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Minimalist On Bike storage solutions

  • 23-10-2021 7:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 664 ✭✭✭ gn3dr


    This is a first world problem I know but - is there anyone else on here that has a little bit of obsession about trying to minimise the storage of tools etc. on the bike or at least make it look minimal.

    It's kind of bugging me a bit these days. I know the solution for some is no saddle bag and put the stuff in your pocket but pockets full of stuff bothers me too.


    I bought a Silca tool roll on here recently and while that was an improvement on my previous saddle bag it's still probably bigger than I'd like


    So I bought a few cheap Velcro, elastic and rubber mounted Zefal C02 cartridge mounts and pump mounts used the around the frame.

    Like this

    I was also considering using a tool storage fake bottle but was slow to lose the second drink bottle especially in summer.

    I bought a cheap one but haven't used it yet.


    Looking around Instagram tonight I came across this dual chamber bottle which is kind of interesting https://dibsports.com/collections/dib-bottle I might try one of these.

    And then there are the in bike tool storage solutions such as this https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/encase-system?gclid=CjwKCAjw5c6LBhBdEiwAP9ejGwMzlttHZRtn1OCXyin2885bLgsYuxR8soh6k-dtqkcDSWB5GG3VlhoC1EIQAvD_BwE where the tools are stored inside the bars (my Ritchey bars are the wrong shape though and these tools are also $$$)

    I've seen some other smart little solutions also such as one where the C02 cartridges are stored in a holder inside the crank set hollow axle.

    If I had a 3D printer I think I'd be trying all kinds of alternative holders and compartments

    (Sorry pics are all sideways - don't know how to rotate them)

    So are there other ideas out there or is this juts a lone obsession

    Or does everyone just have a normal saddle bag ?



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