Where do you Store your Lunchbox?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by MahatmaAndhi, 30 Jun 2019.

  1. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Ah, just like condoms!
     
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  2. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    Carradice saddle bag or barbag.
     
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  3. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Crown mount lights.

    Why not put a lightweight rear rack on? It's better than a bucket of a bar bag or a front basket...
     
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  4. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

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  5. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

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    another pannier user
     
  6. OP
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    MahatmaAndhi

    MahatmaAndhi Regular

    Location:
    Peterborough, UK
    Panniers won't work. The lunchbox would be on its side. The bag that fits on top of the rack is what I have now (see avatar). But I don't want a rack on my newest bike.

    The handlebar bag looked like the best option, but finding one big enough was a nightmare. But I think I have and it was a tenner. Waterproofing isn't a requirement so we'll see when it arrives.
     

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  7. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

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    Use your other bike for the commute? Nothing worse than trying to use the wrong bike for the job.
     
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  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Why wouldn’t you put a smart lightweight rack on new bike if using to commute? You could just take the bag on and off
     
  9. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    How big is the lunchbox? Have you considered switching to a bento- or tiffin-style tall one? Might also make it easier to fit in some barbag or saddlebag or attachment.
     
  10. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Location:
    Land of confusion
     
  11. OP
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    MahatmaAndhi

    MahatmaAndhi Regular

    Location:
    Peterborough, UK
    I'm pleased for you, but I have. Multiple times. As I said, I eat a lot of salads and leftovers from the night before (Bolognese, chilli etc) and have often found leakages. Get a new lunchbox? Sure. I could. But then I would still need to use a rack which I don't want to do. It's ugly and I would still need to buy a luggage bag to put on it as the one I have requires you thread five bits of Velcro through the rack to secure it in place, which is just tedious.

    I want simplicity. Pop it on. Take it off. And if I don't need to use whatever receptacle I happen to settle with, then I don't have some lingering remnants making my bike look ugly.
     
  12. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Location:
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    trick is to have a couple of kids who eat everything in sight, then squishy left over are not an issue .
     
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  13. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Tedious is having to ask what size the lunchbox is, repeatedly. ;)

    I suspect a huge bar bag without any ugly permanent bracket will droop and spill the lunch too.
     
  14. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Has the memory of a goldfish

    Location:
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    I think handlebar bags are uglier than pannier bags. But that's just me.
     
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  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Certainly on a drop bar bike
     
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