Ostrich S-2 Saddlebag

The Ostrich S-2 saddlebag is a traditional canvas saddlebag meant to be attached to the loops built into the rear of most leather saddles. These are made in Japan;  “Excellent Equipment of Pack and Carrying Gear for All Cyclists at Heart“  Nice!  It has been discovered, although not by me, that this bag also fits on Jones Loop Bars as if it were made for them.

saddlebag on bike

The Ostrich bag is self supporting.

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The lid of the S-2 only accesses about half the bag, so pack accordingly.

These Top Straps are Handy for the Odd Jacket

These Top Straps are Handy for the Odd Jacket

handlebar bag

The Ostrich S-2 works brilliantly with Jones Loop Bars

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Perfect Fit!

Handlebar Bag

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