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I have the exact same setup: On the end of the bag, I clipped it to the panniers using the built-in clips, as you're doing, but I would not trust this to keep the bag stationary. I just bought one of those big containers of bungee cords of different lengths from Canadian Tire, and used the two shortest ones to go around the bag's middle. It looks like I ...


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I'd go with a couple of bungee cords, maybe the adjustable-length ones. That's probably going to be more versatile and adaptable than something more specialized. There are some flat adjustable bungees, like these: http://www.amazon.com/ROK-Straps-Adjustable-Loop-Thru-BLACK/dp/B008ETMV8I That particular type is attached on either side such that you can ...


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Saddle bags of different sizes used to be common for road bike touring in Europe. One popular brand was Carradice of Nelson. These days most people on similar trips seem to prefer small backpacks. I personally used one for a supported trip through Switzerland. The bag was roughly the same size as yours, and it definitely interfered with bike handling. The ...


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I have seen similar setups for MTB touring that use a large seatpack, a frame pack and a handlebar pack to get enough capacity. This setup also allows a better weight balance. Bikepacking.net is a good site for getting ideas for different setups. This site might also give you some ideas as well. I know we aren't supposed to recommend gear, but I've been ...


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I have carried a laptop on my commute bike for closing in on 15 years now. Mainly in panniers (saddle bags). For a little while in a courier bag when when I was young and dumb. For what it is worth (aka the dangers of anecdotal evidence) I didn't have any laptop failures directly related to a bike trip. I even toured with a 17inch laptop across 800 km of ...


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There are good bike bags for lap tops. Need water proof, padding, and solid mounting. Mount and unmount rapidly. Also consider how it carries off the bike. Does it look like a brief case so you can use it like a brief case during the day. To deal with length on the front wheel can help - that is how I carry. I don't like putting out a names but like the ...


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I haven't carried a laptop in a saddle bag but I have used them a fair amount. You can definitely find a waterproof saddle bag that will carry a laptop. If your commute is smooth (i.e. pavement) your laptop should be fine. Two things to consider when choosing a saddle bag: 1) Ease of removal/attachment. Unless you are going to leave it on all the ...



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