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    Default tiny saddle bag?

    I stole this bag from my girlfriend.

    Its perfect 5x6x12cm has only one strap holds 1 road tube, 2 tire levers, 1 5mm allen wrench, 1 4mm allen wrench . . . . nothing else

    Made by Cannondale (but its discontinued).

    Everything else I've looked at is bigger or holds the tube vertically instead of horizontally.

    Suggestions.
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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    Looks nice. It's all you need. What model seat is that?

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    You specifically said horizontal instead of vertical, but I'll still throw this out there.
    I had one of these strapped to my bike until I decided to just carry this stuff in my jersey pockets.




    Still have one on the mtn bike.

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    Quote Originally Posted by bellman View Post
    Looks nice. It's all you need. What model seat is that?
    That's a specialized Toupe

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellman View Post
    Looks nice. It's all you need. What model seat is that?
    Seat is Specialized Toupe 143.
    Seatpost is a KCNC Titanium thing (traded 3 photos for it.)
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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    I use this thing.

    http://www.lezyne.com/products/bags-...caddy-s-1.html


    works perfectly and it quite small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBLANDE View Post
    I use this thing.

    http://www.lezyne.com/products/bags-...caddy-s-1.html


    works perfectly and it quite small.
    JB when you have a chance would you mind measuring LxWxD of the Lezyne? I can't seem to find it online. (My online smartness might be broked today)/
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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    The smaller Pedros' Blowout bag is pretty small and holds the tube on it's side. It's made from an inner tube so it can be compressed a lot according to the load. Two straps though, but I never had any rubbing issues.

    Mine finally fell apart this year and I replaced it with an Arundel Dual. I like it better.

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    If you don't mind something not being bespoke (it's a stupid bike bag), Performance Transit bags are great. I cannot seem to wear mine out.

    $8

    3x3x5"

    fit's a tube, tire lever, and CO2, with a strappy for a blinky light too.
    Last edited by lavi; 06-03-2010 at 02:53 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    false_aesthetic

    i am out of town until next monday, but will measure it when i get home.

    here's what i have in mine: a single latex tube, two levers, one co2, plus the screw on co2 valve, in the outside minitool and cash. it is filled to the brim.

    i will measure and let you know. but it is tiny and really hides under the saddle. no possibility of leg rub, no drooping. really the perfect small bag.

    will post exact measurements at the start of next week if you'd like.

    jbl

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    Pedro's smallest Blowout Bag is really good. No strap around the seattube and it sits horizontally.


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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    I bought the biggest Pedro's bag, and it's still pretty small. I've started carrying a spare tire, so the small tube bag doesn't quite cut it. Maybe if I build myself a go-fast bike I'll start using it again

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    Arundel Dual. Small, functional, elegant.



    Get one from Svelte.
    GO!

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    FA - I have a bunch of smallish bags at home in the parts bin. I'll measure and take some pics. We can make a deal.

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    I asked this question a while back and while I did get the normal "lame thread" responses. I also got a nice suggestion for the Sci Con elan extra small which looks a bunch like the one you are showing
    I can squeeze a tube, levers, patches and a co2 nozzle/cartridge

    here it is on my 'zetti

    I bought a bunch for $10 each on ebay. BTW the sci con logo comes off with a little destitching
    http://store.icyclesusa.com/sci-con-...rce=googlebase

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    Default Re: tiny saddle bag?

    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    Arundel Dual. Small, functional, elegant.



    Get one from Svelte.
    +1

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    Default Re: not so tiny saddle bag?

    this one will only hold three or four beers, and some of your cycling chit. i think i lost some money in there somewhere...

    bigsaddlebag.jpg


    i _do_ want a tiny bar bag for camera and another small item...for quick access and to get them out of my pockets. all the effing bar bags i see are monsters.

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    Default Re: not so tiny saddle bag?

    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    this one will only hold three or four beers, and some of your cycling chit. i think i lost some money in there somewhere...
    See, that reminds me of my Ortleib seat bag which is big enough for a six pack -- of Foster's depth charges. I've been accused of carrying a severed head in there, but nobody has asked to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davids View Post
    Arundel Dual. Small, functional, elegant.



    Get one from Svelte.
    arundel sexy
    elysian
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    Default Re: not so tiny saddle bag?

    Quote Originally Posted by EricKeller View Post
    I've been accused of carrying a severed head in there, but nobody has asked to see it.
    I completely understand the appeal of tiny nutsacks...oops, I mean tiny seatpacks...from an aesthetic point of view. In fact, if I had my druthers, I wouldn't have any seatpack at all. I think a road bike looks its best sans seatpack.

    However,

    A) I've had two flats on the same ride enough times to always want two tubes with me; and
    B) There have been so many times when the sheer convenience of being able to stuff a vest, or a jacket (!), or a sandwich, or a beer, or yes, even an entire severed human head, into a saddlebag has made me think "Why would I ever give up this big ugly thing?"

    So I remain torn...

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