I had no idea how to crack this lock but i tried about 10 different techniques and found only one that worked.
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I removed my Blackburn rear rack and Origin8 Classique Sport saddle bag (think Carradice on the cheap) and replaced it with a water-resistant Outdoor Research gear bag I had laying around.
To install this setup I removed the seatpost and slid it through the loop at the bottom of the bag. I attached it to the Brooks B-17 Champion Special saddle with 2 toe straps from an unused set of pedals. The second toe strap is a bit redundant here, but I’ll need it if I decide to fill the bag with more stuff.
The whole setup weighs less than 3 ounces. It’s hardly what I’d call an elegant solution but let’s face it, the Rock Combo is hardly an elegant bike.
There IS less space in this setup but he bag fits a bunch in a small, rattle-free package. Random bits rattling around the Origin8 saddlebag is the reason for this modification anyway.
What I’m carrying now:
-2 spare tubes
-1 tire lever
-Park Tool patch kit
-Nashbar Allen wrench set
-Park Tool spoke tensioner
-4 zip ties
-1 large Zip Lock bag
-Alien multi tool
-1 bandanna (wraps all the tools nicely)
-2 latex gloves
-Tweezers (to remove the annoying bits that always get stuck in my tires on Detroit’s roads)
-Spare set of cables
-Spare master link
What there’s still room for if I unroll the rest of the gear bag:
-Treats/energy bars/trail mix
-Arm warmers or a reflective sash
Using this setup, I’d probably roll up and lash a windbreaker to the bottom…or maybe attach it to the saddle loops using velcro straps?
Total cost: .00. Total weight savings: about 3 1/2 pounds.