I plead the mercy of the moderator's here. This post would have made several great (other postings) but I don't have time! I set out on a mission to make my own saddle bags. In the spirit of Goatwoods, I agree stuff in the spokes ain't good when ridding. I suffered a failed attempt at lamminating wooden boxes with mat and resin fiberglass. The resin didn't get along with the hot glue I used to secure the wooden box's together! 20hrs wasted! I hate to loose! I did however stumble across an idea that, I can't wait to see what get's done with! The implications are huge because I have yet to see an exaust clamp smaller than 1/2. However I doubt it will win me the nobel MB'r award against possenti's tanks and LF's clutch mod! LOL! Great work guy's! The tiny clamps I fabricated are made from 3/16 cable ties (crowns removed w/dremel). They fit bike rack stock perfectly! This is what I made, along with the bracket to hold to the chainstay. The wider holes to the left will secure the bracket to the stay, while the other 4 holes will hold my modified cable clamp to the mounted bike rack! I tried to show some pics but motoredbikes.com said I've exceeded my space limit. I'll try to clear off some of my posts and see what can be done to share the idea?