Weight Imbalance .... Bottles on Forks?

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Re: Weight Imbalance .... Bottles on Forks?

Postby elPedro666 » 19 Nov 2019, 2:46pm

RickH wrote:
Witterings wrote:Was thinking I wouldn't mind getting some of those bags that fix there as well ... does anyone happen to know if they have a specific name, I did try a quick google and din't find anything .... think I may just be using the "wrong" wording.

Fork bags perhaps? these from Planet X seem reasonable value & cheaper than most (note they are sold singly).
I've got a Podsacs handlebar barrel bag (although I paid considerably less than the current price) & that seems well made.
Forgive me for resurrecting an old thread, but I just invested in a pair of these (while they were reduced) and have just pulled them out of the bag. First impressions are that they seem to be good and solid and it's nice that a couple of fitting options (zip-ties and stainless* jubilee clips) are included, along with rubber strips to protect your paint. Good size too, possibly squeeze a sleeping bag in one, some waterproofs and warm layers and/or tent (sans poles) in the other (for example).

*so it said, meant to check...

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Re: Weight Imbalance .... Bottles on Forks?

Postby Jdsk » 20 Nov 2019, 10:31am

Witterings wrote:... I've just bought one water bottle that's taller than my others and won't fit within my frame...

Could you fit it below the down tube? That's where I carry my SIGG fuel bottle.

Would it fit within the frame if the cage moved a bit? I've used Topeak cage adjusters to do this:
also discussed here: