I like the idea of a bar bag but not the attachment brackets, but it occurs to me that there would seem to be no reason you couldn't fit an SQR type thing to the headtube if there is room?I prefer a bar bag for camera etc, stuff you need to access quickly.
When i was living in London 1968-1971 I had one of the larger saddle bag units for Youth Hostelling.
One recollection is that with the weight high up compared to panniers if you let the bike tilt when parking etc it was quite hard to pull upright again.
They do seem good value as they come with the SQR kit included.Get an SQR Tour (I think there are two sizes). I have the larger and it's great, side pockets and a good size. I bought an extra fitting block so I can easily move it from bike to bike. Being easily detachable means it's no faff when stopping mid ride at cafes aswell.
I thought 'going mouldy' was a part of the natural ageing process of a Carradice, hasn't hurt mine.My dad has apparently got rid of his Nelson Longflap (or it might have been a camper - it was massive, anyway) because it went mouldy in the garage! Can you believe it! I asked him if he still had it so I could 'borrow' it :-)
Yes my Nelson LF did thousands of miles on my commuter bike and now resides behind the seat on my Hase Kettwiesel recumbent trike. I find it carries emergency tools, waterproof and a sweater with room for a bit of shopping too.My dad has apparently got rid of his Nelson Longflap (or it might have been a camper - it was massive, anyway) because it went mouldy in the garage! Can you believe it! I asked him if he still had it so I could 'borrow' it :-)
The old ones are rubbish. Leak like sieves. Straps all about to fail and baggier than a baggy thing.
The Carradice lightweight Audax might fit the bill Lighter and seems more robust to me.
Heretics . I will have no sympathy when some bearded CTC types run you down with there Dawes Galaxys. Well when they’re finished there tea and cake.The saddlebags are a faff. The buckles are fiddly (get the Super C version to avoid this) and they chafe your legs on most frames unless you spend nearly as much again on a heavy, ugly Bagman support.
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