Dragonfly bikepacking setup: transverse saddlebag + qr cargo cages

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  1. wood_dweller

    wood_dweller New Member

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    Hi, I wanted to share with you some information about my DIY bikepacking bags ;)

    At first I needed a smaller bag which would replace my pannier during one day trips. I have a rack mounted in my vintage Gazelle Randonneur Trophy all the time – in this case I see transverse saddlebag as superior over saddlebag in classical shape.

    I thought about buying Carriadice bag, but they use cotton duck which is to heavy for my taste :| My cycling setup would gain weight instead of loosing it, because pannier in same size is lighter.

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    I decided to make my own bag of Cordura which saved 400 grams without sacrificing functionality. Finally I also added few useful features as additional bottom strap with buckle (yes, I am using buckles wherever it's possible), which makes attaching my bag to rack very fast and makes luggage more stable. I added a handle, now there is a way to catch the bag in less than a second – no need to attach shoulder strap every time...

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    I also made a QR mount which works with all my saddles. It has adjustable mounting width and added some “distance” (some saddles have their rails hidden you need some kind of a spacer).

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    As I made my new MTB bike with dirt drop I thought about getting some cages for front fork. The problem is when you have suspension front fork /or you don't want to carry them all the time (and make our bike heavier ~400 grams forever ;((( ). For these reasons I designed my QR polycarbonate cage, which can work with suspension front forks or forks with eyelets.

    HERE you can see my stuff in action:


    Feel free to share your thoughts about it and ask any questions.

    I am planning to start a crowdfunding campaign with saddlebags in two sizes and the cargo cage and if you like my bag you'll be able to get it.
     
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  2. wood_dweller

    wood_dweller New Member

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    UPDATE! Sorry for not post anything for a longer time. I was really busy preparing for a INDIEGOGO

    presale which starts next week!

    I also made some improvements in my QR Cargo Cages. I am posting few more images

    Large Saddlebag (about 22 liters) with extended lid

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    Medium Saddlebag (about 12 liters)

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    Quick Release Cargo Cage (each bag 7 liters)

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    (it comes in two options)

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    Quick Release saddlebag Mount

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    If you haven't seen the video:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bljg1glyzg
     
  3. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!
     
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