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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hello All,

I'm trying to make my own steering bag for my Motobecane.

What I want to use is an Army Gasmask (I believe) bag. Add some nice black leather straps, fixate them to the bag. And that's it.

This is how it's going to look, but what do you think of it like this?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:04 pm 
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Look good to me


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:42 pm 
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you need to consider vibration while riding. Will it move? Will the constant vibration cause cloth/straps/laces to wear and break?

when it's full, does everything go to one side and affect the handling?

other than that, looks good


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:31 pm 
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Most of the commercial ones have some sort of an internal frame or support to stop it resting on the tyre/mudguard when it gets heavy/full/loose.

Might be worth looking into. Can get some small headtube/fork crown mounted supports. Or DIY.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:56 pm 
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You could try a decaleur; something like this - https://velo-orange.com/collections/rac ... aleur-kits.

It's not designed to support the weight of the bag, but can help with stabilising it.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:40 pm 
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Thanks for the tips everybody. But for now I leave the bag as it is.
I have added a foam bottom inside the bag, so normally it should touch the frontwheel.


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