Discussion in 'Commuting' started by MahatmaAndhi, 30 Jun 2019.
Ah, just like condoms!
Carradice saddle bag or barbag.
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...
Either fit a rear rack and then get either panniers or a rack pack---something like this. Fits on top of the rack, easily removable when you want to carry your lunch to the workplace.
another pannier user
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.
Use your other bike for the commute? Nothing worse than trying to use the wrong bike for the job.
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
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.
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.
trick is to have a couple of kids who eat everything in sight, then squishy left over are not an issue .
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.
I think handlebar bags are uglier than pannier bags. But that's just me.
Certainly on a drop bar bike
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