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    Quote Originally Posted by CamoDeafie View Post
    hmm interesting. I see that you have double stitched the MOLLE webbing; I know there is a product that is rather expensive, but would be excellent for two of these pouches; its Tactical Tailor's MALICE clip; it requires the use of a screwdriver or tool to undo; basically a 1" wide X 3-5" long Zip Tie.
    It's actually quad stitched at the least. I don't want that to ever be a problem.

    I had to look up the MALICE clip. Thats a cool idea.
    I'm familiar with the metal version, but I like the idea of the plastic ones. At least it would deter a few people

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    oh wow, quad stitching...heavy duty for sure the metal version really don't do well with bike frames lol since they come undone way too easily; but MOLLE/MALICE systems is a great way to make bags/stuff compatible not just on bicycles but also gear and equipment..I've seen people put MOLLE panels on their vehicles for carrying items like first aid kits, tools, equipment for camping/off roading; and I have to say, it is a cleaner way of doing things with less weight as opposed to making drawers/racks/containers to hold the same things. I am looking forward to more stuff from you! I might make myself a burrito handlebar thing with the webbing I have....got the same design but scaled down from the USGI compression stuff sack.... we'll see!

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    Sweet stuff, I've been creepin this thread for a while. I wish I could sew!

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    I checked another frame bag off the list. This one is much smaller but every little bit of space helps! More details here on my blog.




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    Well I made a second set of bags and went full X-Pac instead of lightweight silnylon or ripstop. I got some really light finished products as the X-pac sits up so well it requires few second layers or third layer stiffeners. Used some Molle webbing attachments and shock cord mounting as I hate mad straps/velcro everywhere. Oh and made the seat bag a zippered version of the drybag style. Throw in some Molle style 1 liter bottle holders and the AZT 750 setup is about there.
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    that is a sweet rig!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est View Post
    Well I made a second set of bags and went full X-Pac instead of lightweight silnylon or ripstop.
    Very nice!! I love the bottle holder! Can you post some more photos of your seat bag please? I'd like to make one myself but keep putting it off as I suspect it is a lot of work!

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    DIY feedbags. Large enough to hold a 32oz Nalgene bottle. I attach them to handlebars & stem with a long length of paracord, although velcro one-wrap or zip-ties would also work.

    The hi-vis interior makes it easy to see what's inside.

    Construction steps available here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est View Post
    Well I made a second set of bags and went full X-Pac instead of lightweight silnylon or ripstop. I got some really light finished products as the X-pac sits up so well it requires few second layers or third layer stiffeners. Used some Molle webbing attachments and shock cord mounting as I hate mad straps/velcro everywhere. Oh and made the seat bag a zippered version of the drybag style. Throw in some Molle style 1 liter bottle holders and the AZT 750 setup is about there.
    Finally a rig that looks like it has enough storage space to bring your gear and your food. Many of the others look like you choose one or the other. Nice work!

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    great ideas

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    Finished my handlebar Pak over the weekend. I've been spending lots of time dialing in the mounting
    hardware and orientation. After many versions, I believe this design to be superior.
    Main 'burrito' style pak with external zippered pocket. The external pocket is internally divided and has the
    mesh on the outside.
    This will be seeing some time on the AZT300 race next month

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    This is awesome. I'm horrible at sewing but it'd be worth leveling up my skills to make my own bike packs.

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    Made a frame bag for my SS. Thinking about making some more!Make Your Own Bikepacking gear-frame-bag-004.jpg

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    Well done sir. They are especially nice on a SS

    Noticed your hose was quite long and thought I'd offer up one of my solutions Hydration Station_how to manage your hose

    Many of us find it quite delightful these days
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    I actually extended the camelbak tube to make it long enough to drink from(long torso I guess). It is the perfect length now and I saw somebody using something similar, here is a video of the set-up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICF3cB45naw

    I made another one for a buddy. Just curious of what machine you guys are using?

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    I was inspired by you guys to try to make my own bag. I made a pattern, bought some fabric, and sent it off to the mom's house for a little sewing action. (She really should get all the credit) Turned out ok, I think. For under $10, it will surely work for at least one trip.
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    nice stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    Finished my handlebar Pak over the weekend. I've been spending lots of time dialing in the mounting
    hardware and orientation. After many versions, I believe this design to be superior.
    Main 'burrito' style pak with external zippered pocket. The external pocket is internally divided and has the
    mesh on the outside.
    This will be seeing some time on the AZT300 race next month

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    How to make this nice stuff ,can you send me the instruction ?

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    Good job!

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    Made a frame bag for my SS. Thinking about making some more!Click image for larger version. 

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    Really nice looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est View Post
    Well I made a second set of bags and went full X-Pac...
    Total overkill Personally I'd go much lighter.. less is MORE.

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Size:  78.0 KBMade some new gear. TX-07 X-Pac Summer Rain Pogies!! This time I tried the TX-07 with the white side out, to see how that handles abrasions/elements. The grey side does okay, better than anything in its weight class, but I think the white side may be better for durability.
    I also made some VX-21 waterproof shoe covers in dark grey. No pix yet. Still drying the seam sealant.
    Going to do some more testing in the CTR next week. Still looking to market my designs but need more R+D.

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    Handmade shoe covers. I was about to buy some but the prices and quality out there are a joke. These rock compared to what I have owned in the past fit wise. Dont fall off my feet walking around or hikeabike.Name:  bikebagsjuly13 004.JPG
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    Simple Top Tube Bag Build

    Did this last night while I was watching the TDF ITT stage. Just simple hand stitching, no machine needed. Relatively easy way to create either a gas tank (front) or jerry can (rear) top tube bag.

    Used a 3x4x6 (72cubic inch) cosmetic bag that I saved from being thrown out. Cut off the handle it had on the top lid. The thicker 'rubberized' material and piping trim give it rigidity. Added some sticky-back velcro loop pieces to the inside, just to make sure the case material didn't have issues when stitching it all together.

    Tested it out and it works great. Can be attached either horizontally or vertically. Sure it will serve me well for many years, if not decades. Looks wonderfully funky too, so it goes well with all the other homemade, inventive gear I've made.
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    Make Your Own Bikepacking gear

    Great idea. I love finding things to repurpose like that. I'm trying to find the right small pack to modify and use on my handlebars. The search continues.

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    i've just started on this long, but interesting path...





    here is a post about where i am up to so far...
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    MYOG S24O under top tube bag and saddle bag...

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