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My new superfast-built custom bag

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Sorry for bothering (again.. honestly, I'm sorry for being so needy :o don't tell Boris the racist islamophobic bar-steward). I've gone down the custom route via Custom Merit for my bag. Thanks Jon...

Dont want it to look tacky. Its on my commuter bike (IndyFab I'll have you know) so need to ensure I get it right. Here is what the drawing looks lile provisionally. No zigzags as requested...

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Gonna leave the colour scheme to them as I'll only mess it up...
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I'd run a shorter bottle on the R. That space above the current bottle I would say would be of little use.

Though on a commuter I would keep the framebag for tools tubes and an emergency waterproof or gilet. Such an awkward space is a pain to pack and unpack on a daily basis.
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Thanks Rich. Noted and I've asked for that area to be a bit fatter (well 10cm as opposed to 6) and there'll be some daisy chain on the inside so whatever I fasten towards the back of the bag (tool wallet?) can stay put...

Main use for the bag would be fastpacking possibly bikepacking too!) day rides so might not get used all the time for commutes...
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No idea about the bags... but beautiful frame.. (the bike i mean!)
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Scud wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:12 am No idea about the bags... but beautiful frame.. (the bike i mean!)
Thanks Scud... About 4 years ago I think I asked on here before selling on my Independent Fab steel Deluxe. Stu had advised against it which is one of the things I was pondering on... A few bikes later and after lusting after a road version of an Indy Fab I finally got one (bargain basement price of well under £800 for the frameset too).

It rides beautiful and goes to show how well they must have been making the Fat Chance-Yo Eddy all them years ago. Framebag specs finalised, paid and the chaps at Custom Merit should have it put together shortly.

Thanks Jon (Climber).
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Re: My new superfast built custom bag (thanks Mr Climber)

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Got this lovely pic through today. With a message that its been dispatched (from Netherlands) and its been the fastest bag they've ever built.

Thanks to Custom Merit as well as John Climber for bringing em to the forums attention.

Will update with a pic when it arrives
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Rich, I wondered about the small sectiom at the bike and stuff falling about. They add a little velcro-compatible rail on the inside to the bag to ensure things can be secured and immobilised.

Will report back on fit and usage. Hope it gets to me in time...
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redefined_cycles wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:16 pm the fastest bag they've ever built.
That's the kind of claim that needs some wind-tunnel testing data to back it up.
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:lol: you know what I mean...

Contacted them on Saturday I think. By Monday the payment had cleared, 3 or 4 design iterations and digital alterations and by Thursday the bag was finished and dispatched :o
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Just seen this post,
I'm glad it's worked out (hopefully on arrival too)

The lads are super helpful, very communicative, easy to get on with and their attention to detail is amazing

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Looking forward to seeing the fitted bag :-bd
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Those bags look really nice folks. A new company to me, how are the prices?
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About £130 for half bag and about £180 for the full. Bout £15 postage and they do try to get round the brexit thingy (this comment will self destruct). Proper custom coordination though and it would seem they have some proper attention to detail...
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Managed to track it to Rotherham via the parcelforce website. They're sending me a letter to pay customs charges apparently :sad:
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£34.45 customs charge :sad: just going to collect now from Rotherham...
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redefined_cycles wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:58 am £34.45 customs charge :sad: just going to collect now from Rotherham...
Seems about right Shaf from what I paid for my goodies from Europe. Don't worry I'm sure brexit will be worth it in the end ~X( =))
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redefined_cycles wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:58 am £34.45 customs charge :sad: just going to collect now from Rotherham...
But that helps pay for the unicorns and keeping the foreigners out............
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Just been to collect it. At first I was a little underwhelmed after the fit seemed very 'off'. Lots of little tantrums in my head and lots of 'well I should've contacted Ian/Wildcat' and, 'well this is no Revelate is it'...

Anyway, tantrums over and I looked again. I'd put the straps on wrong. Also the customs wasnt actually only £23... the rest was ParcelForce handling fee.

Rode back with it and aside from the fact that I'm ever so slightly broke, for the moment, I think I really like it. Might swap the straps for some thinner double sided velcro though... Excellent workmanship and super fast delivery. Apart from The Brexsit', what's not to like... A pic here...

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JohnClimber wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:46 pm
redefined_cycles wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:58 am £34.45 customs charge :sad: just going to collect now from Rotherham...
But that helps pay for the unicorns and keeping the foreigners out............
As I popped past the petrol station I ntoiced the blurb on front pages... Apparently Boris saying that this Brexit is really driving up the UK workmanship and quality and all that. He obviously said it much more irritatingly...
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JohnClimber wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:50 pm Don't forget to send the lads a picture for their gallery Shaf

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Already did parked at the RM depot :smile:
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