is my submission for your "Practical Hardware" section.
fashioned a quick release mount so that my Carradice Nelson Long
Flap saddlebag could be quickly attached or removed from my Brooks
saddle without buckling and unbuckling the 3 straps the saddlebag
solution uses 3 types of common hardware:
-(1) Double Ended Snap Hook (4-7/8" overall length)
-(2) 1/4" Hose Clamps
-(2) 1/2" Steel D-rings
hose clamps are used to permanently attach the snap hook to the
saddle bag loops on the back of the Brooks saddle.
the saddle bag the two saddle straps are routed through the 2 d-rings
and left there.
attach saddlebag, simply open the snap hook ends and insert the
d-rings, then buckle the
easily accessible strap around the seatpost.
hardware is cheap enough that multiples can be purchased and put
on multiple saddles.
have been using this system for over 3 years with great results.
The Neslon LF is a rather large bag and I have had it stuffed full
and the attachment has held up nicley.
are my photos, they are also in a flickr set as well.