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Old 08-11-08, 11:26 PM
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18"x24" pad of paper, How would you carry it?

So this semester of school I will have to carry a 18"x24" pad of drawing paper. I'm trying to figure out how to carry it on my bike. It will go in a portfolio case, so i was thinking of rigging it up like a super over sized pannier. Its not the size or volume that's the problem its just how big it is. A way that wont give me a lot air resistance. I hope this is a possibility. My trip is 12miles one way.

I have a portfolio bag like this right now. Hard cases are not a problem if someone has an idea with that.



Any idea will help.
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Old 08-11-08, 11:30 PM
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A large messengers bag?

Look at the Kremlin Bag, here

https://www.chromebags.com/products/bags/show/15/

Dimensions
28 x 17 x 8 (flat)
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Old 08-11-08, 11:34 PM
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well...i would suggest the following

a) get an Xtracycle
b) bungee the hardcase on a rear rack
c) buy some pannier hardware (arkel and ortlieb sell their hardware as replacement parts) and attach it to a hardcase

hope this helps...

you can see I did that with a Pelican case for my camera gear..

https://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/01...ican-case-mod/
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Old 08-11-08, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
A large messengers bag?

Look at the Kremlin Bag, here

https://www.chromebags.com/products/bags/show/15/

Dimensions
28 x 17 x 8 (flat)
$150 to carry a pad of paper is to reason enough, Also I don't think that would work that great, that bag more or less raps around a bit, also I already have the Citizen(witch I love), my portfolio bag has a strap if I wanted to carry it on my back, but that runs in to air resistance. Descent idea though.



Originally Posted by xcapekey View Post
well...i would suggest the following

a) get an Xtracycle
b) bungee the hardcase on a rear rack
c) buy some pannier hardware (arkel and ortlieb sell their hardware as replacement parts) and attach it to a hardcase

hope this helps...

you can see I did that with a Pelican case for my camera gear..

https://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/01...ican-case-mod/
a) little Xtreme(get it, it's is a joke)
b) that's more of what I'm thinking.
c) better idea(just need to figure out how to do it.

That should help somewhat.

But other idea would be nice to see.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:29 AM
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is it possible to attach it to the side of the frame, the large triangle? use velcrow straps or a bundgy cord. only other thing i can think of would to attach it to your back, but it will get bent.

talk to your professors. art classroom often have alot of unused storage, maybe you can keep it in there office and get it before class. just explain your situation and see if they can help. or make a freind in you class and keep it in there car, it will suck if they don't show up, but hey you gotta suffer for your art inorder to learn how to make better art.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:50 AM
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Id say bungee or tie it to a rear rack. it should work fine horizontally or vertically.

you should also consider rolling it up (carefully), putting it in a cardboard tube. would make for easier attachment to rack, frame, handle bars, or your back.
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Old 08-12-08, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by weavers View Post
is it possible to attach it to the side of the frame, the large triangle? use velcrow straps or a bundgy cord. only other thing i can think of would to attach it to your back, but it will get bent.

talk to your professors. art classroom often have alot of unused storage, maybe you can keep it in there office and get it before class. just explain your situation and see if they can help. or make a freind in you class and keep it in there car, it will suck if they don't show up, but hey you gotta suffer for your art inorder to learn how to make better art.
I was thinking about the frame idea on the way home tonight, but I would run in to problems with the front wheel and turning, or the crank arm hitting it.

I know I could be able to keep it there, but it is that I will need to take it home to work on it.


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Id say bungee or tie it to a rear rack. it should work fine horizontally or vertically.

you should also consider rolling it up (carefully), putting it in a cardboard tube. would make for easier attachment to rack, frame, handle bars, or your back.

I have a plastic tube with a strap, but that will only work for a couple sheets, the pads are cardboard backed. But hopefully I could just get away with the tube.



