Someone left a comment yesterday about jar behind Trudi’s seat in one of the photos. (It always amazes me what people notice.) It’s a peanut butter jar. I’m not sure when we started using peanut butter jars instead of seat bags. It was a long, long time ago. I think my brother Kris originally came up with the idea. I started using them because I was so tired of all my stuff getting all destroyed from mud and such getting thrown up on my seat bag from my rear wheel. Nothing like opening up your seat bag and have your multi-tool all rusted up and everything else a mess.
So, we started using peanut butter jars. They are all pretty much the same size and fit perfectly into a bottle cage. Recently, I’ve been using two bottles riding in this 100+ degree heat, so I put mine behind my seat. It doesn’t work that well without putting some Gorilla tape around it, cutting a slit into the tape to hold the jar. I use a Binda toe strap, threaded through the tape, to secure the jar. If you don’t use the tape, then you have to really cinch the jar down, sometimes crushing it somewhat. It will work for a while, but the tape is better.
I was considering trying take this jar idea commercial a few years ago. A jar with a tube, multi-tool, etc., but it’s just a peanut butter jar. And the lids of peanut butter jars already come in quite a selection of colors, depending on what brand you buy. I think I saw a water bottle shaped thing a few years ago that kind of did the same thing. It didn’t seem to catch on. I don’t see why, they work absolutely great.
Anyway, here are a few photos of my peanut butter jar. You can stuff quite a bit into one.