As many of you are Carradice owners I figured I would share my latest creation. I purchased a Carradice Barley recently and noticed immediately that I was going to need a support system for it. I could not get it to not brush against my legs and found the straps to be difficult to manage based on their placement just using my saddle loops and the seatpost straps. After seeing how much the Bagman systems were online I decided to head to Home Depot and see if I could make one myself.
There I found this:
Tornado 20 lb. Steel Extended U-Hook-48014 at The Home Depot
Using this along with some spare wood and screws I had at home I fashioned my my own support system for under $10.
Only time will tell how it holds up. One possibility is that the wood might crack but that's easy enough to replace.