Saddlebag - do I need a bracket?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by banjoblues, 16 Aug 2007.

  1. banjoblues

    banjoblues New Member

    I'm thinking of gettng a Carradice saddlebag, propbably the "Barley". I've got a Brooks B17 saddle with loops so will I need a separate bracket to support the bottom of the bag?
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Yes you will, otherwise the thing will be swing about and drive you nuts. I haven't use a saddlebag for years, but you should be able to get something to clamp on your seatpost for it to sit on.
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Mmmmm. I have seen them used "without" and they seemed okay apart from waving about a bit. I have seen them used "with" and they seemed better.
  4. vince

    vince New Member

    Bike Plus seem to have run out of the support things though. Does anywhere else sell them?
  5. carradice sell them direct i think.
  6. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    My saddle bag fastens around the seat post.Why will yours not do that.
  7. Star_Rover

    Star_Rover New Member

    The barley comes with a strap to fasten round the seatpost. Secures it enough, I never notice any swaying. The SQR bracket is pretty good though, if your going to be taking the bag off and on frequently. Got mine from SJS.
    You could get the Bagman bracket but can't see that you'd be carrying enough in the Barley to require that much support.
  8. OP

    banjoblues New Member

    thanks folks

    waiting for it to arrive - we'll see how I get on
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