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    DIY bike (not mess) bags?

    Does anyone have or know where I can find patterns for DIY saddle and handlebar bags?

    I'm looking for something fairly big for distance/unsupported rides like Carradice and Acorn make. As beautiful as they are, I don't have $200 to drop on bike bags. The Great Gazoogle only seems to know about little wedge bags, panniers, and a couple of mods to existing bags.

    Thanks Team!

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    My roommate made some earlier this fall. He didn't make a pattern, but the design was pretty simple. He took a look at a few of the panniers that you can buy off-the-shelf and copied them pretty close.

    His made his with a canvas outer and the classic 'truck-tarp' inner. It's worked pretty well for him in light rain, and if/when I get into touring I'll try something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Thanks Team!
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    theres a post in endurance racing at the mtbr forums: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=363190
    this link might take you there, but theres company Carousel Design Works that makes cool stuff and the handlebar bag looks simple and useful. appears to be a light weight drybag with straps, check it out.

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    There's a page here but the pics are pooched. I've emailed the author to let him know.
    http://www.mtnbikeriders.com/2006/12...-own-seat-bag/

    A old bag and making one of these mounts may be easy to do.
    http://www.slackers.net/~skoop/Bike/Timbuk2_Saddlebag/
    http://golookabout.com/2007/07/22/diy-saddlebag/
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavit8 View Post
    There's a page here but the pics are pooched. I've emailed the author to let him know.
    http://www.mtnbikeriders.com/2006/12...-own-seat-bag/

    A old bag and making one of these mounts may be easy to do.
    http://www.slackers.net/~skoop/Bike/Timbuk2_Saddlebag/
    http://golookabout.com/2007/07/22/diy-saddlebag/
    Thanks. I saw those. I like the Timbuktu bag, but I don't already have one and they cost nearly as much as a Carradice. I think I'll probably just end up seeing if I can find something appropriate at a surplus store and add a dowel and some clips.

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    I'm in the process of designing a saddlebag like the large carradice ones. Same design kinda, but with Cordura and vinyl liner.

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    I suggest the army navy store, and a truck tarp liner for the interior. They have lots of sizes of bags for less than 20 bucks.
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    Look for Nylon buttpacks. They're great and some have vinyl liners. The only thing you'd have to worry about is mounting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Does anyone have or know where I can find patterns for DIY saddle and handlebar bags?

    I'm looking for something fairly big for distance/unsupported rides like Carradice and Acorn make. As beautiful as they are, I don't have $200 to drop on bike bags. The Great Gazoogle only seems to know about little wedge bags, panniers, and a couple of mods to existing bags.

    Thanks Team!
    Just to throw something different into the game. http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p..._id=39239&v=14

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    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
    Quote Originally Posted by thebristolkid
    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    I was looking at that one Dijos. Looks like a mod of a surplus bag. I was thinking about doing something similar.

    However, since you bumped it...

    I actually found this one, which looks about perfect.

    http://www.geocities.com/lazyf62/saddlebag/sdlbag.html

    Now all I have to do is convince Mom to make me one!

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    check out Transit Bags
    Lynn is just getting started but she's a genious with a sewing machine and I know she's wanted to make bags like that.
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