Sheldon Brown's Raleigh Competition "Superbe" Previous Home Next

14-bag-spacer-right

I like to sit pretty far back on the saddle, and traditional touring bags tend to bump into my thighs if mounted in the standard manner. I have dealt with this by making a standoff from a piece of 2x3. I bored a 1 1/8 hole edgewise through a scrap 2x3, then cut it apart down the middle of the hole. This creates a nice semicircular fit against the seatpost. The stock Brooks seatpost strap wasn't long enough to reach around this, so I cut an old toe strap down to size. A staple keeps the spacer block and strap together when the bag is off the bike.

Sheldon Brown's Personal Pages
Books Boston My
Bicycles
My
Family
La Belle
France
Home
Page
My
Hotlists
Humor My
Journal
Misc. My
Music
My
Photography
Québec Radio

Articles by Sheldon Brown and others
Harris
Home
Beginners Brakes Commuting
Lights
Cycle-
Computers
Do-It-
Yourself
Essays
Family
Cycling
Fixed Gear
Singlespeed
Frames Gears &
Drivetrain
Bicycle
Humor
Bicycle
Glossary
Bicycle
Links
Old
Bikes
Repair
Tips
Tandems Touring What's
New
Wheels Sheldon
Brown

URL http://sheldonbrown.org/raleigh-competition