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  #21  
Old June 24th 20, 11:34 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 6/24/2020 9:41 AM, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8:39:58 AM UTC-7, sms wrote:
On 6/22/2020 12:57 PM, wrote:
On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 8:10:47 PM UTC+2, Bertrand wrote:
From Jan Heine
(
https://www.renehersecycles.com/new-...-huge-restock/

Over the winter, we’ve worked with Berthoud Cycles in France to design a new,
bigger handlebar bag, the GB 31.

'to design a new bigger handlebar bag'? What design? It is just a rectangular box. OK it is made bigger. That is not designing. Every 3D Cad program can do that with one mouse click. You don't need a whole winter for that.
Yes Frank I am making fun of handlebar bags.

Lou


Please tell me that no one is spending $358 on a handlebar bag.


Somebody must. My son was telling me about one of his dealers in Northern California that had a customer who spent almost $.5 million on bikes and stuff. This was probably over a period of ten or twenty years, and I'm not clear on how he racked up the expenditures, but he owns a ton of S-Works bikes. I'm sure he gets immediate attention when he comes into the store -- and blow and hookers. What a cash cow. He was probably the guy who bought one of these: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...eo-sl/p/170237 Probably not a utility cyclist.


There are some nice waterproof canvas saddlebags/handlebar bags from
South Korea:

7 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545860629
11 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545874998
16 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/391809078846
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Old June 25th 20, 01:16 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 5:34:40 PM UTC-5, sms wrote:
On 6/24/2020 9:41 AM, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8:39:58 AM UTC-7, sms wrote:
On 6/22/2020 12:57 PM, wrote:
On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 8:10:47 PM UTC+2, Bertrand wrote:
From Jan Heine
(
https://www.renehersecycles.com/new-...-huge-restock/

Over the winter, we’ve worked with Berthoud Cycles in France to design a new,
bigger handlebar bag, the GB 31.

'to design a new bigger handlebar bag'? What design? It is just a rectangular box. OK it is made bigger. That is not designing. Every 3D Cad program can do that with one mouse click. You don't need a whole winter for that.
Yes Frank I am making fun of handlebar bags.

Lou

Please tell me that no one is spending $358 on a handlebar bag.


Somebody must. My son was telling me about one of his dealers in Northern California that had a customer who spent almost $.5 million on bikes and stuff. This was probably over a period of ten or twenty years, and I'm not clear on how he racked up the expenditures, but he owns a ton of S-Works bikes. I'm sure he gets immediate attention when he comes into the store -- and blow and hookers. What a cash cow. He was probably the guy who bought one of these: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...eo-sl/p/170237 Probably not a utility cyclist.


There are some nice waterproof canvas saddlebags/handlebar bags from
South Korea:

7 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545860629
11 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545874998
16 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/391809078846


South Korea? Those are copies of English Carradice bags.
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Old June 25th 20, 01:10 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 25/06/2020 00:34, sms wrote:
On 6/24/2020 9:41 AM, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 8:39:58 AM UTC-7, sms wrote:
On 6/22/2020 12:57 PM, wrote:
On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 8:10:47 PM UTC+2, Bertrand wrote:
* From Jan Heine
(
https://www.renehersecycles.com/new-...-huge-restock/

Over the winter, we’ve worked with Berthoud Cycles in France to
design a new,
bigger handlebar bag, the GB 31.

'to design a new bigger handlebar bag'? What design?* It is just a
rectangular box. OK it is made bigger. That is not designing. Every
3D Cad program can do that with one mouse click. You don't need a
whole winter for that.
Yes Frank I am making fun of handlebar bags.

Lou

Please tell me that no one is spending $358 on a handlebar bag.


Somebody must. My son was telling me about one of his dealers in
Northern California that had a customer who spent almost $.5 million
on bikes and stuff. This was probably over a period of ten or twenty
years, and I'm not clear on how he racked up the expenditures, but he
owns a ton of S-Works bikes. I'm sure he gets immediate attention when
he comes into the store -- and blow and hookers. What a cash cow. He
was probably the guy who bought one of these:
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/s-...eo-sl/p/170237
Probably not a utility cyclist.


There are some nice waterproof canvas saddlebags/handlebar bags from
South Korea:

7 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545860629
11 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545874998
16 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/391809078846


that 16 liter is what, 4 Chihuahua!? Maybe 5 at a push.
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Old August 1st 20, 07:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 6/25/2020 5:10 AM, Tosspot wrote:
On 25/06/2020 00:34, sms wrote:


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There are some nice waterproof canvas saddlebags/handlebar bags from
South Korea:

7 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545860629
11 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545874998
16 liter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/391809078846


that 16 liter is what, 4 Chihuahua!?* Maybe 5 at a push.


I did buy one of the 7 liter Zimbale bag
https://www.ebay.com/itm/162545860629. The eBay description is wrong,
it's not a "saddlebag" it can be uses as a seat bag or a handlebar bag.
Very nice, classic bag, the poor-man's Carradice bag.

