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islwynislwyn Posts: 650
edited May 2013 in Tour & expedition
Hi guys,

I'm going on my first 'cycling holiday', it's only 4 days (Staying in Hotels) so my luggage will be minimal, literally flip flops, underwear, few t shirts and a little bike kit.

This could all easily fit into a backpack but I'd rather not as that would just be a nasty sweaty mess and annoying, could anyone please link a bag that would work? I'm unsure if a 'rack' would be too much? I hear there's something that can come off the seat post or rails?

Thank you.

Would something like this work?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/carradice-sqr-s ... r-bracket/

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  • PHILATHAMPHILATHAM Posts: 50
    Spot on idea using the Carradice quick release, but suggest going for the camper longflap 25ltr saddlebag . I picked mine up from SJS Cycles,its ace.
    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carradice-ca ... r-prod606/
  • islwynislwyn Posts: 650
    Would this 25ltr one also work with a mount?

    Like this? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/carradice-sqr-s ... ft-system/
  • pdstsppdstsp Posts: 1,264
    Second the carradice range but if you are travelling that light you may want to look at the carradice barley - its much smaller but I have used it on credit card tours with no problem. I put clothes in a compression bag inside the barley, once this is done up it packs very small, sundries round the compression bag, topeak morph strapped to the D rings on top of the bag, together with jacket and bobs your uncle.

    As support I use http://www.wiggle.co.uk/carradice-bagma ... bag-mount/ - though mine is a year or so old and doesn't have the two struts attaching to the seat stays - presumably these are to stop the thing moving about, though with the low weight I carry this hasn't been a problem anyway. The bag attached to the mount and clips on and off in a couple of seconds.

    Completely agree about the backpack - I did a four day tour in South West France last year with two mates one of whom used a back pack despite our advice. On the last morning he finally admitted that he was in severe pain from the sweaty rubbing and general unsuitability of the thing!!
  • PHILATHAMPHILATHAM Posts: 50
    Would this 25ltr one also work with a mount?

    Like this? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/carradice-sqr-s ... ft-system/

    Yes its what I use
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    I am doing the same for a week starting tomorrow doing credit card stuff up the loire valley on ev6. I am using a topeak seatpost beam with a box attached which is about the size of a shoe box and holds about 8 litres which is plenty for clothes. Also a topeak handlebar bag for all the other bits like toiletries, phone, iPod etc. about 5 litres and I think this will be adequate. Minimal weight and shouldnt restrict too much. Have taken a back pack before ... Never again!
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Beware of seat post mounts with carbon posts btw. I am told its not a good idea!
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