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Thread: Side Effect as a Handlebar Bag

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    Registered User WendyK's Avatar
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    Using a side effect as a handlebar bag is a great idea! Can't wait to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick View Post
    Hi!

    Has anyone tried this with the Lead's Pocket + ice axe straps (or lash straps, but they may be a little long)?

    You could run the two straps through the webbing loops where you attach the annex clips in order to fasten the Lead's Pocket to the Guide's Pack, and then run those straps around your handlebars. Yeah?

    Add to that a coyote brown waist strap, and you can take the Lead's Pocket with you around your waist as you walk away from your bike (is that waist strap available separate from the Guide's Pack?).
    Doesn't seem to have any options to buy the coyote waist strap separate. I've asked about buying the coyote key strap before, but they're not going to do that yet. Would love the option for both items to be available separately.
    The Lead's Pocket is quite a bit larger than the Side Effect though, would it be bulky on the bike?
    Also, cos of the larger size, perhaps using the Smart Alec's GateKeeper's Straps might be more secure?
    Last edited by icebeng; 05-27-2014 at 07:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorayme View Post
    I got one before I got my bike and was then unsure of how to attach it to the bike in a way that was both secure, but non marring to the handlebars. My original though, that I sadly quickly dismissed, of two key straps into the end o-rings did the trick!

    Awesome! Which straps did you end up using? I'm planning on getting a Pilot soon to use as a diaper bag and have been trying to figure out a slick way to attach it to the handle of a stroller.
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    Pure genius, thx for the idea! Another great use for my awesome Side Effect!! My kids think I'm nuts but that's ok, haha

    Here it is, attached to my Trek Hybrid! House keys, wallet & iPhone inside the SE.

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    That picture looks great, Jeff A! Looking forward to using my SE this way when I dust off my bike next Summer (we're in the middle of a wet winter at the moment)


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    Quote Originally Posted by WenV View Post
    That picture looks great, Jeff A! Looking forward to using my SE this way when I dust off my bike next Summer (we're in the middle of a wet winter at the moment)


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    Thanks! That pic was pre-bike trip. During the actual ride the keystraps slide down towards the center but that's ok, it worked great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by happig42 View Post
    Awesome! Which straps did you end up using? I'm planning on getting a Pilot soon to use as a diaper bag and have been trying to figure out a slick way to attach it to the handle of a stroller.
    I used the regular black 8" Keystraps.
    I really, really like TB Bags!

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