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MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby Ray Young » Thu May 10, 2012 5:00 pm

Buy a crud guard "fast fender" front mudguard from chain reaction cycles for £7.99 with free P&P.
Cut off the mudguard bit, mount to bars, adjust to desired angle and tighten up the bolts.
Job done.

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I was going to use the whole mudguard but my dry bag would not fit in the gap between the bar and mudguard.
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby gairym » Thu May 10, 2012 6:00 pm

ingenious!

have you used it in anger yet....?

i've been looking for a cheap alternative to a wildcat mountain lion (as i've spent WAAAY too much on all things bikey of late - sorry Ian!) to use on my 29er and this looks perfect.

let me know how it performs.
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Postby Ray Young » Thu May 10, 2012 6:16 pm

Hi Gairy, no not field tested yet but I don't think it will move as it's mounted pretty tight and the dry bag is mounted tightly to the bars. If it does move then I was thinking of putting a star nut into the bottom of the steerer and running a small support up to the bottom of it. I am hoping to field test it this saturday and will let you know how it works.
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby gairym » Thu May 10, 2012 6:51 pm

cool, let me know how it goes.....

with stuff like some dry clothes and/or a sleeping bag in the mounted dry bag it's not like it's going to be massively heavy and so i imagine it'll work fine.
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby Ray Young » Sat May 12, 2012 12:53 pm

Loaded up the 8L bar bag I use with the stuff I would normally put in there (down jacket, change of clothes etc) and went for a ride in the Pentlands. Didn't budge at all, not one millimetre, job's a good un.
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby gairym » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:41 am

hi ray,

i'm currently researching alternative ideas (incase the Wildcat Gear 'Mountain Lion' doesn't arrive before i leave on my big trip on Sunday) and i'm re-visiting this option.

luckily i bought one of these mudguards a while back and have cut it down and fitted it and all seems to be fine.

my question is this:

are you still using yours....?

is it still working....?

any problems....?

i've got my fingers crossed that the Mountain Lion will make it in time (the French postal system likes to make people sweat) but just want to examine my other options 'just-in-case'.

let me know.

cheers, gairy.
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby didnothingfatal » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:02 pm

gairym wrote:i'm currently researching alternative ideas (incase the Wildcat Gear 'Mountain Lion' doesn't arrive before i leave on my big trip on Sunday) and i'm re-visiting this option.
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Nothing like being organised ;)
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Postby gairym » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:06 pm

didnothingfatal wrote:Nothing like being organised ;)


yeah, it was a last minute idea but it's also the French postal system being slow.

am just off to the shops to see if it's arrived today.....
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Postby Ray Young » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:19 pm

Hi gairy, yes still using mine, it's been used on three outings and it works just fine, never had to tighten or adjust it. Have a good trip whatever choice you end up making.
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Postby didnothingfatal » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:23 pm

gairym wrote:
didnothingfatal wrote:Nothing like being organised ;)


yeah, it was a last minute idea but it's also the French postal system being slow.

am just off to the shops to see if it's arrived today.....


Shouldn't laugh, I'm waiting on delivery from Alaska, before I hit Switzerland :?
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Postby gairym » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:30 pm

Ray Young wrote:Hi gairy, yes still using mine, it's been used on three outings and it works just fine, never had to tighten or adjust it. Have a good trip whatever choice you end up making.


great, good to know.

it's a great little solution and one i'll be using if the Mountain Lion doesn't make it in time :D

didnothingfatal wrote:Shouldn't laugh, I'm waiting on delivery from Alaska, before I hit Switzerland


yeah, it doesn't matter how long you plan something there'll always be last minute panic-based purchases and/or changes of kit/routes/bikes etc...
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby gairym » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:26 pm

ok, crisis averted - the gear arrived.

i still think i'll use this solution in the future though as it's a great little fix.

the mountain lion took me some time to set-up (i've been uber-tired lately) but everything is now sorted and i'm off in the morning!

cheerio, gairy.
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Re: MYOG Easy bar bag/headtube anti rub device for £7.99

Postby restlessshawn » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:28 pm

I bought a Revelate sling before the mountain lion was available and wasn't too impressed with the way it was gonna polish the headtube. I took a more permanent approach with my on one forks, since they were steel, to give me something to attach the lower strap to and keep the bag off the headtube

...actually I didn't care about the headtube just didn't want my king headset rubbed to death!

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Postby vorlich » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:18 pm

Excellent job. I think I saw this posted at STW, but had forgotten about it. Just ordered one to try myself.
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