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by drjon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

oh, and someone has mooted using the larger strap deck as a mini rack - basically having some thin standoffs that can be used with either fork bosses, low rider mounts etc and the deck as a central piece. it might well be adaptable in concept to the rear of the bike too....its going through my mind ...
by drjon
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

thanks for the input Slarge. ive been thinking about a version that would potentially take in some of that remit. to be honest I think I would need to go to M6 bolts to allow more stand off (leverage on the bolt) and the fact that with a bigger capacity folk will undoubtedly load it more. that means...
by drjon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

sweet! sounds just the ticket ;-)~ and Tuscany? i know they carry a bottle of wine well !
by drjon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

the other element is how the forces are transmitted to the bars. a lot of carbon bars have no resistance built in to clamping lateral to the stem. id wager my system, that provides circumferential clamping as opposed to a scissor type action, and in a naturally grippy material (ano alu is essentiall...
by drjon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

G funk use m5. 40mm A2 stainless coated black. thet are pretty strong bolts. of couse *how* a bolt is used is vital. my seatpost uses 2xM5 bolts to hold the saddle that holds 88kg of throbbing gristle up...
by drjon
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

The G dunk flex open so achieve the same thing - and are light and tough, if that helps!
by drjon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

thanks! love hearing from folk and how they are using them. cheers!
by drjon
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 675

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

evening, https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49802831366_aaf496495d_c.jpg it kind of depends on the size and weight of stuff... im using a dry bag I made that houses my thermarest, tarp, pole and some puffies. id put the sleeping bag elsewhere or swap something in or out. the voile straps need to be...
by drjon
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving bottle bosses
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Moving bottle bosses

by drjon
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top Tube Bags (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Top Tube Bags (again)

thanks for the DeWidget props - true, not always 100% neccessary - some bags have pretty reasonable stability - but even then, it can help stop a moving, often anodised, part rubbing on a sometimes dirty, gritty strap. some folk are not fussed on wear and tear, but in some cases you could wear well ...
by drjon
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bag in the washing machine?
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: Frame bag in the washing machine?

im pretty sure x pac doesnt take kindly to washing machines - i think it can de-lam... but im guessing amount of and how aggressive of cycle could influence...

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by drjon
Thu May 28, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bivi bag seams
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Bivi bag seams

what material you using? can you flat fell seam (practiced it)? i find it veeeeery difficult tbh... consider this too: https://mountainlaureldesigns.com/how-to-seam-seal-your-mountain-laurel-designs-tent/ that stuff is dead easy to use... i also use dots on the floor to stop the inflatable matt movi...
by drjon
Sat May 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Myog anything cage
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Myog anything cage

good work! if you can, try a counter sink bit and then use counter sink bolts. I suspect the bolt heads will rub through your bag in time....
by drjon
Sat May 23, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle/bag bosses
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Bottle/bag bosses

thumbs up!
by drjon
Fri May 22, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle/bag bosses
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Bottle/bag bosses

who is building the frame? as James alludes to, bosses near the head tube are potentially a focus of stress- for a few reasons. ti can be finicky that way, so Id want to know the builder is capable of assessing the outcome. I have a few ti frames and respect the builder enormously., he was not keen ...
by drjon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 51
Views: 6345

Re: drj0n bagworks

thanks Whitestone! yep, designed to flex over no probs!
by drjon
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2026

Re: Harness V Cradle help

I designed the bar mounted strap deck to face down ideally. This keeps the bag under the bars and closer to the head tube, which is better for steering input and lines of vision. If your stem is very short obviously you can rotate it around to the desired or required position. I can't think of many ...
by drjon
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Source for foam spacers?
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Source for foam spacers?

backcountry.scot have some - varied sizes...
by drjon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

I realised it may help to have a visual reference....

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by drjon
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 51
Views: 6345

Re: drj0n bagworks

so these came through from the 3D printer - im calling them G-funk's - 31.8mm clamps that will take a 35-40mm M5 bolt and will therefore hold a bottle cage, Strap Deck or anything else to your handlebars (or anything else that can be shimmed to 31.8mm) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49680636131...
by drjon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

thanks all! yep - there are various versions of auxiliary bosses kicking around - this is mine...the idea is that if you only need one - say to add support for a many thing cage when you have a bottle set of bosses (ie 2 ->3) you add a couple of washers under the brazed on bolts and then you may onl...
by drjon
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 899

designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

https://flic.kr/p/2iEbZSG Hope this isn't inappropriate use of the forum? So this part is coming soon - its a 3d printed housing for a brass M5 threaded insert, that can be stuck using double sided tape or stick on velcro AND 2 3mm zip ties to any tube or flat area on your bike. There are various op...
by drjon
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest frame bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 1221

Re: Smallest frame bag?

make your own!

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by drjon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried the Topeak Versacage?
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Anyone tried the Topeak Versacage?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aMEt1UPvZTm4WrRk7TPvF_6P6j8mojgMf7vY7H2OV_B1HNcT-sfUy1ZFkiZ8-ZSsGHr6iSNjhx4JQDQqJ-ERkRL00GsPp4H8j64fbEsJEyn7_2wKc9eRnjTtwF9Laaf3L8eC91S-iYhpdCMQW_H28IJfN1lLOztXm41nPl-vsrNSpbX7xiyesmdPdZAG73sCAFjAuM4YPMGZGc9aF48mnthnk2fTVoln4MDIQFwqgRmQBc7A4wbbgSDdlLWjgD-a1jgDclBqU...
by drjon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 51
Views: 6345

Re: drj0n bagworks

that would definitely give you clearance and adaptability....its funny - although there is very little curve to the Decks, the stability even with 6"/15cm roll bags is amazing. the reason I even began looking at it as a bar harness alternative was when I stopped using Jones bars and hence 4 point mo...