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    Made a CO Flag frame bag for my Intense Spider 275c, fits 3L water, outdoor research helium jacket, phone, keys, some snacks. Also has a built in phone pocket. I used basting tape for this one and it made a HUGE difference on how neat it came out. Tape the seam together, then stitch it. Also did semi-flat felled seams with tape on all the external seams so its pretty much waterproof.

    The red and yellow on the C were cut from plastic folders, two layers thick for each color, the rest is xpac vx21. Everything is mounted with shock cord (works way better than velcro straps), and all parts that touch the frame have that grip stuff they use on countertops that you can find at lowes or any hardware store.

    Also, had all the attachment points go to the inside with loops, then used shock cord to make an internal net to internally strap down the hydration reservoir or anything else in there. Also, doing semi-flat felled seams on curves is really hard, probably why the commercial frame bag makers don't bother doing it.

    If you use shock cord to mount it, you can control how wide the bag gets when it's full based on the tension in the shock cord when you strap it down, works well to keep the sides from hitting your crank arms when you really stuff it.

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