Repurposing bags for bike

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  • 11-01-2016
    OlMarin
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    Repurposing bags for bike
    Anybody ever find a bag and make it work on a bike?
    I have. It' an old HP printer bag. I had Velcro, thread and time.

    How's it work? Next post.
  • 11-01-2016
    OlMarin
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    I left the straps on. Heck. I'm so old I got lots more than straps flappin' in the breeze:) I don't catch them with a leg getting on an off the bike.
    For what I do, well, it's a man purse!
    Attachment 1103075
  • 11-09-2016
    leeboh
    Yup, try some army /navy store canvas ones, cheap and lots of straps.
  • 11-10-2016
    SlipSpace
    Great upcycling! Looks a perfect fit on there.
  • 11-10-2016
    OlMarin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlipSpace View Post
    Great upcycling! Looks a perfect fit on there.

    It's working quite well. Fits a wind breaker and a flannel shirt with room to spare for gloves, etc. I can start a ride at 40 degrees F and still be comfortable when it's 60 or more!
    The idea of Army/Navy stores is a winner! This is just something I had. It was something to do on an afternoon when I'd already ridden and the interwebz was down.
  • 11-10-2016
    OlMarin
    BTW I carry my blood glucose monitor and insulin on longer rides. I took what was left of the Velcro and made it into a seat bag (did I mention I'm a cheap [email protected][email protected]*d?). I'll have to get a pic of that.
  • 11-10-2016
    OlMarin

    Here's where my meter lives. Frees up space for my wallet, keys and cable lock in the big bag. Need those at my fave bakery that sells these great 10 mile macaroons!
  • 11-10-2016
    BrianMc
    I have repurposed an old CPAP bag and an old Sony video camera bag for bike use.
  • 11-10-2016
    OlMarin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    I have repurposed an old CPAP bag and an old Sony video camera bag for bike use.

    I guess I'm not the only one! BTW it's a good think you didn't misspell CPAP. :lol:
  • 02-07-2017
    OlMarin
    Update: Installed a new rack and decided to move the Velcro. I made the straps shorter and sewed them right to the bag. No real need, it's about making it look cool.

    Hey, at least I admit it;)
  • 08-11-2017
    bachman1961
    I keep all kinds of things that look like they could be made useful. Haven't got too creative yet though because I've found some great prices on a few things. I've tried to get the jist of a bike packer set up so I'm at-the-ready if a plan comes together or I get on a (for me) real long ride. I have an inexpensive elongated seat pack that wasn't the traditional $100 bucks and up, a feed sack on the handle bar that was around $8 , a fork or universal mount cage that's on my front fork and two drysacks that suspend/attach with straps.

    Before I found the seat pack, I was eyeing up leather lace up boots at Goodwill that could have the uppers detached and create a lace up cradle for carrying things or under-seat support for a bigger seat bag. I see how people can become hoarders. Anytime I go to throw something away, I now find myself speculating other uses or ways to modify for other use.
  • 08-12-2017
    OlMarin
    This bag has turned out to be my go to GP bag. Just the right size. Great when going yard sale hunting or to various events where I need a 'man purse'.