The Tool Case or Saddle Bag for your bike, is the ideal solution for carrying lots of useful things, when riding your bike. An economical bicycle component with many features, different finishes and styles, but always with the retro style of always.
Originally, its use was always to carry useful tools that you may need on long journeys or short rides, such as a camera, some bike demos, anti-puncture kit, Allen wrenches etc.. Today it is one of the most retro components that we can add to our touring bike, either for traditional use, or to store your wallet, cell phone, keys ... and to comfortably enjoy the pleasure of pedaling.
The saddle bag made of semi-leather or synthetic leather, is the cheapest we can find, despite this it is resistant and highly durable to weathering, and with good finishes, an example may be the cases Monte Grappa, or some models of Porta-tools Victoria or Taurus.
Always with a retro and vintage style, they will fulfill their functions, and will give a distinguished touch to our restored bicycle, they are usually anchored to the saddle tabs or to the springs, in case of having a spring saddle. If we do not have these elements we can always fix them to the seat rails. These saddle bags are almost universally applicable.
These saddle bags made of leather, are usually handmade, usually made in Italy, or countries with very cycling roots. The price of these bags is higher than the semi-leather ones, but the finishes are wonderful, more retro than ever, in colors honey, brown, black, aged; always matching the saddle of your bike. Being leather bike cases, you have to pay a little more attention to the aging of the leather, and expose them to adverse weather conditions as little as possible, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Challenge tool-bag by Brooks
The Brooks tool bags, also known as Brooks Challenge Tool Bag due to its renowned brand Brooks England, are the bags par excellence. Manufactured in England with the best leather, treated to resist the passage of time. They have the characteristic buckle closure. They are available in a multitude of colors and finishes in Honey, Brown, Black, Red, Aged, Apple Green, etc. They adapt perfectly to Brooks saddles. It is very common to see these saddle bags on antique or vintage bikes, preserved to perfection. Their price is high, but they offer a quality that will last forever.