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Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« on: 23 December, 2014, 10:36:09 am »
Apart from Carradice anyone know of who would do a repair to a Barley saddlebag pocket---following attentions from a mouse or squirrel (in outbuilding) top rim of a pocket is chewed away in its search for a chocolate bar ::-)

Any idea on cost of such repair? Just concerned that with P&P both ways could end up near cost of a new bag....
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #1 on: 23 December, 2014, 11:03:50 am »
Apart from Carradice anyone know of who would do a repair to a Barley saddlebag pocket---following attentions from a mouse or squirrel (in outbuilding) top rim of a pocket is chewed away in its search for a chocolate bar ::-)

Any idea on cost of such repair? Just concerned that with P&P both ways could end up near cost of a new bag....


Hi James. Which part of the country do you live in?
What cost is a replacement/new bag?
What about an image that clearly shows the extent of the damage.
What colour is the cotton duck?
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #2 on: 23 December, 2014, 11:07:08 am »
DIY, an ideal use for an old club badge used as a patch.

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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #3 on: 23 December, 2014, 11:08:54 am »
Or an audax distance badge :)
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #4 on: 23 December, 2014, 11:13:33 am »
carradice do a repair / reproofing kit which can fix small holes.  See blog https://audaxing.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/carradice-care/ for pictures

Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #5 on: 23 December, 2014, 01:10:05 pm »
Thanks all--an AAA  600km BR badge should repair the damage (chewed off rim under flap)

....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #6 on: 24 December, 2014, 12:55:35 pm »
I think a Cobbler or saddler should be able to sew that, may even sew a strip of doubled over leather along the edge. I have a cobbler in my town who does bag reapairs etc

Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #7 on: 05 January, 2015, 04:52:11 pm »
Have now `fixed`---generous quantity of contact adhesive and a 600km badge  ;D

Although not a beautiful job it is now functional in keeping with aged bag, and cost virtually pennies to do


600km patch by jamesld8, on Flickr
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #8 on: 05 January, 2015, 08:45:36 pm »
I think that looks entirely appropriate.
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #9 on: 06 January, 2015, 02:01:52 pm »
When I wore a hole in my bag (during the period when carradice weren't doing repairs) they sent me some patches and instructed me to glue them on with contact adhesive.

That was about 5 years ago and patch is still going strong.

I've resewn on several of the leather straps. It's hard work by hand and you need strong thread.
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #10 on: 07 January, 2015, 07:30:19 am »
When I wore a hole in my bag (during the period when carradice weren't doing repairs) they sent me some patches and instructed me to glue them on with contact adhesive.

That was about 5 years ago and patch is still going strong.



I`ve also used contact adhesive to stick a couple AAA round cloth badges on bag flap 6 months ago and they are showing no signs of coming off :thumbsup:---so looking fwd to them remaining in perpetuity on the bag
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #11 on: 25 November, 2023, 11:01:33 am »
I know Carradice repair their saddlebags and HK has a clapped-out Carradice cotton duck jobbie that needs new straps and at least one patch.

She also has an old cotton duck Karrimor saddlebag that needs some repair, mostly seams coming apart. Any chance that Carradice or somebody else will tackle this job (in a sympathetic fashion, for suitable remuneration)?
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #12 on: 27 November, 2023, 06:16:17 pm »
Probably the best way to find out is to ask. I've contacted them a couple of times for the re-stitching of the man-made fibre round the top of reasonably old panniers to the cotton duck** and they have been very approachable and happy to help. Very quick turn-round as well, there and back in the space of a week.


The best contact address is probably sales@carradice.co.uk.


** Panniers bought in 1999 and used on (roughly) a weekly basis ever since, as all my commissaire kit fits in them perfectly.
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #13 on: 29 November, 2023, 01:56:17 pm »
Probably the best way to find out is to ask.

And as expected, Carradice are happy to repair their own products but not anything else.

Any suggestions for somebody able to restore an ancient saddlebag from a departed friend?
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #14 on: 29 November, 2023, 02:07:46 pm »
That's a sod!

Just thinking, I have had success in the past getting a (thick, synthetic) cloth tuba gig bag repaired by a local saddler/leather worker. Someone of that ilk, who would have the tools for work on heavy cloth and leather, would have the equipment and skills required to do the job.
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #15 on: 29 November, 2023, 02:08:21 pm »
Try a shoe repair place?  Or someone who repairs sails or tarpaulins?


https://www.scottishmountaingear.com


This lot have an excellent rep for fixing rucksacks & other camping kit. They may be able to help.
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #16 on: 29 November, 2023, 02:11:11 pm »
When the leather tab at the back of my Barley started to come unstitched, I took it to a shoe repairer. But it sounds as if you want a lot more stitching than that.
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #17 on: 29 November, 2023, 05:51:45 pm »
Local cobbler repaired my bag. That was just restitching one of the closure straps though. Cost me £3.00

Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #18 on: 29 November, 2023, 10:17:46 pm »
Local cobbler repaired my bag. That was just restitching one of the closure straps though. Cost me £3.00
Same here, though it was about 25 years ago in my case, and I can't remember what it cost. I imagine you'd have a problem finding a cobbler with the right equipment to do it nowadays.

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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #19 on: 29 November, 2023, 10:32:34 pm »
Probably the best way to find out is to ask.

And as expected, Carradice are happy to repair their own products but not anything else.

Any suggestions for somebody able to restore an ancient saddlebag from a departed friend?

Canvas tent repairers? 

https://www.specialisedcanvas.co.uk/bell-tent-repair
https://www.tentandcanvas.com/
etc etc
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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #20 on: 29 November, 2023, 10:38:56 pm »
Err...how about using a needle with some thread? A thimble or pliers would help with pushing or pulling the needle. And an awl for making holes in the leather.

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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #21 on: 30 November, 2023, 12:30:06 pm »
Alpkit?  They say they repair from any manufacturer, and they do some waxed cotton luggage so should have the right stuff.
Think it possible that you may be mistaken.

Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #22 on: 30 November, 2023, 01:37:13 pm »
I'd've thought HK had the needlework skills to DIY.

Get a needle puller, waxed threads and some needles. It's slow work, mind.


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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #23 on: 30 November, 2023, 01:43:08 pm »
A sailmakers palm is useful too. I had one back in the day when mending sails and ancillary boat bits, but no idea where it is now.

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Re: Saddlebag repair to cotton duck
« Reply #24 on: 30 November, 2023, 01:53:28 pm »
I think she could repair her saddlebag but she is the one looking to pay somebody to do it. I suspect a previous Carradice repair has put her off doing more extensive work on cotton duck nowadays. Nerve damage is affecting her dexterity to a fair extent.

There is an Alpkit store near my work, so we will investigate that option for the Karrimor bag and look towards canvas tent repairers afterwards, if no joy. Carradice will be dealing with their own bag.
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