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Flat kit storage solutions...

Soliciting opinions on the best way to carry a flat kit. Doing all my riding on the trainer this year, and only short races, I haven’t had to think about it. Getting ready for a full and have a bta bottle for Infinit, elite bottle on the downtube for more Infinit, and tririg beta for water/Gatorade pickups. How do you stuff a flat kit under your seat where it will stay put? If it matters saddle is Cobb 55. Is running two bottles behind the saddle insanely slower than a single? If not I could just stuff it in a bottle.

Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though

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    I've only ever done a 70.3 so excuse my ignorance but unless there are no aid stations why are you carrying so much? Just swap bottles.

    Awaits education in 5, 4, 3......
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    I’m a big fan of my premixed Infinit. Planning a 5 hour split I’ll have 2 2.5 hour bottles. It’s just easier starting with them rather than mixing on the go, or stopping at special needs to pick up a bottle.

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    edited August 11

    Doing all my riding on the trainer this year

    Edit: I quoted this so I could sad-face it but now I see I can't react to my own post. :anguished:
    Robert RankinKenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebstey

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    edited August 11
    kjrunnin said:

    Doing all my riding on the trainer this year

    Hush Canadians ;) it was the kid, not the weather, that forced me inside
    kjrunninTad_MachrowiczAaronWebstey

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    Two bottle behind the saddle should be almost drag neutral, since the low-pressure zone behind your chamois is now filled.


    Robert RankinAaronWebsteyBrent_R
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    Depending on what you want to carry, you could take a tube, 2 co2 cartridges, & tire lever (if you need it), electrical tape it all together, then get 2 velco straps, run them through the seat rails, tuck the flat package up between the rails as tight as possible and join the velcro together. I did this with just a spare tube. Has been tucked under the seat for 2 years and hasn't moved yet. These straps work really well because you can cinch them pretty tight.


    M_WareRobert RankinMattellsworth53tShepherd
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    edited August 12
    I think I've got a pretty good setup for this. I use the Profile Design RM, basically the same as a Beta. When I have one bottle behind, I use a couple of these:
    http://www.profile-design.com/product/accessories/co2-mounting-brackets/
    Lets me mount two CO2 and a pump head within the shadow of the bottle cage. If you want a multi tool, fixit sticks can be added.

    I wrap a spare around a lever and tuck it under the saddle.

    Edit:
    Found a pic. I don't have the CO2 on at the moment, though, and the PD bracket & pump are rotated around a bit.
    Robert Rankin
    First #BAAW Badge Recipient
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    What?

    You mean you don't want to spend $8,000 on a bike and have to zip tie your shit under the saddle???

    I won't buy a new bike that hasn't figured this shit out yet.
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    I race with the rear storage box that came with my E117+
    It holds my pump, levers, 2 tubes, and an airline bottle of wine for me to drink while I wait for someone to come along & fix my flat.
    KenElPescadoPeladoM_WareRobert RankinAaronWebsteyCraig DMattBrent_REvan

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    dhr said:

    What?

    You mean you don't want to spend $8,000 on a bike and have to zip tie your shit under the saddle???

    I won't buy a new bike that hasn't figured this shit out yet.

    I’m okay with zip ties :) Got my bike at cost, and it’s only $6k. Until now my Felt has the Torhans bottle. Liking the co2 brackets. Just need to carry a co2, tube, and chuck.

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    dhr said:

    What?

    You mean you don't want to spend $8,000 on a bike and have to zip tie your shit under the saddle???

    I won't buy a new bike that hasn't figured this shit out yet.

    Agree. Also for a $4-5k bike they can't figure out how to hide a Di2 junction box somewhere in the frame rather than strap it to the handlebar. It's like amateur hour with some of these bike companies.
    AaronWebsteydhr
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    I have mine stuffed in my Bento box. If you are not carrying any gels or solid nutrition this is always an option. Two bottles behind the seat is also an option and really isn't any worse than a single
    Robert Rankin
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    @Matt , so disappointed you haven't posted the GIF of the condom and lube solution to this problem....
    scottyCraig DRobert RankinMatt

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    @Matt , so disappointed you haven't posted the GIF of the condom and lube solution to this problem....

    It's not a solution. It's a lifestyle.

    Tad_MachrowiczCraig DRobert Rankinsimonsen77kjrunninMatt
    ______


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    jayrod said:

    I have mine stuffed in my Bento box. If you are not carrying any gels or solid nutrition this is always an option. Two bottles behind the seat is also an option and really isn't any worse than a single

    I’ll probably go with two bottles if I can’t figure out a way to cram it under the seat. No tube bosses on the bike, so no bento
    Tad_Machrowicz

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    FWIW @Robert Rankin , I have a "bottle" tool case with a wide mouth screw top. Many I've seen are the design I have. Stays in the holder great, but the top unscrewed on a long ride once. Had to ride back many miles, and fortunately someone kind found my car keys and other things and displayed them on the trail bridge. Now I tape the top.
    I'd go with either a standard bottle or if you go custom, this is cool


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    scotty said:

    @Matt , so disappointed you haven't posted the GIF of the condom and lube solution to this problem....

    It's not a solution. It's a lifestyle.


    Well, @Robert Rankin said he uses a saddle, so my normal recommendation of 'using just an aero seatpost' is not going to cut it.



    Robert RankinCraig DjayrodwchevronAaronWebsteyTad_Machrowiczsimonsen77HensatcBrendo78Brent_RRashShepherdKenElPescadoPelado
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    @Matt clear, informative, visual aides, juuuust more than 50% asshole ... this may be a perfect TRS post
    M_WareMattTad_MachrowiczKenElPescadoPelado
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    After a longer ride this morning I’m thinking I’ll just use a refillable bottle up front and aero downtube and just put the flat kit in a bottle behind the saddle. I’m apparently not flexible enough to reach back there while in aero anyway.

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    I was wondering how long it would be until someone suggested keistering...
    scotty said:

    @Matt , so disappointed you haven't posted the GIF of the condom and lube solution to this problem....

    It's not a solution. It's a lifestyle.

    I was wondering how long it would be until someone suggested keistering...

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