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    Brompton front carrier block

    After studying how the various bags fit on the the front carrier block on the Brompton I was wondering if it's possible to obtain the bag portion of the carrier unit so I could rig up my own concept

    thanks

    jr

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    Yes, you can buy the bag frame seperatly

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-...qfcfa-prod647/
    Happier than a camel on wednesday.

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    Or even better yet, you can simply adapt an already sewn bag (very easy & quick with minimal sewing) or make & sew one up yourself entirely (a bit more advanced sewing knowledge required) for the Brompton block's unique metal frame-or simply attached directly to the handlbars. I have done both with extremely good results as you can see for yourself. Below are some samples-from left; the Beaded Bike sewn and heat-set beaded entirely by myself for the Brompton, Giraffe print for use on all of them, Blue Rear Panniers bags custom sewn by me for my Jetstar bike, and Cat-In-The-Bag to get a feel how big the rear bags are-that I have done for my own Brompton and my other 2 folding type bikes:
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    Awesome - thanks!

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    I have both the newer aluminum /nylon bag frame, and an older all steel Bag frame..

    I note other fabricators have made their own bag attachments, from steel
    .. for other purposes..

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    My idea is to adapt a backpack to secure using the carrier block & handlebars

    http://www.golite.com/Jam-50L-Pack-Unisex-P46812.aspx

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    The bars and carrier block are independent so if you attach something to both, steering is compromised at best.
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    Yea bag clip is attached to the frame, head tube.

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    Well this video solves the problem of strapping on a back pack (on the back)

    http://vimeo.com/26700747

    So now some contraption in the front & I'm good to go - I like the idea of home made - less attractive to thieves

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    Brompton's Bag frame QR's off. their touring bag works like a Messenger bag
    off the bike..
    I also have a messenger bag with a waist belt and a shoulder strap,
    The addition of a stiffener panel & It's waist belt laced thru the bag frame's tubes
    holds it on fine..

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