Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

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ishi0000
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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby ishi0000 » 15 May 2011, 10:15pm

If it's not to much of a fiddle, could you not keep all your stuff in a bag, in the rack pack and leave the rack pack on the bike and just take the bag with you :?:


Just made me think..One thing i kept from my motorbike was a rack net, like a net of bungee ropes.. Image

Cost a couple of quid, with a stuff bag it would be good I imagine. And the net will always compress it as small as the contents... No zips no Velcro and no £50 gone...

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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby Russcoles » 16 May 2011, 5:04am

Its also worth considering a Carradice saddle bag. They are extremely durable and are available in a range of sizes. It may be a more expensive option if you also need a QR mount as well.

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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby rollinbone » 16 May 2011, 9:48am

another suggestion is the Klickfix range
you may not find all their product on UK sites but always try Amazon.de.

http://www.klickfix.com/index.php?lang=en

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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby tad » 16 May 2011, 8:25pm

I was looking at the Topeak bags but my rack isn't a Topeak one.

Rather than buy a new rack I think I'm going to resign myself to buying a decent bag and just bungeeing it on to the rack.

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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby Big T » 16 May 2011, 8:29pm

I had a look at the Halfords bag this lunchtime and found it disappointingly small, probably even smaller than my Agu bag. It looked reasonable quality, but another minus point is that it's not exppandable.
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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby rob_finch » 18 May 2011, 9:04pm

I use the Ortlieb trunk bag. It's built to their usual high quality, has enough room for a day ride/commute and is certainly waterproof. It comes with an attachment which goes onto your rack, from which it easily attaches and detaches. Mine has not come loose after hitting big pot holes although I haven't ridden off road with it.

A bit expensive but definitely does the job.

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Re: Recommend me a rack pack for commuting please

Postby al_yrpal » 19 May 2011, 3:52pm

tad wrote:I was looking at the Topeak bags but my rack isn't a Topeak one.

Rather than buy a new rack I think I'm going to resign myself to buying a decent bag and just bungeeing it on to the rack.


The Topeak bags have the the Velcro strips in each corner so you can attach them to other racks too.

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