So about three years ago, I ran into a guy named Joe in Rawlins, WY while biking across the US. He and his girlfriend were biking the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route at the time. Joe had made the framebags for their bikes and was considering making them for sale once back home. I took his email address and duly emailed him a few months later to order a framebag for my Surly Long Haul Trucker. Joe never emailed me back. Jerk.
|Pam's custom framebag|
It is lined with coated nylon which makes it pretty water resistant, but not waterproof. The interior is a lighter color, red, which allows you to spot things like Snickers bars, bear spray or whatever you're rummaging for.
The points where the bag contacts the frame consists of ballistics nylon and are foam padded. There is a port along the downtube where a hydration tube can snake out of the bag.
It is wide enough to carry more stuff than necessary within the diamond of your bicycle frame, but narrow enough to not inhibit your feet and legs and give plenty of chainring clearance.
|Look at those purty seams and corners!|
My plan is to make a few more prototypes to work out any design flaws, but then I will begin accepting inquiries for custom work. I have access to all of the high falutin' fabrics and materials that all of the other bag manufacturers do so I am looking forward to making some sweet bags and accessories to help folks go have some adventures.
Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!