Re: [CR]TA bike bags...how to?


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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 22:47:34 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]TA bike bags...how to?
To: francopedia@yahoo.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 8/31/01 9:35:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time, francopedia@yahoo.com writes:

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As a side note, I can't believe that price! Wow! John barron scores again big time!

Re: the attachment.. Yes, Mark is correct when he says the straps go around the handlebar and the elastic loop catches around the rearmost portion of the stem. That was how the bag was designed to be used....

But in the 1970s, the rack described by Keith Kessel, << a wire rack that goes over the stem and butts up against the handlebars>> came out to improve that bag mounting. I am pretty sure it was made by Park of tool fame. It pushed the bag forward (so "safety levers" could be used!) and suspended it. It was a heavy rack though and had no shock cords or steadying method to keep it from bouncing around. We used a bungee around the head tube below the lower headset race to help with that.....

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina