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.

Blanche's Handlebar Bag

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

Comments

  1. Blanche
    24th October 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Hee Friedel, You made another mistake. Ok it’s my handlebar bag but not me but Douwe was the inventer 😉

  2. Blanche
    24th October 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    @Derek – I always fill it with leight weight things only. Raincoat, trousers, my money, snacks, maps and camera.

  3. Gary
    25th October 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Brilliant! I wish I’d seen it a few weeks ago though, before I bought my new bar bag 🙁

    Then I could have got an orange one to match my rear packs…

  4. Brooksie
    29th August 2014 at 2:44 am #

    Hi

    It’s a great site, I love it.

    But why was it necessary to blame Friedel for the site error?

    It was just a small problem where nobody died.

    Diminishing people isn’t a good way to travel this planet.

    Brooksie

    • friedel
      10th September 2014 at 2:08 pm #

      Hi, it’s Friedel. I wrote the post and it was meant as a friendly self-inflicted jibe. No serious blame intended 🙂

  5. Pamela
    24th July 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    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 —– Can you please tell me how you did this? thank you!

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