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Blodwyn Pig

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show us 'your old bag'
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:20:36 pm »
 



Everyone has a favourite bag, a day bag, an 'all the time ' bag, a camping  bag, and some have a tale to tell.

here's mine.  It's an old (prob 60's /70's) Karrimor saddle bag. I bought it almost 20 years ago at a general Auction in Herne Bay, and it had the uplift frame with it, and was in considerably better condition, and only cost me £6. I've used it on and off ever since, and its getting a bit dog eared in places, with a few holes. I have been lusting after a nice new Camper Longflap in Green / honey, but really there is nowt wrong with this. So got it down off the shelf again yesterday, sewed the edgings back on, and patched the holes with some badges, and I think it looks better on Blodwyn than a rackpack.


Mind you if a Camper longflap  in green , came up on special for £50 I would have to buy it ::-)

Pedal Castro

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 01:52:55 pm »
My Carradice Nelson Long Flap, c.1980, as attached to my old race bike for a three day tour (385 miles) of east Brittany last week. Picked up 12 FFCT-BPF controls en route too.





Blodwyn Pig

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 10:32:32 am »
Here's an interesting link for the sewing minded and 'cleverer' folks on here.

http://www.pedalingnowhere.com/gear/diy-longflap-saddlebag-minimalist-bike-touring/

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 12:25:26 pm »
My old bag was becoming less water proof so I got the kit from Carradice for bag RnR

Bloggy here

http://audaxing.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/carradice-care/

I'm still using the bag
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Pedal Castro

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 02:01:31 pm »
I use a 5l drybag inside mine, that holds all my clothes and also keeps the bag from sagging in the middle.

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 06:09:25 pm »


Carradice Super C rear panniers



Nelson Longflap

Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 09:14:49 pm »

slope

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 05:25:10 pm »








Slope can't and won't catch up with modern cycling/cyclists, beyond SPD sandals and pedals :-[

Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 06:08:09 pm »
hi slope
           they sure do look like the same  ;D are yours still going strong?.... repaired mine last year with the kit they had a hole in each one but was soon sorted and even reproffed them at the same time  :thumbsup:  ... years of life in them still  I also to have a nelson longflap which I love dearly  :thumbsup:




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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 08:45:53 am »
hi slope
           they sure do look like the same  ;D are yours still going strong?.... repaired mine last year with the kit they had a hole in each one but was soon sorted and even reproffed them at the same time  :thumbsup:  ... years of life in them still  I also to have a nelson longflap which I love dearly  :thumbsup:




Yep mine still going very strong.  I have 2 Nelson Longflaps, one I bought new in 1992.

Yours looking good too :)

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2015, 08:19:39 pm »
hi slope
           they sure do look like the same  ;D are yours still going strong?.... repaired mine last year with the kit they had a hole in each one but was soon sorted and even reproffed them at the same time  :thumbsup:  ... years of life in them still  I also to have a nelson longflap which I love dearly  :thumbsup:





Must say I LURV  the RSF badge and always have. I reminds me of a cross between a Clarice Cliff design and a Led Zeppelin album, with a bit of Rainbow and JR Tolkien thrown in. ;)

Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2015, 07:10:04 pm »
Does it not also remind you of a Swallows and Amazons map? !!!?!!!? :o!!! ;D!!! ???!!! 8)!!!
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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2015, 11:40:23 am »
Karrimor 60s/70s? saddlebag. I'll have to get another old bike, or even better, a trike (why did I sell my Longstaff TWD way back in 1995?) ::-)






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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2015, 03:23:52 pm »
Plus yet another Carradice Nelson, this one a known 1972 model. Obviously not seen a lot of sun or use during its past 43 years. Soon put that to rights :)


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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2015, 11:55:04 am »
Slope's not for bonking since the 1970s :D




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Re: show us 'your old bag'
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2015, 12:30:25 pm »
I still have a couple of bonk bags too. 1 from the early 80's the other freom the early 70's

IMG_0329 by ian, on Flickr

IMG_0328 by ian, on Flickr

The campag style as displayed by Slope was the first type I owned :)


Blodwyn Pig

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Re: show us 'your old bag'
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