Fixed Gear Friday: OYB Bag


12″ Sub inside my OYB bag.

Some of you may remember this little bag from Outyourbackdoor.com, but since my post was a casualty of Mr. Hacker, I think it’s worth mentioning again.

This little $35 bag is a saddle bag, handlebar bag, pannier, or a man purse.

It’s 10″x8″x4″ and is great for carrying all manner of daily-use goodies, including wine bottles.

The way the bag works is that each bag comes with 3 small leather buckle-straps stowed in the front pouch. To use as a bar-bag, tuck shoulder-strap into main-pouch and thread 2 leather straps thru the big D-rings to the bars and 1 strap around the head-tube thru the waist-strap D-rings. To use as a saddle-bag, here’s where it gets neat: Each main-strap D-ring has a 1/4″ section removed beneath its attachment loop—shove the canvas aside and clip each D-ring thru your saddle rail or bag-loop, then use a leather-strap to afix to the seatpost. Presto!

I attached it to the Brooks Saddle of my Swobo Sanchez and it has become extremely useful. I can carry a T-shirt, shorts, a tube and my CO2 pump in that little bag. Today, I used it to carry my 12″ Sub that I got for lunch. So if you are looking for a small inexpensive do-it all bag, I highly recommend the OYB Bag.


3 Comments

  1. Quinn January 12, 2008 9:45 am 

    I have definantly thought about getting this bag, 2 things though,
    where does the Red Blinky go?
    can it be a (rack) trunk bag?

  2. Moe January 12, 2008 9:50 am 

    The blinky goes on my helmet or the seatstays. It can also be used as a pannier that can attach to your rack. I reckon you can attach it as a trunk with bungie cords or a net.

  3. Raiyn February 18, 2009 3:05 pm 

    I got mine for Xmas this year. Great bag

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