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    Woah, nice! Can you post some more infos like dimensions, weight etc. ?
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    i'll get exact dimensions and weight later. it is not completely done as i need to add intermediate tie outs on the ridges, few other convenience details inside and seam seal the whole thing. it fits 2 people, i am 6'2" an have plenty of room in 1/2 of the space. packs tiny, i like that a lot.

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    My new DIY roll top framebag.



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    Nicely done! I haven't made an attempt at a roll-top frame bag yet... in part because I've yet to understand the perceived benefit. What do you like better about it? FYI - That's not criticism, I'm actually curious... even as a bag maker. I've honestly never had issues with zippers, maybe that's why I'm perplexed.

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    ^I did not have zippers in stock so I decided to try the roll top.
    I have not had problems with zippers, but this seemed like a good solution.
    Zipperless Frame Bag Review - BIKEPACKING.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppis View Post
    ^I did not have zippers in stock so I decided to try the roll top.
    I have not had problems with zippers, but this seemed like a good solution.
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    What do they say... Necessity is the mother of invention? Again, nicely done. It'd be great if you'd give an update after you've used them.

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    A bit off topic- I accidentally burned some holes in my patagonia R1 fleece. The holes are around 1 inch in diameter and there are 3 close together, and a fourth one a few inches below. Looking for recommendations for repairing it. I have tenacious tape that I could patch it with, inside and outside or should I find some fleece and so patches? Both?

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    I'd say, especially since it's a Patagucci jacket... check here Repair Your Gear - Patagonia® Repair & Product Care Guides

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    Just did my first bags, a framebag for my Straggler and a small handlebar pouch for snacks, camera etc. Handlebar bag design is based on the one made by Yanco.
    Apart from wishing for a stronger sewing machine it went off surprisingly smooth!


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    Hi my home made bikepacking gear

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    Bottle holder from 4inch plastic pipe
    Frame bags with my wife sewing help
    Bottle holder (82 gram) are fit up to 2 liter water bottle or small bag
    2 holder on the front fork +1 under the frame
    Bike are Kona Hei Hei trial DL 2016
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    Bottle holder on the front fork

    Cut from 4inch pipe + 2 strap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuval11 View Post
    Hi
    Bottle holder from 4inch plastic pipe
    Frame bags with my wife sewing help
    Bottle holder (82 gram) are fit up to 2 liter water bottle or small bag
    2 holder on the front fork +1 under the frame
    Bike are Kona Hei Hei trial DL 2016
    As a fan of color... I love the material pattern! Is is picnic table fabric or printed Cordura? Also, I'm just curious as to why you have the zipper on the main bag parallel with the downtube? Personally (granted, it's not my bag), I would worry about things falling out when I opened it. If it's for water, then it makes a lot of sense. Interesting top tube/seat tube bag. Those longer ones are becoming more popular. I get more and more requests for those.

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    Hi
    Fabric are printed Cordura.
    Zippers are for the bottle holder only, nor for the bag.
    Bottle holder are also connect to the frame tube with a lot fo stiky plastic tape.

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    Fast open\close Adjastable strached strap
    Low coast easy to make
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    *DISCLAIMER* - These are not mine. I found them on the googlez. If the owner doesn't want the pics here I will gladly take them down. I thought they were to cool not to share. Please check out his website. There are a few more pictures and his commentary along with them. Worth the read for sure.

    The handlebar bag is made out of a roadkill raccoon and the frame bag is made out of bark tanned deer hide. Awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    Finally done with my mid. The color is little too much but otherwise i am pretty happyAttachment 1015955

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    WOW! I LOVE THE COLOR.....and Man! Nice Job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppis View Post
    My new DIY roll top framebag.


    That looks very nice! My problem with it is that I would try to add too much stuff in it...and it would not close! <winks>
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    Just got a Marin Pine Mountain 1. I needed a new bag to fit the new triangle size. It has mounting tabs on the top tube, so I decided to try out a internal frame and ditch the velcro straps. First I fabbed up some 1/16"x1" aluminum flat bar.

    Then grandma and I made the bag with sleeves to insert the bars. Mounted up perfectly and I'm loving the look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikepackingdude View Post
    Thank you 1 Speed. I did use some soft shell material for the flat parts that hit the frame and on the bottom of the hook and loop (velcro) and the main body of the pack I used 1000d Cordura.
    Good pack and a cute dog...
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    Any chance someone could point be to a source for foam and plastic bag stiffening type materials? All I can come up with is industrial sources for huge quantities.

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    Home depot for foam, target, walmart or such for hdpe mats

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    Home depot for foam, target, walmart or such for hdpe mats
    Hmm...I walked all over both of those places and the local hardware store and found nothing.

    What product at Walmart consists of a hdpe mat? A cutting mat?

    All they had at Home depot was rigid insulation foam.

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    Its a roll of foam, pink, it is normally used under sill plates in construction. Hdpe can be found in kitchen department in form of rectaangular mats that you would put on dining table

    Owens Corning Foam SealR Sill Plate Gasket 5-1/2 in. x 50 ft.-2FS - The Home Depot

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    Its a roll of foam, pink, it is normally used under sill plates in construction. Hdpe can be found in kitchen department in form of rectaangular mats that you would put on dining table

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    Thanks for the link. I don't think it's quite what I'm after. I'm looking for about 3ft x 1ft of closed cell insulation about 1/2" thick and as dense as possible while still coming off a roll and flexible-ish.

