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    DIY Frame Bag

    Hi all,

    I made my own frame bag over the holidays and wanted to share my results. Thank you to those that previously posted about how they built theirs - hopefully someone finds my info helpful as well.

    The full write up is here on my blog.



    This was a learning experience that I really enjoyed - particularly since I was doing the work inside the toasty warm house while the outside temps were less than toasty!

    I used Cordura 1000D and I think it was a good pick. I'm no expert and time will tell but it "feels" pretty good in terms of weight and strength.





    Now I'm onto a couple more accessories for a season of bikepacking!
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    You can sew bro! I would never have the patience to do that.

    Very nice job though and the bag is nice and big for riders who need that ( Usually that style of bag is small and useless ) If you can make them quick and cheap, Set up a Ebay store or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnt2012 View Post
    You can sew bro! I would never have the patience to do that.

    Very nice job though and the bag is nice and big for riders who need that ( Usually that style of bag is small and useless ) If you can make them quick and cheap, Set up a Ebay store or something.
    Thanks! Good to have a fallback career skill, I guess...

    I hadn't thought of making them for others. I'll give that some more thought!

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    Well done.
    I think I'll have to follow your lead sometime soon.

    Magura

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    Very good work! Your patterns, cutouts and sew lines are deftly done, very workmanlike and the final result perfectly fits your bike. Wow. I sew a lot and know how much attention to detail it takes to get results like that. Congrats!

    p.s. Really like your kokopelli rug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Very good work! Your patterns, cutouts and sew lines are deftly done, very workmanlike and the final result perfectly fits your bike. Wow. I sew a lot and know how much attention to detail it takes to get results like that. Congrats!

    p.s. Really like your kokopelli rug!
    Thank you June Bug!

    For my next project, I'm thinking about a little bag that sits on the top of the top frame tube and against the seat post - almost a triangle shape but much more rounded. Anyone know if these have a specific name??

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    wow, that is stunning. very very nice work.

    I like the idea of the second one on top of the top tube.

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    Very nice work.

    Can you please copy your opening post over here:

    Make Your Own Bikepacking gear
    "Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left."
    Ty Webb

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