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LittleGreyCat
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Re: handlebar bag

Postby LittleGreyCat » 26 Apr 2019, 4:35pm

nez dans le guidon wrote:
LittleGreyCat wrote:
Norman H wrote:
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This makes the Vaude bag linked to upstream:
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vaude-road-ii-handlebar-bag/
seem a bargain, as it includes "KlickFix attachment (for Diameter 26mm 31,8mm)".
£40.95 - £26.99 is £13.96 which implies that the bag is almost free!

Slow off the mark, though, as it is out of stock now.


There are two blue ones in stock


Another £10 though and everything else is red (Ortlieb front and Aldidl rear).

Oh, decisions, decisions........

Also in black for £40.95 via Amazon.
Should I stay with the red theme?

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Re: handlebar bag

Postby Paulatic » 26 Apr 2019, 5:30pm

The art of buying, especially EBay, is to buy when they are cheap and don’t leave it til you want one. :)
Happy to say I bought a brand new Vaude bar bag complete with brand new R&K bracket =£10
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Re: handlebar bag

Postby nez » 26 Apr 2019, 5:40pm

LittleGreyCat wrote:
nez dans le guidon wrote:
LittleGreyCat wrote:
There are two blue ones in stock


Another £10 though and everything else is red (Ortlieb front and Aldidl rear).

Oh, decisions, decisions........

Also in black for £40.95 via Amazon.
Should I stay with the red theme?

I have ordered the smallest Ortlieb for £75 from the LBS. He had a blue one but I needed black for the same reasons as you want red. I expect after ordering specially he won't get much out of it, but I like buying from him where I can. One local one man band bike shop closed and the owner told me 'People can buy stuff cheaper on Wiggle than I could from a wholesaler.'

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Re: handlebar bag

Postby LittleGreyCat » 4 May 2019, 2:53pm

LittleGreyCat wrote:
nez dans le guidon wrote:
LittleGreyCat wrote:
There are two blue ones in stock


Another £10 though and everything else is red (Ortlieb front and Aldidl rear).

Oh, decisions, decisions........

Also in black for £40.95 via Amazon.
Should I stay with the red theme?


Happy to say that I had an email alert with Wiggle and I was emailed yesterday in time to buy their only remaining red one.

Hopefully it will fit and be my friend.

I am now equipped to move house using only my bike - bar bag, 2 * front panniers, 2 * rear panniers and a rack top bag which I am pretty sure will not play nicely with the rear panniers.

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Re: handlebar bag

Postby Mike_Ayling » 5 May 2019, 7:24am

horizon wrote:
Mike_Ayling wrote:I can't advise on a suitable bag but if you go Ortlieb get the Rixen & Kaul clickfix mount instead of the Ortlieb mount.
Clickfix is easier to mount your bag and can be removed /replaced without messing with a securing cable which Ortlieb advises to be single use only.

Mike


I rate the Klickfix (with a K) very highly and all my drop bar bikes have one for the barbag. However they do have a securing cable (essential for stopping the barbag from slipping) unless we are talking at cross purposes here - could you explain a bit more?


I have just re read the thread.

I find that with a little electrical tape around the bars I can nip up the retaining screws enough to keep the bag firmly in place without the cable and my wife always says that I have too much stuff in the bag when it is on the tandem so plenty of weight in the bag.

Mike