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Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 9:24pm
by PAB855
I have an Altura Dryline bar bag fitted to my hybrid handlebars. My daughter requires a side bag for her ICE Sprint. Sorry I can't be sure of the seat specification, but it is a lightweight metal backed version with a bottle cage under each side.Could the Altura bag fit with a version of the Rixen Kaul quick release mounting system or if not with something else!? Would a side bag normally be mounted on the seat or the frame? ICE designed bags would be the answer, but why not try using something already available?

Cheers

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 9:29pm
by [XAP]Bob
Use the ice side bag mount...

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
by PAB855
Hello Bob. Do you mean that will enable the Altura bag to be used

Cheers

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 3 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
by [XAP]Bob
It puts a bar alongside the seat, then any bar bag can be fitted - or just a spare mount, so you swap it back and forth.

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 9:07am
by PAB855
Thanks Bob. That's perfectly clear.

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 9:09am
by [XAP]Bob

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 7:24pm
by PAB855
Very helpful, thanks Bob. Looking at these pictures I am wondering if the attachment can be fitted to a hardshell. That's the seat design name I couldn't remember in my first posting. Sorry about that. I hope I haven't led you up the garden path.

My daughter has been given information from elsewhere about 'banana racers' - another new term for me in bent riders' vocabulary. Maybe that's the way to go. They carry more I think, but don't look so easily attached or removed. What happens to the bottle cages? Complicated or what?

Cheers

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 7:27pm
by [XAP]Bob
Ah, these are mesh seat accessories (didn’t think the hard shell was metal backed).
Have to phone/email ICE.

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 7:40pm
by hercule
PAB855 wrote:Very helpful, thanks Bob. Looking at these pictures I am wondering if the attachment can be fitted to a hardshell. That's the seat design name I couldn't remember in my first posting. Sorry about that. I hope I haven't led you up the garden path.

My daughter has been given information from elsewhere about 'banana racers' - another new term for me in bent riders' vocabulary. Maybe that's the way to go. They carry more I think, but don't look so easily attached or removed. What happens to the bottle cages? Complicated or what?

Cheers


Radical Design Banana Racers are excellent bags, though pricey... but will be even more so if we have to pay import duty on them shortly! They’re dead easy to fit, just fling over the seat. If used on a hard shell seat you may need ICE’s spacer to stop them getting mixed up with the chain, though I found with light loads at least they’re fine. Mine don’t interfere with the bottle cages mounted on the seat wings, but they now come with mesh sleeves that can take a bottle anyway.


You probably need a headrest to wrap the top strap round to keep them in place

IMHO they’re a better option than a bar bag (YMMV) as they weigh next to nothing, leave no mounting hardware behind, and sit behind the seat relatively protected from wheel spray.

https://www.radicaldesign.com/banana-racer

https://www.icetrikes.co/products/acces ... shell-seat

https://goo.gl/images/43PdnV

(Last pic not me or my trike but gives an idea of how they sit)

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
by PAB855
Yes, it is. I'm sorry I wasted your time Bob, but it's all useful stuff for future reference. She's preparing for a London to Amsterdam supported ride with the MS Society in June.

Many thanks.

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 7:56pm
by PAB855
Ah Hercule, thanks. It could be Santa at his summer residence.

These are very helpful links.

Cheers

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 8:00pm
by [XAP]Bob
I have sidepods - they are brilliant

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 4 Feb 2019, 9:39pm
by hercule
Another link that might be useful...

http://www.bentrideronline.com/?p=11153

The article also raises another point, about the seat edge abrading the bag straps. I added some edge trim to the top half of my seat to avoid that possibility (a couple of pounds from a car accessory store or an online auction site of your choice...)

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 5 Feb 2019, 9:33am
by PAB855
All good stuff, thanks

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

Posted: 7 Feb 2019, 11:36am
by Tigerbiten
The two largest Radical sidepods needs a rack to support two straps, only the front strap is on the seat.
With the smaller sizes the straps are only supported by the seat.

It's possible to make cheap side bags out of a couple of triangular boot/buggy bags and a couple of wide web straps.
But how much modding you need to do to make them work is unknown.

Luck ......... :D