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    Bike Bag not Ball Sack

    Anyone get a bike bag that is NOT a ball sack? I've tried several and not been happy with any of them:
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    They usually have a strap that holds it up tight up against the rear seat rails.

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    Must've installed it using the little head... I can almost see the loop for the supporting strap at the bottom of the pack, er sack.


    PS Have you tried to rig a strap to secure it to the rails in any case?
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    Me thinks you need to turn it over and use the straps as intended.
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    Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr
    Me thinks you need to turn it over and use the straps as intended.
    Yeh, I installed it upsidedown, but only because it was swinging like a ball sack.

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    That was too funny. Ball sack. Ha!

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    WTF??? I've never seen anyone mount a seat pack like that. small loop around seatpost. Strap over saddle rails and around bag to hold things tight. They all mount basically the same way.
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    it should tighten up enough to not swing around when mounted correctly. try again.
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    You must have an older one. They drop after the first year or so.

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    zip tie it to the rails so it doesnt flop around.. helps if its installed correctly to begin with.

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