Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

DIY bag making

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

DIY bag making

Old 03-11-24, 09:50 AM
  #201  
Senior Member
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 4,764

Bikes: 82 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Liked 2,101 Times in 1,152 Posts
RB1-luvr PM sent. I've got some plans.
__________________
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
Classtime is offline  
Likes For Classtime:
Old 03-11-24, 03:38 PM
  #202  
I don't know.
 
RB1-luvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: South Meriden, CT
Posts: 2,094

Bikes: '90 B'stone RB-1, '92 B'stone RB-2, '89 SuperGo Access Comp, '03 Access 69er, '23 Trek 520, '14 Ritchey Road Logic, '09 Kestrel Evoke, '08 Windsor Tourist, '17 Surly Wednesday, '89 Centurion Accordo, '15 CruX, '17 Ridley X-Night, '89 Marinoni

Liked 922 Times in 480 Posts
Originally Posted by Classtime
RB1-luvr PM sent. I've got some plans.
it's on it's way. I pm'd you the tracking number. enjoy it.
RB1-luvr is offline  
Likes For RB1-luvr:
Old 03-12-24, 02:21 AM
  #203  
Happy banana slug
 
Korina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Arcata, California, U.S., North America, Earth, Saggitarius Arm, Milky Way
Posts: 3,776

Bikes: 1984 Araya MB 261, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper Sport, 1993 Hard Rock Ultra, 1994 Trek Multitrack 750, 1995 Trek Singletrack 930

Liked 1,596 Times in 949 Posts
What do you guys use for a bag stiffener? For the one barrel-style handlebar bag I made I used plastic embroidery canvas with meh results. It did allow me to sew molle straps all the way through the bag, but it's not as stiff as I'd like.
Korina is offline  
Likes For Korina:
Old 03-12-24, 07:08 AM
  #204  
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: An Island on the Coast of GA!
Posts: 12,942

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales & a Super Pro Aero Lotus (* Ed.)

Liked 2,263 Times in 998 Posts
Originally Posted by Korina
What do you guys use for a bag stiffener? For the one barrel-style handlebar bag I made I used plastic embroidery canvas with meh results. It did allow me to sew molle straps all the way through the bag, but it's not as stiff as I'd like.
For the past year I've been using In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stabilizer with good results. I glue a slightly smaller section between my leather layers and stitch in place for reinforcement.

Individual sections prior to assembly (before discovering the mistake of cutting the original top too small).

The bottom, the main body of the bag, and the backside of the front pocket (white leather in top right attached to front pocket flap) have the foam stabilizer sandwiched between leather layers.

I used thick, dense, and layered white foam board to create the bottom for my rechargeable battery compartment.
__________________
Bob
Enjoying the GA coast all year long!

Thanks for visiting my website: www.freewheelspa.com





pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Likes For pastorbobnlnh:
Old 03-12-24, 12:01 PM
  #205  
Happy banana slug
 
Korina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Arcata, California, U.S., North America, Earth, Saggitarius Arm, Milky Way
Posts: 3,776

Bikes: 1984 Araya MB 261, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper Sport, 1993 Hard Rock Ultra, 1994 Trek Multitrack 750, 1995 Trek Singletrack 930

Liked 1,596 Times in 949 Posts
Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
For the past year I've been using In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stabilizer with good results.
Thanks Bob! This looks interesting. I'm more of a fabric person myself, but this looks like it would work great.
Korina is offline  
Likes For Korina:
Old 03-30-24, 10:28 AM
  #206  
Bad example
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Seattle and Reims
Posts: 3,306

Bikes: Peugeot: AO-8 1973, PA-10 1971, PR-10 1973, Sante 1988; Masi Gran Criterium 1975, Stevenson Tourer 1980, Stevenson Criterium 1981, Schwinn Paramount 1972, Rodriguez 2006, Gitane Federal ~1975, Holdsworth Pro, Follis 172 ~1973, Bianchi '62

Liked 446 Times in 209 Posts
Great thread! If it helps anyone, I have modified old Cannondale bags to use the Velo Orange decaleur and a porte-paquet for support. It's a simple modification but works quite well. The cross bar for the decaleur bolts to the plastic frame inside the bag. Easy peasy. (Bikes are a 1972 Motobecane Grand Jubile and a 1973 Peugeot AO-8, both built to my taste.)




__________________
Keeping Seattle’s bike shops in business since 1978
Aubergine is offline  
Likes For Aubergine:
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
The Golden Boy
Classic & Vintage
20
02-20-15 08:38 AM
jhaber
Commuting
13
01-08-13 08:59 AM
jerseyJim
Touring
28
10-07-12 07:20 PM
mm718
Touring
26
01-27-12 09:24 AM
nicoth
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
7
06-30-11 07:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.