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TSR framebag prototype; thoughts?
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:38:34 pm »
‘Ey up, all!

Having a few moments to myself yesterday, I knocked up a prototype for a frame bag which has been hovering in the back of my mind for ages. Hopefully the link below will pull up a photo.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uTo9e13qKsnJmKRgXzPI-MsDA4XfHjhP

I’m really just looking for suggestions should I ever pull my finger out and make it. I’ve been think roll-top closure up to now, but a flap or zip might work better.  Additional stiffening, perhaps?

TIA.
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Re: TSR framebag prototype; thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2018, 08:43:35 am »
The more I look at it in the flesh, the more I wonder if just knocking up something similar in stiff mesh to form a basket might actually be more useful than a full-blown bag?
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Re: TSR framebag prototype; thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 04:42:47 pm »
I'd stick with a fairly stiff fabric to both maintain shape and then be pick-uppable when you leave the bike.

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Re: TSR framebag prototype; thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 04:24:42 pm »
I reckon a roll top closure would work well. A flap with velcro closure would work fine too. A zip would have to be made waterproof somehow, and could make it difficult to close a full bag.

You can buy stuff to stiffen fabric. You stitch it in, or you fuse it using heat, depending. It's known as interfacing (or fusible interfacing). That allows you to choose whatever material you like for the outer shell and lining.

Re: TSR framebag prototype; thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 01:12:04 pm »
For stiffening, checkout In-R-Foam, Mrs Ham (she of the patchwork brigade) has just used it to make a bag from, it is probably what you are looking for in that respect.