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Old 05-09-20, 07:08 AM
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DIY Frame pack

Practiced my sewing during lockdown by making this frame pack for my '72 Raleigh Super Course. Made from Cordura Classic fabric. It attaches to the frame with Velcro One-Wrap laced through webbing sewn around the perimeter. It nicely holds my tool kit, spare tubes, and other various sundries.




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Old 05-09-20, 07:10 AM
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That is Superbe! Very nicely done.
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Old 05-09-20, 07:12 AM
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you can put a huge burrito in that thing! Nice
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Old 05-09-20, 07:26 AM
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Great design, good job. Do you make those for others who might use their bike for touring--bet you could sell a good many! Do things move around on the inside, or is it "compartmentalized"?
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Old 05-09-20, 08:33 AM
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I agree, very nice work, it looks like a high quality store bought bag!
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The mini-pump holder at the bottom is very clever! Super nice job!
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Nice. I can dig it. Always neat to see what people are up to these days!
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Great design, good job. Do you make those for others who might use their bike for touring--bet you could sell a good many! Do things move around on the inside, or is it "compartmentalized"?
Thanks for the complement. It turned out better than I thought it would.

As an amateur sewer who takes way too long to design, cut, and finish anything, there is no way that I could produce enough product to offset my beer consumption. I may do a few for birthday presents, though. I've just done one test ride with it and everything inside seems to stay in place. It has a width of only 2 1/2 inches so not much room to move around. I wasn't sure how I would organize the contents so I didn't want to commit to set compartments. I figure that I can always add them later if I want them.
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Originally Posted by JustinOldPhart View Post
That is Superbe! Very nicely done.
And I know just where to buy one.
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And I know just where to buy one.
Buy what? A Superbe? Do tell. I have lusted after a Superbe since I was wee (50 years of lust is closing in on a Jimmy Carter level of lust) and have never managed to make a deal.

In all seriousness, though, did you make a pattern? I usually scribble something down but seldom make real patterns. If you have a pattern, I'd be interested...
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Originally Posted by JustinOldPhart View Post
Buy what? A Superbe? Do tell. I have lusted after a Superbe since I was wee (50 years of lust is closing in on a Jimmy Carter level of lust) and have never managed to make a deal.

In all seriousness, though, did you make a pattern? I usually scribble something down but seldom make real patterns. If you have a pattern, I'd be interested...
Oops, I quoted the wrong message. Doh! I was actually referring to the giant burrito recommended by sdmc530. Superbe's were really nice. I have an early 70's Sports and, from what I can see from the catalog, the only difference is the dynohub and upgraded saddle. I haven't ridden the Sports lately so perhaps I'll dust it off and give it some exercise today.

My pattern was basically a piece of cardboard that I cut to fit the frame. This was easy to do by first tracing using the frame, and then fine tuning the angles and lengths. This cardboard pattern was used to mark the fabric for the side panels. The 2 side panels were then joined to a narrow perimeter strip with of 2.5 inches (plus seam allowance). The challenging part was the zipper. I sewed it into an oversized piece of fabric, which I then trimmed to mirror the other side panel.
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Old 05-10-20, 01:26 PM
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Thats a nice looking bag.
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Great looking bag! Very professional looking and best of all it is custom fit and not a commercial "universal fit", which to me generally has meant it will 'universally' NOT fit anything I own without a lot of jury rigging.
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