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    Alternative Frame Bags for Pugsley

    Anyone know of alternative brands to the Revelate bags? $160 seems like a lot to ask...
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    Porcelain Rocket Custom Bicycle Bags from Porcelain Rocket
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    Could trace your frame and try to get one sewn locally or DIY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    Thanks for the alternative. Is there anything that's more budget-friendly?
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    Look for "Ibera".

    They're kinda chintzy, but they give you an idea of the value of frame bags. I'd say use it get an informed opinion on what you'd want out of a heavier duty custom bag.
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    BarkingBearBagworks did a heck of a job for my Pugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecwashere7 View Post
    Thanks for the alternative. Is there anything that's more budget-friendly?
    Hand-made, locally sourced goods are expensive and worth every penny. Don't be such a cheapskate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    Hand-made, locally sourced goods are expensive and worth every penny. Don't be such a cheapskate.
    I agree!!
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    Ibera frame bags - super cheap and great fit

    Mine is still going strong. I actually put a tiny hole in the bottom just last week and ran one of the water bottle bolts through it, so it's secured on the bottom too now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Co-opski View Post
    Could trace your frame and try to get one sewn locally or DIY.
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    I did this one myself since I couldn't find one in my budget that would still fit a bottle cage. I needed something to carry all my goodies so I didn't need a seatpack due to running a dropper post. I used black denim and waxed it so it was waterproof. Works well and was cheap.


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    How to make your own frame bag for bikepacking - YouTube

    DIY takes a couple hours and costs $25-30. I've made a couple now and I don't think Porcelain Rocket or Relevate's prices are out of line at all! It's not super difficult to create, but to get their level of quality is. So if fit and finish matter, have the pro's do it. Otherwise, order up some fabric and fire up that old sewing machine and get to work.
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    Literally hundreds of different types on amazon. Do some searches.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Literally hundreds of different types on amazon. Do some searches.
    I went there and saw that. Felt like I was lost in the Amazon Jungle!

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    DIY. It's easy to make a basic, functional frame bag. You won't get the quality or features of the pros without a lot of practice, but you can make a durable, functional one for under $30 if you already have a sewing machine. Don't have a sewing machine? $30-50 on craigslist. Don't want to sew? Coroplast, zip ties and duck tape.

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    The Ibera seems a little pricey for me. I use duck tape and plastic shopping bags, and for a bonus, it looks better than an Ibera.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    I know two people who have bought the cheap frame pack and both are now wanting a Revelate. So they both will eventually purchase two bags and that's more expensive than just buying one good one.

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    I use the JANDD frame bag, retails for $30 and it works great

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    Revelate is ok, but it's not worth the $160, not even close. IDK how, but mine has a little hole-tear in it now too.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Porta-packs are made in NH and are a bargain at less than $30 for the wedge style. Very satisfied with mine.

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    We got these in my shop recently. Frame Bag XL*| AltGear The price is certainly right. It does hold a wine bottle and has another separate storage area accessed from the other side.

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    I think the problem with Revelate is that they are selling a lot through retailers, which usually means a large price increase to the consumer.

    My motto has been "buy nice or buy twice".

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    If I have to buy another Ibera bag I will still only be $40 in. I used fabric spray on mine so its all black now and looks like every other frame bag. How stupid of me for buying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I think the problem with Revelate is that they are selling a lot through retailers, which usually means a large price increase to the consumer.

    My motto has been "buy nice or buy twice".
    I just bought a Relevate Viscacha bag from a bike store @ a 20% discount during their Spring Sale. Just spoke with him on the phone earlier today and they just got some *gas tanks* in .. again I will get a 20% discount. Otherwise they price the same as the Relevate Designs website, not more.

    It's my understanding they are still "handmade" one at a time, not mass produced and why they cost more. Also, they strive to improve and make changes on their products.

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    +1 on the Ibera bag. $15 on amazon. I reinforced the bottom of mine with duct tape, and put a little 2" x 6" or so piece of plastic in between that and a bottle holder. It Looks awesome, perfectly stable, doesn't move, fits perfectly(my frame at least, not a pugs tho)
    I also blacked out the orange logos using fabric paint and a piece of carbon fiber decal in the "reflective" area.

    Has lasted a few rides in the winter already. If it blows out in a year or 2, then buy another one. Its 1/10 the cost of a custom bag.

    Best for the money is self made however.

    LOL at the cheapskate comment, neg rep for the snobby elitest with more money than class.

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    Becker Bags in AK and Crater Packs in CO make nice frame packs too.

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