely also makes a nice little brevet bag that doesn't require a rack.
https://www.ruthworkssf.com/store/p65...lebar_Bag.html

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Eclipse was one. I think several mfrs used that design.
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I have a Cannondale bag that fits that description. I got it off Ebay, where the appear somewhat frequently.
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Yeah... mine was definitely a cannondale found one just now at Vintage BLUE CANNONDALE BIKE BAG Bicycle with Refector Zippered & Plastic Bag | eBay
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Old 11-16-16, 09:18 AM
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If you look at eBay, make sure they have the bracket and straps, which are frequently not included.
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Old 11-16-16, 09:27 AM
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As others have said, these come up from time to time on eBay and if you prefer, the Nitto version (though it lacks "arms") can be had through a vendor like Ben's Cycle for ~$60. I ordered an old version (sans any bag - just a metal rack type thing) on eBay for around 25 and used PlastiDip to re-cover the part that goes over the stem. This holds an old TA bag for me, and does so dependably with moderate to heavy loads even. I have straps connecting the bag to my frame as well.

Velo Orange made murmurs of selling this, or a similar product, a few years ago. I'm not sure if they ever actually produced and sold them though - The "Rackaleur".
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Old 11-16-16, 09:29 AM
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I had a Rhode Gear bag that fit in that way. That's another search term for eBay ramblings.
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I've got one or two stored out in the garage, not sure if the straps are still there. Not much use for newer road bikes or MTB's, but worked okay on older road bikes. I don't recall the brands of mine.
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There's several different models of the classic Cannondale bracket handlebar bag- and there's different variations within those models.

I've got one of the brackets that the PO had bent for some reason- I want to be careful un-bending it, I want it to be right and not weakened from too much bending.
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Hope you don't have one of my old ones. I would bend them to fit certain bikes better due to stem thickness and stem angle.
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I have one of the old 1970s Bellwether cylinders on the UO-8. No transparent map pocket, but it otherwise meets your description.
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Hope you don't have one of my old ones. I would bend them to fit certain bikes better due to stem thickness and stem angle.
I think this came from an eBay deal from out of state.

Having the bag narrower would be a good thing on some bikes- but my OCD doesn't like the bag scrunched up.
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you guys should post some photos...
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Who ever wants to post pix. Icky.





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Who ever wants to post pix. Icky....
see, nice bags.
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Yep they were all like that once. To summarize:

Cannondale
Eclipse
Kirtland
Rhode Gear
Bellwether
Jannd
Eastpak

Probably some others I forgot

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Originally Posted by Camplex View Post
Velo Orange made murmurs of selling this, or a similar product, a few years ago. I'm not sure if they ever actually produced and sold them though - The "Rackaleur".
They did make them, as I bought one. Still haven't used it, but my first good opportunity is coming up in Dec.
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NICE bags GoldenBoy! retro-mania... I like
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Old 11-17-16, 10:59 AM
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Sounds like my Kirtland Tour Pak. Kicking myself for getting rid of that. But as other folks noted there were other brands with similar designs and mounts.
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I still have a Bikecology handlebar bag that is a copy of the blue Cannondale pictured above.
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I loved my Eclipse handlebar bag and panniers.
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Thought I'd post up some shots of the Rhode Gear bag and it's mount. I used this bag a lot BITD but it's been in a box for years now. Mounting it up, it seems a lot harder to clip in to it's decaleur than it used to be. Today it was a bear to get in, and near impossible to get back out. It was always secure, but not like this. I'll have to take a look and see what I can find, it seems the release levers maybe aren't moving as far as they should.
Anyhow, its a nice bag but mounts to far forward and will interfere with brake lever shift cables. Plus the mount wont fit around a threadless stem, so this one is relegated to C&V use only.





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Originally Posted by briantrek1984 View Post
NICE bags GoldenBoy! retro-mania... I like
Ha!

Last year I started a "let's play dress up with the magical sparkle unicorn pony!" thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-dress-up.html

People posted some cool pix of bags on their bikes. I posted up the full super Cannondale overload. Or as I described the pictures:
More Cannondale bags than is actually legal in 38 states






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I am using this one. Doesn't have the metal frame support, just the velcro straps around the handlebars and the dropout bungie cords.
It's the closest I could get. Works good for me.
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