- Frame Straps for tube/levers etc
I’ve got a Louri. Nice quality bit of kit but it didn’t seem to work out for what I wanted to do with it.
(Still in its packet unused, the limited edition Jo Burt flowers one. Might sell it, maybe.)
I’ve gone with rolling my stuff up into a 3 litre Alpkit Airlok Plus and velcro strapping it to the top of the seat stays—but that’s on a road/gravel bike with guards.Posted 4 months agowelshfarmerSubscriber
Tube on my Gnarr bike is fixed with a Louri strap. Been on there 6 months and not moved a mm. Very strong and well made. I tried one of the £2 Polaris ones and after 1 ride (a bit muddy) it worked loose and the velcro no longer worked. Went straight in the bin.Posted 4 months agosl2000Subscriber
No problems with the Polaris Fixies for me. I’ve used them for a year, haven’t had a hint of them coming loose in any conditions, and think they’re brilliant. Use them full length on a fat-tubed bike and cut down on skinny steel tubes. And they’re only 70p each in the 10 pack: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Polaris-Fixies-Fastening-Straps-10-Pack/202290268735Posted 4 months agoKryton57Subscriber
lots of cheap options on ebay:Posted 4 months agosl2000Subscriber
lots of cheap options on ebay:
The problem with the cheap ones is that they are normal velcro so don’t cope with things that aren’t the right size. The Polaris Fixies are ‘made from Hook-Loop dual, a new type of hook and loop tape where the hooks are mixed in with the loops so that it fastens to itself’ so adjust to any diameter.Posted 4 months ago
Screw Louri, that chancer ripped of Backcountry Research, used to be their distro, until they found out he’d started making and selling his copied version. Go through silverfish and get yourself an original Mutherload.
Wow, way to get a story totally and utterly back to front!Posted 4 months ago
Is that really what happened?
Good question. The answer is no, not actually. Like most stories, if you trim it down to two lines,you can be certain that all the facts get lost.
Yes, Back Country were making straps before Louri. Louri didn’t import Back Country, Cyclorise used to.
Neither company was making straps while importing Back Country.
And no, I don’t work for any bike related company.Posted 4 months ago
So, of all the similar straps mentioned on this thread, in your mind, Louri is the only one to have “ripped off” Back Country?
I don’t think I’m the one with the bias here.
As it happens, I do own a couple if Louri straps. A black one to hold a small dry bag under my saddle and a limited edition of the Jo Burt one, just because it’s lovely.Posted 4 months agoalpinMember
Birzman strap. Two four peanuts. Rubberised back and decent velcro. Can be trimmed to length to suit frame.
Got given a Back Country strap with the loops, but find the cheap and basic Birzman straps just fine.Posted 4 months agoblokeuptheroadMember
Another Louri user here. Rock solid secure with tube, tyre levers, CO2 inflator and spare canister. I have heletape on the top tube where it lives so no scratches to the frame. Comes off every now and then for a hose down when washing the bike if it’s got particularly muddy.Posted 4 months agoduckersMember
Thing is about those velcro straps, they allow the tube and tools to move about a little and a couple of times I had it come loose and either dropped the tube or come very close over rough terrain.Posted 4 months ago
I’ve always used a small saddle back for a multitool, levers, patches, etc, and electrical taped a spare tube jammed between the top tube and seat tube. I have a Carbon frame and the tape hasn’t caused any permanent damage and any sticky residue from the tape comes off easily with GT85 or similar.cheers_driveSubscriber
If you don’t like the potential downsides of a frame strap you could try our Piggy on bike storage products. Higher capacity and more stable than simple straps and they still work with your multi tool and other hard items once you’ve used the tube. Available with a bag to keep stuff clean and dry.Posted 4 months ago
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