What's your main bike baggage when commuting?

Backpack
73
78%
Shoulder Bag
11
12%
Single Side Pannier
4
4%
Double Panniers
1
1%
Racktop Bag
0
No votes
Handlebar Bag
1
1%
Underseat Pack
2
2%
None
1
1%
Other
0
No votes
 
Total voters : 93

Postby Surveyor_Steve on Wed 27/Feb/08 2:08pm

Mines an old army surplus sholder bag slung over the handle bars with the strap shorten to nothing so it can hook behind the steerer tube.

Makes steering a bit dodgy when its full of my lunch and work clothes and catches a gust of wind.
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Postby sooby on Fri 29/Feb/08 2:14pm

I kinda cheat by taking my lunch + change of clothes by car the day before.

This way I only need to take a lightweight camelbak equipped bag that has a shell jacket in case of rain + bike tools & spare tube
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Postby BrokenKonaRider on Fri 29/Feb/08 2:26pm

HTH, cheers
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I Use The Trusty Backpack

Postby meganh on Fri 29/Feb/08 3:39pm

I have panniers as well but tend to use the pack, it permanantly has lights/lock/pump/reflective snap bands etc and doesn't matter which bike I choose to jump on in the morning.

I've recently see a Vaude day pack that has pannier rack mounts on a pad that zips over the pack straps - these are a pretty cool idea. Its called the cycle 25, here's an example:
http://actionoutdoors.co.uk/shop/vaude- ... -1780.html

In answer to an earlier post about handling a side-heavy pannier, you do just compensate but it helps if you put on the side of the bike opposite to the pedal you usually take off on.

cheers
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RE: I Use The Trusty Backpack

Postby Outy on Fri 29/Feb/08 4:11pm

meganh wrote:
In answer to an earlier post about handling a side-heavy pannier, you do just compensate but it helps if you put on the side of the bike opposite to the pedal you usually take off on.

I find that putting it on the side I would normally fall onto helps!
Which as it happens is the same side (at least for me) as your idea.
However the rationale may be different, in that, if that extra weight should cause me to topple, I want it to be to the side I am best at falling onto! :crazy:
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Postby jo on Fri 29/Feb/08 4:13pm

Mines on the side the cars pass me on. I figured if they think I'm wider, they might give me abit more room.

Havent noticed much difference though. :huh:
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