I use it as a handlebar bag. If you don't have a front rack (as I
don't), you may need a support that goes over your stem and handlebars
to prevent the bag from contacting the front tire. I took a 3' length of
1/4" diameter aluminum round stock, bought at Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-x-36-in-Aluminum-Round-Rod-801647/204273994,
and built one, almost identical to this one
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/511721576393416573/. I think that 3/16"
diameter would have been sufficient but Home Depot doesn't sell that
diameter, McMaster does https://www.mcmaster.com/8974K21.
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Old August 1st 20, 08:09 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:10:47 PM UTC-5, Bertrand wrote:
From Jan Heine
(https://www.renehersecycles.com/new-...-huge-restock/

Over the winter, we’ve worked with Berthoud Cycles in France to design a new,
bigger handlebar bag, the GB 31.


Looking at their prices for handlebar bags, I would say are VERY proud of their stuff.

:-)

Andy
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Old August 1st 20, 09:15 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 8/1/2020 11:50 AM, sms wrote:

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I use it as a handlebar bag. If you don't have a front rack (as I
don't), you may need a support that goes over your stem and handlebars
to prevent the bag from contacting the front tire. I took a 3' length of
1/4" diameter aluminum round stock, bought at Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-x-36-in-Aluminum-Round-Rod-801647/204273994,
and built one, almost identical to this one
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/511721576393416573/. I think that 3/16"
diameter would have been sufficient but Home Depot doesn't sell that
diameter, McMaster does https://www.mcmaster.com/8974K21.


Photo of bag mounted on bicycle and photo of underside support
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CmAgNz65FW7t6L3y7.
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Old August 2nd 20, 12:35 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:15:59 -0700, sms wrote:

On 8/1/2020 11:50 AM, sms wrote:

snip

I use it as a handlebar bag. If you don't have a front rack (as I
don't), you may need a support that goes over your stem and handlebars
to prevent the bag from contacting the front tire. I took a 3' length
of 1/4" diameter aluminum round stock, bought at Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...luminum-Round-

Rod-801647/204273994,
and built one, almost identical to this one
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/511721576393416573/. I think that 3/16"
diameter would have been sufficient but Home Depot doesn't sell that
diameter, McMaster does https://www.mcmaster.com/8974K21.


Photo of bag mounted on bicycle and photo of underside support
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CmAgNz65FW7t6L3y7.


The bad news is sadly, even when you make then from spring steel, they'll
sag over time. The good news is that you'll get to improve each one you
create as you bend it up.

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Old August 2nd 20, 01:18 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 8/1/2020 7:35 PM, news18 wrote:
On Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:15:59 -0700, sms wrote:

On 8/1/2020 11:50 AM, sms wrote:

snip

I use it as a handlebar bag. If you don't have a front rack (as I
don't), you may need a support that goes over your stem and handlebars
to prevent the bag from contacting the front tire. I took a 3' length
of 1/4" diameter aluminum round stock, bought at Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...luminum-Round-

Rod-801647/204273994,
and built one, almost identical to this one
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/511721576393416573/. I think that 3/16"
diameter would have been sufficient but Home Depot doesn't sell that
diameter, McMaster does https://www.mcmaster.com/8974K21.


Photo of bag mounted on bicycle and photo of underside support
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CmAgNz65FW7t6L3y7.


The bad news is sadly, even when you make then from spring steel, they'll
sag over time. The good news is that you'll get to improve each one you
create as you bend it up.


Not necessarily. Back in about 1977 I designed and fabricated my own
handlebar bag. At the time, bike shops sold supports for TA style bags -
fairly complicated shapes that looped under the stem and over the
handlebars, and supported the bag partly from the bottom. Those were
1/4" chrome steel.

I used a simpler shape, one that the bag hung from, not sat on. I made
mine from 3/8" 2024 aluminum rod. I had access to a heat treating oven,
so I annealed the aluminum to make the support then heat treated it to
T4 afterwards.

I admit to being unsure that it would last, but it has lasted for over
40 years now. Occasionally I've re-bent parts of it - for example, to
raise the bag up a bit to clear a new headlight. But it's been fine.


--
- Frank Krygowski
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Old August 2nd 20, 08:21 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 8/1/2020 4:35 PM, news18 wrote:
On Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:15:59 -0700, sms wrote:

On 8/1/2020 11:50 AM, sms wrote:

snip

I use it as a handlebar bag. If you don't have a front rack (as I
don't), you may need a support that goes over your stem and handlebars
to prevent the bag from contacting the front tire. I took a 3' length
of 1/4" diameter aluminum round stock, bought at Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...luminum-Round-

Rod-801647/204273994,
and built one, almost identical to this one
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/511721576393416573/. I think that 3/16"
diameter would have been sufficient but Home Depot doesn't sell that
diameter, McMaster does https://www.mcmaster.com/8974K21.


Photo of bag mounted on bicycle and photo of underside support
https://photos.app.goo.gl/CmAgNz65FW7t6L3y7.


The bad news is sadly, even when you make then from spring steel, they'll
sag over time. The good news is that you'll get to improve each one you
create as you bend it up.


Whatever. For less than $5 and less than 5 minutes of work I won't worry
about what happens five years from now.

 




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