Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby voogan » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:23 pm

Hi all,
Has anyone any advice on problems using a handle bar bag with sti levers.
Probably going down the Vivente World Randoneer track and wanting to make an informed decision on which
Many thanks,
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by BNA » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:46 pm


Re: Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby il padrone » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:46 pm

If you're worried about your Shimano STi cables conflicting with the handlebar bag, try this solution (use V-brake noodles)

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Re: Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby Blakeylonger » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:51 pm

Or just use sram. Or campy. Or 105 and above shimano levers made in the last few years.
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Re: Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby RonK » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:53 pm

It's not much of a problem. :D The VWR is an excellent choice, and there is the option of having it with trekking bars. I don't have a problem mounting a medium Ortlieb Utlimate 5 using a Rixen Kaul mount with an extender.

I tried using v-brake noodles, but they didn't improve the shifting at all, or the clearance much. :shock:

So I just lengthened the cables a little and routed them through the RK mount. And installed the barrel adjusters.
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Re: Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby durianrider » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:52 am

I use sram red and shimano 9000 so no cables flapping around. Pretty hard to find a new bike these days over 1500$ with cables sticking out.
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Re: Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby benj » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:18 pm

i toured around with a carradice camper as a handlebar bag with campy levers, i didnt really have any problems with shifting unless i put too much stuff in the side pockets.
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Re: Handle bar bags and Sti levers

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:33 pm

As the others have said your only real choice is an upgrade to 10 speed Shimano, SRAM or any Campagnolo drivetrain. It's sounds expensive to me. I think the easiest option is to convert to standard brake levers and bar end shifters. You certainly don't need STi shifting on tour.
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