Handlebar Bags and Show Prep

Posted: December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
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We are finishing handlebar bags, and wrapping up other projects before the show this weekend. Working the kinks out of some of the finer details on the handlebar bags, I often forget that it takes many, many attempts to move from prototype to production.

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Realized the other night that it is more of a basket than a bag.

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This one uses fire hose for trim. All of these bags are made with a cordura (nylon packcloth) body, and even the pockets are backed with cordura or canvas, so you are not counting on the vintage fabrics to do anything structural.

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Pablo is learning to sew.

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One of the wilder collage models.

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I like the mix of brown fabrics and leathers in this bag.

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We have the strapping design pretty dialed now, where it helps to cinch the rack to the handlebars.

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The tags are made in the USA, too.

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Here is the same bag on a different handlebar style. The rack is limber enough to bend a bit to fit on various stems.

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Erika is wrapping up some field bags. I was in Portland last week and found the Pendleton Woolens Mill Discount Store, and bought various wool scraps.

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This is my favorite one so far. The red flannel scrap is from a jacket that I bought at a thrift store in Bellingham, WA on my way to Alaska in 2000.

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