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General Category => Freewheeling => Topic started by: Blodwyn Pig on June 23, 2019, 10:58:37 pm

Title: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 23, 2019, 10:58:37 pm
Just 'for the knowing' today I emptied the Nelson long flap that resides on Olive. This comprised...
Goretex paclite jacket and slip cover
Tool kit , puncture outfit etc
Spare Tube
Spare puncture outfit
1 set spare disc pads
Small 1/2 tube savlon
Brooks w/ proof seat cover
Kebab shop lemon hand wipes
Glasses and case
1/2 strip Ibuprofen

Total just over 1300g plus the Nelson c. 800g

Approx 2.1 kg plus 1/2 full water bottle.

NB. The paclite sits atop the nelson with straps, so this is 'running empty' without spare top, snacks etc
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: fd3 on June 25, 2019, 06:41:13 pm
Seems a bit light for all that stuff...
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: Kim on June 25, 2019, 09:23:06 pm
I weighed my default long-day-ride bag configuration some years ago, and it came out at the best part of 5 kilos after I'd factored in a couple of water bottles, a little food and spring/autumn levels of spare clothing.

It's mostly things I tend not to need, but wouldn't be without (waterproofs, tools, cafe lock etc), with a few bits and pieces that aren't worth the weight saving to leave at home (medication, ratchet strap, pen, tissues, batteries, etc).
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: Jakob W on June 25, 2019, 10:16:03 pm
I think my Barley on the Classic rack came in at a couple of kilos; I dread to think what the Camper Longflap weighs once I've got some stuff in there (I have been known to supplement the packed lunch with a book, picnic rug, trangia and kettle...)

OTOH, even if it's 5 kg that's still < 5% of my AUW, so for day rides I don't really bother taking stuff out; as Kim said, it's mostly things I'd rather not be without, or that won't make a material difference to the weight anyhow.
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: T42 on June 26, 2019, 07:57:14 am
I weighed the stuff that permanently rides in my handlebar bag last week - 985 grammes.  That includes spare batteries, gingerbread, a couple of bars and a bunch of small tools. On rides I add my phone & a camera.
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: fd3 on June 26, 2019, 10:59:24 am
I have not weighed the gear I take on the (short) commute, but I would estimate ~1kg.  Topeak saddlebag + Road Morph pump, spare tube, punct repair kit, tube, spanner*, multitool.  From that perspective expanding to a bag that will carry my lunch and adding in some waterproofs for a measly kg or so is value for mass.

*to supplement the one mounted on the saddle (boom boom)
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: UshCha on November 24, 2019, 08:42:57 pm
Normal load for my weekly rides,  add some extra gear dependent of the time of year and route

Jetboil,   3 TI mugs, 1 for bars, cigarette lighter and Swiss army Knife, 1 for small bike Lights and head torch, one empty for actual tea, containing a spoon,  tea, coffe, and cupa soup,  light weight chair (1kg), sit mat, Waterproof jacket (light weight), waterproof trousers, first Aid Kit.  Toilet spade and paper (so far unused but its come too close sometimes).  Spare money, tools, Cycle Cape,  Frying pan, wooden spatula , large TI spork, plate (chip Butties can be essential). Fairy Liquid ( try getting a Brompton tyre on without it), compass, camera,  normaly 0.75 l water. 

The scale refused to register beyond 5 kg , I guess close to the 10 kg limit.  Its great training for when I go cycle camping not much to add :-). 

A gentlemen must not allow standards to slip whilest on his travels.

Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: Ian H on November 24, 2019, 08:46:32 pm
There's no point in weighing it.  Just take what you need, no more and no less. 
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: andyoxon on February 09, 2020, 11:22:55 am
Pretty much what I take for any ride, including spare emergency lights, CO2, anker pack, kevlar spoke.  e.g. Saturday's 90km.  Don't think about the weight, however contents shown are ~1800g. (Barley ~660g/rack~330g).  Modified depending on ride length/temperature/ lighting. Add headtorch/remove CO2 etc.  Tyre tool may come out, in there after some bad p*ncture experiences (not with current Paselas 32C).  Still need box spanner as one one bike  - cantis/cable cradle/mudguards.

Kit goes into inner tote bag.

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Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: sg37409 on February 09, 2020, 11:37:09 am
Whats the champagne cork for ?
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: Canardly on February 09, 2020, 11:42:00 am
Sharp pointy thing?
Title: Re: Weight of 'everyday' saddlebag "stuff"
Post by: andyoxon on February 09, 2020, 11:45:30 am
Yep  ;D  What I could find to stick on end of screwdriver tip, to stop it poking through anything.  Once I had annoying problems with FD, and had nothing to adjust HL LL screws (multitool no good).  Thin screwdriver also useful for other things...