Like a Carradice but lighter?

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Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:23 pm

Does anyone make an old school saddlebag like Carradice but in VX21?

This is all I can find, which is silly expensive

https://builtbyswift.com/shop/zeitgeist-saddle-bag/

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:45 pm

I was just going to suggest the Bridge Street sadde bag Shawn but it appears that they may be no more.

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by jamiep » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:53 pm

Carradice now make one in lighter weight fabric. i don't recall if it is like a Barley, Audax or something else. They have a few one offs currenly on their Ebay store

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by techno mail » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:04 pm

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by benp1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:19 pm

There is something about the carradry fabric that looks really cheap though

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by freddy_tanner » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:25 pm

If you can find one of the older carradice overlanders they are lighter. They can sometimes be found cheap on ebay.

Ive got one that's been going very well for a few years.

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:13 pm

Shame Carradice didn't pick vx21 for the lighter ones, probably have to wait another 20 years for that

I suppose I could always get some material and old carradice for a pattern and learn sewing machines but that seems extreme

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by johnnystorm » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:40 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:I was just going to suggest the Bridge Street sadde bag Shawn but it appears that they may be no more.

https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.c ... eview.html
Bugger. I was about to recommend it as well.

The name listed on the contact us page is the same as the name on the bags Kickstarter. Seems to have gone back to the day job.
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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by benp1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:23 pm

Out of interest, why?

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:19 pm

That Bridge street thing looks horrible!

why?

errr

bikepacking seatpacks aren't very convenient for getting stuff in and out of
are generally a bit of a pain to pack
for bimbling about on gravel something more traditional saddlebag ish would be fine

...probably just been looking at too many rsf pics

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Oli.vert » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:27 pm

.....try these guys https://www.mackworkshop.com/collections/all

They have VX21 in a bunch of colours, based in Bristol, and do custom orders. Sure they'd make you a Carradice inspired bag if you asked. They have a big Rando bag for £140, so presumably that or less.

Using a saddle bag on the front of a bike is great, easy access, doesnt sway around as much as it would on the back, looks proper. :-bd

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Dyffers » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:34 pm

restlessshawn wrote: for bimbling about on gravel...
Why worry about weight if you're 'bimbling'? Channel your inner audaxer and get a proper Barley and a bracket to fit it to you're new-fangled saddle without bag loops :smile: As you say, they're great for actually getting to the thing you want at the bottom of the bag.

Caveat: I haven't used mine in at least 8 years because I'm a fashion victim. :roll:

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:34 am

Oli.vert wrote:.....try these guys https://www.mackworkshop.com/collections/all

They have VX21 in a bunch of colours, based in Bristol, and do custom orders. Sure they'd make you a Carradice inspired bag if you asked. They have a big Rando bag for £140, so presumably that or less.

Using a saddle bag on the front of a bike is great, easy access, doesnt sway around as much as it would on the back, looks proper. :-bd

thanks I will drop them a mail

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:35 am

Dyffers wrote:
restlessshawn wrote: for bimbling about on gravel...
Why worry about weight if you're 'bimbling'? Channel your inner audaxer and get a proper Barley and a bracket to fit it to you're new-fangled saddle without bag loops :smile: As you say, they're great for actually getting to the thing you want at the bottom of the bag.

Caveat: I haven't used mine in at least 8 years because I'm a fashion victim. :roll:
Cotton duck and leather isn't my cup of tea really

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Oli.vert » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:52 pm

restlessshawn wrote:
Cotton duck and leather isn't my cup of tea really
Tbh, I really like the old-style cotton-duck and leather Carradice, but do get miffed at having to undo buckles at times especially in the cold and rain. First world problems eh? Plastic snow-clips so much easier, but sooooo fricken ugly, to my eye anyway. I want less plastic in my life not more!

Still, Carradice have an Audax bag without leather straps, 9L capacity should be enough for bimbling, weighs less than the Swift x-pac version and made of tougher material.
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Only 60 quid. I might have one myself.... :shock: :smile:
https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddle ... ck-cordura

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:30 pm

The Hinterland (black) version seems to be lighter 340g

https://www.cyclesgetlost.com/products/ ... hinterland

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Landslide » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:41 pm

€220???!!! :shock:

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by mikehowarth » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:01 pm

Been after something similar myself for a while.

Swift Hinterland caught my eye but I just can't justify dropping that on a bag, especially when you consider how many Carradice's you could buy for that money and their longevity!

Mac Workshop is a good shout, maybe might be able to get a bit of movement on price if a few people go in together as it would be relatively easier to produce a few on they've designed the pattern, otherwise I'd chalked it down to next winters project.

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Landslide » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:21 pm

I've seen quite a bit of chat saying that Mack Workshop's stuff is great, but that lead times can be a bit long and communication lacking. Worth bearing in mind if you need stuff for the near future.

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by restlessshawn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:32 pm

Will post back here when I hear back from them...I'll actually send an email tonight

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Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

Post by Teetosugars » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:30 pm

Big x top do custom too...

https://www.bigxtop.com/

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