Im a student at Falmouth University, Cornwall. (Yes, i know a student! but i gotta start somewhere eh!?) I am a keen cyclist, be it Bmx, Mtb or Fixed, so I thought it apt to do my final year all about cycling. In my minor project i looked at cycling security in the city, and for my major i have started by looking at cycling bags. I am aiming my designs at cycle couriers, and then as a bi product it should create a better bag for all users. So I am here asking for your opinions, ideas, any problems you have with current products, and any great things about current products. Basically, i don't want to design a bag based on merely my own opinion, i would like to design one based on what all the users want.
This is what i am thinking so far:
1: Cycle Couriers will be in higher demand as the use of motor vehicles in cities are reduced
2: Therefore more people will be reliant on quick reliable delivery sources, i.e. cycle couriers
3: Current Courier bags seem to be mono straps - is it for ease of use when delivering letters?
4; There is a large number of accidents between motor vehicles and cyclists
5: There are a large number of bikes stolen in the city
6: Cycle Couriers mainly use Fixed gear bikes? is it because they are more reliable due to less equipment to go wrong?
7: Cycle couriers are style conscious, is this fixed gear styling important in the design of a courier bag?
ANy comments or advice would be greatly appreciated. Sketches and designs also would be great
Also any courier bag manufacturers: If you have time to chat/meet to discuss my project that would be great.
If you've got a design already, find all the courier dispatchers/companies in your city and pitch your idea to them. They go through bags quite rapidly due to the amount of packages and the various sizes that they deliver.
You could also ask in the SS/FG forum since a lot of us uses messenger bags everyday.