Folding bike bag

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Lyn, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Hi all,

    So that I can combine bike and train for my daily commute, I am planning on purchasing a folding
    bike - probably a Dahon. In order to carry it on the train, it has to be bagged. The Dahon comes
    with a ready-made bag for just this purpose, but it's a bit expensive. Perhaps I could come up with
    a home-made version and save myself a few dollars. Has anyone done this or know of a site that has
    directions for a make-your-own?

    Cheers, Lyn
     
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  2. Kingsley

    Kingsley Guest

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 22:58:47 -0800, Lyn wrote:

    > So that I can combine bike and train for my daily commute, I am planning on purchasing a folding
    > bike - probably a Dahon. In order to carry it on the train, it has to be bagged. The Dahon comes
    > with a ready-made bag for just this purpose, but it's a bit expensive. Perhaps I could come up
    > with a home-made version and save myself a few dollars. Has anyone done this or know of a site
    > that has directions for a make-your-own?

    Yeah we did it, for a Boardwalk. It's just a big sack, with some heavy duty webbing straps. The
    material alone cost about $50, and then the labour...

    I'd buy the bag ;)

    You can see mine every day at central station sydney, out near the tram-lines around 8:55-9:05

    -kt

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  3. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    Why does it have to be bagged?
    Is this some kinda rule or something?
    Does that mean you have to 'bag' prams as well?

    Pity you cant stretch the budget to a Bike-Friday as they come with a suitcase to pack it into (and it becomes a trailer/pannier whilst riding - billiant)

    Home made sounds the go; perhaps check out your local aussie disposal for something that would suit
     
  4. > Perhaps I could come up with a home-made version and save myself a few dollars. Has anyone done
    > this or know of a site that has directions for a make-your-own?

    I've thought about making my own carry-bag by adding some straps to a cheap old double sleeping
    bag, which already has the advantages of padding and a sturdy zipper; but so far I've managed to
    do without.
     
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