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techno
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thigh rub

Post by techno » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:17 am

This isn't a question about chafing.
I have the following problem. my thighs whack on my seat pack (small alpkit koala) where it mounts to the seatpost.
Has anyone else had this problem and what was your solution?
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Re: thigh rub

Post by AlexGold » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:56 pm

I have large legs and had a similar issue, I solved it with a carradice and a bagman. Not sexy I know, but as a bonus I can actually get to the contents easily!

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Re: thigh rub

Post by techno » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:11 pm

AlexGold wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:56 pm
I have large legs and had a similar issue, I solved it with a carradice and a bagman. Not sexy I know, but as a bonus I can actually get to the contents easily!
that's an option. but i think it might not cope well with rougher terrain?

edit:
this looks good, like it would push the bag back a fair bit: https://ridepdw.com/products/bindle-rac ... 4752815873
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lighter than a bagman rack and would accept on of my current dry bags too.
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Re: thigh rub

Post by PaulE » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:29 pm

I have the same problem, and solved it by taping a spare tube to the back of my seat post so it spaces the bag about 20mm back. Make sure that the bag's not rubbing on the tube though!
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Re: thigh rub

Post by techno » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm

PaulE wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:29 pm
I have the same problem, and solved it by taping a spare tube to the back of my seat post so it spaces the bag about 20mm back. Make sure that the bag's not rubbing on the tube though!
Neat! Dual use, I like it.
Only issue I can forsee is that because I run tubeless if I need the tube I then won't have something to replace it. Hmmmmmm.....
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Re: thigh rub

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:36 pm

Only issue I can forsee is that because I run tubeless if I need the tube I then won't have something to replace it.
Surely you could use a piece of anything to perform the task? Some pipe lagging perhaps - weighs nowt and would provide a handy if very small pillow :-bd

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Re: thigh rub

Post by PaulE » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:47 pm

techno mail wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm
PaulE wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:29 pm
I have the same problem, and solved it by taping a spare tube to the back of my seat post so it spaces the bag about 20mm back. Make sure that the bag's not rubbing on the tube though!
Neat! Dual use, I like it.
Only issue I can forsee is that because I run tubeless if I need the tube I then won't have something to replace it. Hmmmmmm.....
Crap...never thought of that! I too run tubeless... I guess I'd bodge something in there or just put up with a tad of thigh rub...
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Re: thigh rub

Post by rocklobstercat » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:55 pm

Just make sure the bag near the seatpost stays a tapered shape after packing. Sometimes it can bulge causing thigh rub. I normally squeeze this part of the bag together after packing to ensure this.

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Re: thigh rub

Post by techno » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:22 pm

rocklobstercat wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Just make sure the bag near the seatpost stays a tapered shape after packing. Sometimes it can bulge causing thigh rub. I normally squeeze this part of the bag together after packing to ensure this.
Yeah that's a great point. I might have to try a different way of loading the bag.
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