But still more ideas would help.
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Old 08-12-08, 06:21 AM
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Get one of the hard cases that are made of coroplast (the plastic that looks like corrugated cardboard). Measure carefully. Punch holes on the back of the case. Use holes to cable-tie the case to one side of your rack. Avoid crosswinds.
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I think I'd rig some straps and wear it on my back. It's not a heavy or expensive object, so I don't think I'd buy a special bag for it when you already have a portfolio case.
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Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
I think I'd rig some straps and wear it on my back. It's not a heavy or expensive object, so I don't think I'd buy a special bag for it when you already have a portfolio case.
Me too
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Old 08-12-08, 08:54 AM
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the pannier hardware you buy would poke through the nylon of your portfolio case, and attach to the rack. Just like it does on panniers.You would get to position it so that the portfolio case would not interfere with the operation of the bike or rider. You might need to insert a piece of plastic into the portfolio case to stiffen it if it isn't stiff enough.

On the rack or on your back, that's the only way I see it being easy, funtional, and comfortable.

edit: off course, most of the suggestins have ASSUMED that you can not roll the paper up. If you could roll it, then some pvc or a tubular blueprint holder can go many places, including the rack and your back.

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Old 08-12-08, 11:32 AM
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I haven't tried this but it occurs to me that you can do it as follows:

Bungee an 18 x 24 3/8"plywood to your rack to serve as a platform for your portfolio. Bungee your portfolio to the plywood.
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Originally Posted by spikedog123 View Post
I haven't tried this but it occurs to me that you can do it as follows:

Bungee an 18 x 24 3/8"plywood to your rack to serve as a platform for your portfolio. Bungee your portfolio to the plywood.
That's essentially what I was gonna recommend! I was going to say get a piece of lexan (hobby store) or plywood or similar cut to the size of the pad and then zip-tie it to your rear rack. Locate places to put the zipties by placing it on the rack and marking holes to drill with a Sharpie. Bungee the pad on top of the platform when you're done.
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Make the lexan or plywood vertical on the side of the rack - now you don't need any pannier hardware. It would be hard to beat the pannier hardware for easy on/off though. Pannier hardware on the lexan?
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Now I think we're onto something. Let us know what you decide on, amckimmey.
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I will automatically +1 any plan involving duct tape, zipties, or bungees. I support this modality
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I think you need a mast, some rigging, and a tailwind...
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Carry two pads, then you'll have wings. Just strap them to your arms and flap away while you pedal. It'll work, I promise.

I'd strap something like this to the outside of my mess bag. Some nylon webbing + a large garbage bag for when it rains seems like it would work decently. I don't think you could fit something like that in any mess bag or backpack.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:01 PM
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Some metal wire and make them into hooks on to the rear rack
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Hah, I have this exact same problem. One of my excuses for not always biking to school.
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Originally Posted by robin.claire View Post
Hah, I have this exact same problem. One of my excuses for not always biking to school.
Thats what my Problem was for last year, Mostly just the supplies them self are hard.
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Now I think we're onto something. Let us know what you decide on, amckimmey.
I will do that.
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here's something i stumbled upon a while back:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Bicy...folio-Carrier/
its worth a look
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Originally Posted by Tyrell View Post
That's essentially what I was gonna recommend! I was going to say get a piece of lexan (hobby store) or plywood or similar cut to the size of the pad and then zip-tie it to your rear rack. Locate places to put the zipties by placing it on the rack and marking holes to drill with a Sharpie. Bungee the pad on top of the platform when you're done.
Better yet and lighter would be to do as I did in college: got refrigerator/large appliance cardboard, cut 2" larger on all sides than my art paper and then poked holes in a rectangle just larger than the pad, inserted pad and then laced up through all holes to keep the pad in and then I tied and bungee corded it to my rack on my bike. Wasn't pretty, but it worked.
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Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
I think I'd rig some straps and wear it on my back. It's not a heavy or expensive object, so I don't think I'd buy a special bag for it when you already have a portfolio case.
Me three. Top left to bottom right, top right to bottom left. Problem solved.
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