With this extra free time a lot of us have, I have been making myself some bags. It takes more time working out the design than the actual sewing so I thought I would make a few extra and see if I can sell them.
These are the classic under saddle tool roll you see a few companies doing. The only real difference is they are a little bigger and can hold a bigger tube. I designed it around tube that can fit up to 29x2.4. I have also tried it with a 25c tube and that worked nicely too.
Made with black 1000D cordura and ladder lock buckle.
Dimensions when open 30cm x 27cm
3 for sale at £20 each including p&p (I'm not in London so no collection sorry)
If these sell I will make a donation to the forum.
Dibs one of those. They look ideal - you have PM.
Dibs another pls!
Dibs. will send PM
If you make a 4th...
I use a very similar tool roll and I put a safety pin through the chord to stop it slowly coming undone while cycling. I'm not really in the market to buy a new one now, but you're in a great opportunity to make a roll that doesn't need a safety pin.
I’ll take one if there are more going! (Was just starting to hunt for something like this... any chance you could do one in red? Or a reflective material?)
Would also be interested in one, look great.
Can I have one too if any left? Or I’ll put my preorder in please :)
The bigxtop tool rolls came with this buckle design so I presumed it would be fine as he made those for years. In an earlier design I used a thinner webbing and that could slip slightly. This is a thicker one and it seemed okay in my tests. I will include a tri glide on the webbing to help keep it secure.
Agreed. I made myself one identical to the above and it comes loose quickly with this type of closure only.
Edit: Maker says it works so I guess these ones are fine
This should do the trick although it seemed secure without. Will include with them
It could very well be fine, you may be right about the thicker webbing.
I think the choice of webbing can make a difference. Pictured on top is a soft feel webbing that although nicer did slip through. The one on the bottom is what I used as it was more secure.
I don't want to sell any duff products. So if anyone does have any problems, get in touch. I'm not here to pull a fast one.
I'd take 2 if you make more!
I currently only have black but do have a strip of reflective material.
It looks like there is enough interest to make another batch. I want to do more tests or change the design.
As above I had a bigxtop tool roll that would come apart. Ended up using it as a jersey pocket wallet instead.
I’d be interested in one of these as the bigxtop also doesn’t fit a 29 tube, if the op confirms there’s no slipping, please add me to the list if there is one,
I am surprised by all the big top tool bags slipping. Tuck the loose end in under the saddle and crank it nice and tight - no problems. Only issue I had when I tried to over stuff it for a race.
Looks like a decent little bag. I'd take one if you made some more. Did you use a regular 'home' sewing machine or something a bit heavier?
Also interested if you make more
These look great, really neatly done and nice to have a little bit more capacity.
I have a big-x top roll, and two others made by my mum based around a similar design and I have never found this style of closure to come undone. However I have found it frustrating if/when I need to access the bag in a hurry. Have you tried making them with a plastic buckle style clip? Having used similar rolls for a while this would be my only modification, but maybe there is a good reason everyone uses the same fasting you have.
I use a regular home sewing machine. It's an old one from my mum, I think it is quite a nice one with only metal cogs.
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