Saddle Bags galore

Saddle Bags are these really useful pouches that sit just below the saddle, used to carry paraphernalia you would need when you ride out – puncture kit, tools, money etc.

Due to the lack of nice Saddle Bags available here, BumsOnTheSaddle decided to go ahead and make our own.

My Saddle bag turned inside out (click for details)

Spare tube – A spare tube is always useful on a ride. If you do have a puncture, just swap the bad tube out and continue the ride with the new tube and the puncture can be fixed once you get back home

Tire levers – The plastic Tire leavers are useful to pry the tire off the rim. Being plastic these dont damage the rims.

Patches and Rubber glue– Used to fix the puncture.

Rough Surface – Used to roughen up the tire surface for the rubber glue to sit properly.

Allen Key – to tighten up loose ends.

apart from these there is also a separate compartment meant to carry valuables like cash, cellphones etc.

The Saddle Bag sitting on a Trek 4300

One of the best things that I like about the saddle bag is that I dont have to carry a bag any more just to carry tools on the shorter rides.


Just the Saddle bag would cost – Rs. 300

A completely loaded Saddle bag ( Spare tube, puncture kit and some tools ) would cost around Rs. 600 depending upon the quality of the Spare tube.

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Rohan Kini

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether it's a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service. I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling. DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading

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