A Handlebar Bag Hack (and a newsletter ‘whooops’)
Our website might be called TravellingTwo but here’s a little secret: while Friedel does all of the writing, this site wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Andrew’s IT skills.
Leave anything technical up to Friedel and something’s bound to go wrong, as it did with our latest monthly newsletter. We told you about a handlebar bag that our friend Blanche put together by attaching a Klick-fix bracket to the back of a normal Ortlieb front pannier.
Unfortunately, Friedel made a mistake inserting the pictures so everyone on the mailing list saw an error rather than a handlebar bag. Whooooops…..
We debated sending out the newsletter again but instead opted to show you the pictures here.
Despite our technical mistake, a few readers understood what we were talking about and one wrote to share his experience with this idea.
I did this a few years ago using a Karrimor pannier but the temptation is to fill it and it the weight has an adverse effect on the steering. I eventually fitted a Brompton front carrier block to the headtube and used a Brompton bag. That way the weight is on the frame and has little effect on the steering. -Derek