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Lightweight Credit Card Bike Touring With Banjo Eric

Lightweight Credit Card Bike Touring With Banjo Eric

If you are lucky and work hard enough you save enough extra cash to spend on a dream vacation. For me that dream was a months-long bike tour in France. Finding the free time to do it was another matter – my own experience had been either having either time or money, but not simultaneously. So it was after working for 6 years after college, paying off my school loans and a car – I was rich by my standards but had 15 days of vacation/sick time per year. I then made the somewhat irrational plan to quit my job in the Spring of 1996 and tour through France for 3+ months.

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Product Review: Banjo Brothers Medium Canvas Saddle Bag for Cyclists

Click the link to read the full review, including Arleigh's challenges installing the bag on her saddle and her general opinion about Brooks Saddles.
This review was done by Arleigh Greenwald at Bikeshopgirl.com.
Bikeshop Girl's Overall Conclusion to the review of the Canvas Cycling Saddlebag:

I really enjoy this bag. Packing a lunch or my huge SLR camera is not difficult. The bag is not completely waterproof so keep electronics and valuables in a zip lock bag. I went through torrential downpour a couple nights and had success with things at the bottom of my bag surviving.

"I went through torrential downpour a couple nights and had success with things at the bottom of my bag surviving."

Having the weight under you instead of on the front as most people like is better for handling. The price is right at $69.99 as it carries what I normally put in a pannier which runs about that same price. I haven’t seen one of these (Minnehaha Medium Canvas Saddlebag) bags in a bike shop yet during my travels. Ordering directly from Banjo Brothers will be the easiest option.

This article was originally written by me and published at CommuteByBike.com in 2009. Disclaimer: This bag was provided at no charge for review.

Fan Mail Redux: The Banjo Brothers Frame Packs

Fan Mail Redux: The Banjo Brothers Frame Packs

The two-man wrecking crew at Banjo Brothers love to get fan mail. It warms our cockles to know the products we make hold up top the rigors of your adventures.  We are very pleased that Jeff Frane, the heart-beat of All-City Cycles, trusts our gear to get the job done.

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