macribs wrote:Seems a bit of a shame to waste all the nice real estate in the triangle.
Pedaling isn't wasting it. I know if I put a 12oz can in a frame bag up near the seat post, my knees touch it when I pedal. If I used a battery case as wide as a suitcase there like some of y'all do, I might as well take the pedals off for all the good they'd do me.
The front triangles of my bikes are mostly gigantic, so I could trade thickness for area and still get quite a lot of battery in there. But keeping that room for my own operations is hardly a waste. Pedal cyclists could use the front triangle for luggage, but almost none do.