    I'll have to look again for place mats made of hdpe. Also thought about looking at yoga mats for the foam. The back panel of a hydration pack is about the exact type of foam I'm trying to find, I'm about ready to cut up an old one.

    Would prefer to find an actual source for this type of stuff so I can repeat the process without hunting Walmart for supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesMAmyke View Post
    Thanks for the link. I don't think it's quite what I'm after. I'm looking for about 3ft x 1ft of closed cell insulation about 1/2" thick and as dense as possible while still coming off a roll and flexible-ish.
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    Would a blue sleeping mat work for you? Their made up of closed cell foam and you could get a 1/2" thick one and cut it to the size you wanted. I don't know if it'll be ridged enough but it could probably work... It'd be better than a yoga mat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by campergf23 View Post
    Would a blue sleeping mat work for you? Their made up of closed cell foam and you could get a 1/2" thick one and cut it to the size you wanted. I don't know if it'll be ridged enough but it could probably work... It'd be better than a yoga mat.


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    I had just thought of the camping mat idea after posting about the yoga mat. I'm less concerned with rigidity and more looking for something dense enough as it's actually going to function as padding and not just stiffening material.

    I'll have to make another trip to look at things to cut up and reuse. So far have only found one place that sells what might be the type of foam I'm looking for in a reasonable quantity so I don't end up with 100ft of something I can't use.

    Will have to look out for things made of hdpe plastic as well, no luck with a source for that either.

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    Frame pack for under $15?

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    I made my own frame pack for about $15 to get me started, out of a drain pipe extender I had in my garage. I wanted to:

    A. Make sure I enjoyed bike packing before splashing out on more expensive gear, and
    B. Get out on the trails fast.

    I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The gear I built has stood up well for over 400km and being built of flexible plastic is lightweight, not susceptible to staining or tearing, and can be left on the bike when it's on a car rack by simply bending it out of the way. The top half of the drain pipe fits over the top tube and clips into the bottom part using standard MEC webbing and clips attached with zip ties. It is not as pretty as a Revelate bag but as a bike packing experiment: it works.

    The trips I did with this setup this summer have whet my appetite for more riding, but I am in no rush to replace it with a proper bag just yet. It has proven rugged and useful, negating the need for a backpack on day rides as well. Access is excellent, unlike the one-zipper frame bag that swallows up smaller items into the depths, never to be seen again.

    I leave it on the bike pretty much full time, but removing is as simple as undoing the straps and unscrewing the water bottle screws that secure it to the frame.

    You can see more pics at:

    https://rideandthrive.wordpress.com/...packing-setup/

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    Make Your Own Bikepacking gear

    Finally got around to sewing up a frame bag. Nothing fancy, single pocket with a single zipper, Velcro straps, and a rain flap over the zipper.








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    I'm thinking of trying my hand at some pogies/bar mitts. It true DIY fashion (and because I'm on a budget) I'm looking to reuse existing material. I remembered an old wetsuit was sitting in the basement and was wondering if that would be a good option for the job, or at least as an outer material with the option of adding a layer of insulated material inside if it needed to be warmer.

    Thoughts?

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    ^neoprene (wetsuit material) is often used to make pogies for water sports like kayaking due to it's ability to keep it's insulation value when wet. It should work fairly well for mtb pogies. I don't know how hard it would be to work with.


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    Tool Roll

    I made a rollup tool bag. It's designed to carry everything needed while bike packing. My tires are setup tubeless but I like to carry 2 tubes & a pump just incase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misternicholas View Post
    I made a rollup tool bag. It's designed to carry everything needed while bike packing. My tires are setup tubeless but I like to carry 2 tubes & a pump just incase.

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    Really nicely done. The attached light is a great touch for night time repairs. ....And yes, two tubes is a good idea, especially for when you're a long way away from shops. I really like the orange Cordura-like fabric. Do you know what it is?

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    Thanks! The material I bought from ripstopbytheroll:
    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/product...nt=18632565057

    The bag fits on the back of my seat so it's mostly used as a rear light. It is one of those fancy rear/front lights so I could use it for repairs too. Hopefully I'm not doing too many night time repairs!

    Frame bags coming soon for an AWOL & Fargo. Waiting on fabric.

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    That's a nice little bag, but it may benefit from having an extended flap on one side, a small strip of velcro may be nice but not necessary as the straps extend around the bag. I would buy that.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Make Your Own Bikepacking gear

    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    That's a nice little bag, but it may benefit from having an extended flap on one side, a small strip of velcro may be nice but not necessary as the straps extend around the bag. I would buy that.
    Are you talking about a flap to keep the tools from falling out? It has one of those. My first version did not & tools fell out easily. I have about 150 miles with it under my seat & no problems.

    I try to not sure a lot of Velcro because it generally fails easily.

    Here are some better pics:



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    Quote Originally Posted by wesMAmyke View Post
    Hmm...I walked all over both of those places and the local hardware store and found nothing.

    What product at Walmart consists of a hdpe mat? A cutting mat?

    All they had at Home depot was rigid insulation foam.


    For a light weight stiffener, try the cheap roll-up cutting boards made for backpacking from any dollar store (cheap) or fancy backpacking outfit (more expensive, same thing). Work great for making bikepacking gear

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