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Old 06-24-08, 10:43 AM
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Frost River

Does anyonehave any real photo's of frost river saddlebags or panniers, I don't trust the cartoons.
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Old 06-24-08, 11:11 AM
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I'm looking for something like that myself. Everything I find I like is so expensive and so far the cheaper ones, just don't look as good to me.
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Old 06-24-08, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by NickyBoy
Does anyonehave any real photo's of frost river saddlebags or panniers, I don't trust the cartoons.
No photos, but here's some history on them

https://search.bikelist.org/?SearchSt...&MsgFrom=grant

Just interested, why would you consider these rather than Carradice or Acorn bags.
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Old 06-24-08, 12:04 PM
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I'm just weighing all my options and want a decient picture befor i make up my mind, but all in all, from what you have told me I'll probably end up going with Carradice.
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Originally Posted by NickyBoy
I'm just weighing all my options and want a decient picture befor i make up my mind, but all in all, from what you have told me I'll probably end up going with Carradice.
That sounds sensible.

FYI here is a link to a good description of how to mount a Carradice saddlebag. If you get one
of the larger bags you'll probably need a rack/support for it.

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carradice.asp
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Old 06-25-08, 07:27 AM
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Carradice is great kit.
The only bags/panniers of which I know that are still in use from the 50s and 60's (I used to live in England). You wont regret the purchase.
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I don't know if you are still looking for a Frost River bag, but it appears they may have gone out of business. It looks as if their website has been taken down.

I have a Frost River Banana bag and I like it a lot. Maybe you can get one off ebay.
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Originally Posted by brianmcg123
I don't know if you are still looking for a Frost River bag, but it appears they may have gone out of business. It looks as if their website has been taken down.
Wow. That sucks! I really wanted a Gunflint Trail saddlebag(Baggins Hoss without the Rivendell price).
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Originally Posted by bornagainst
Wow. That sucks! I really wanted a Gunflint Trail saddlebag(Baggins Hoss without the Rivendell price).

Well today may be your lucky day. There is a Gunflint on ebay (if you don't mind the funny sewn on patches she put on):
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tab%3DWatching

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Thanks again brianmcg123 - I just won the auction!! I'm super psyched to own this monstrosity!!
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Someone on this site recommended Acorn Bags a few months ago. I ordered a saddle bag from them for my Hetchins and am extremely happy with it.
The only problem is that since he makes his own bags, he only takes so many orders a month. When he reaches his quota for the month, he stops taking orders. So if you want one of his bags, you have to order it on the first of the month. It then takes several weeks to get your order.
https://www.acornbags.com/
I had initially talked to the people at Fox River. I just had a bad feeling about them, for a reason I can't really explain. I guess my gut was right.
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Thanks for the heads up on Acorn. I had never heard of them before.
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Also, I've been seeing bags around from https://www.minnehahabags.com/.
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I got this Banana Bag from Rivendell a few years back. I think these bags were made by Duluth.

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Originally Posted by brianmcg123
I don't know if you are still looking for a Frost River bag, but it appears they may have gone out of business. It looks as if their website has been taken down.

I have a Frost River Banana bag and I like it a lot. Maybe you can get one off ebay.
I went by there today and they have indeed closed. It was all of a sudden according to the neighbors. No forwarding address or phone number. What used to be their space is now being renovated for some future tenant.
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I wonder if copyright infringement did them in. The guy that started Frost River use to work for Duluth Packs. The Frost River designs were identical with the exception of different materials used. On the cycling front, he turned around and offered Grant's designs from Rivendell at lower prices with nothing but different names and tags. I'm just guessing, but it seems ominous to me...
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Not to bring this back from the dead but I got an email from Frost River and it seems the website is working. https://www.frostriverdesigns.com/bik...bags_menu.html
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