Very, very nice bag. Any interest in doing custom bag building?
Probably not. But I really want to know about the logo/design in the lower left? Embroidery or puffy-paint?
Thanks for the compliments, y'all!
It is interesting to me that you can tell a difference in wind resistance with discs. I've had a couple bikes with disc brakes and never noticed that effect, myself. Not to say that it isn't there. You would figure that every aspect of a bicycle has some kind of quantitative effect on wind resistance.
In fact, it always seems like my rotors start rubbing against the brakes after a little while. I always just figured it was from crashing into rocks, but now I'm going to blame it on the wind
.....or the wind making me crash into the rocks!
Yup, I've got to pull out stuff on top, to get at items in the bottom of my frame bag. If you think about it though, you would probably have to do the same with a bag that had vertical compartments. I think it just depends on how big your front triangle is, and what you are actually packing there.
I like my frame bag without dividers because it allows me more versatility to carry a wider variety of stuff. Granted, the front triangle on my bike is pretty small. If I had a large front triangle, I would want compartments.
Using a frame bag without compartments is sorta like using an ultralight frameless backpack for hiking......It can work great, but you have to put more care into how you pack it.
If you pack well, you can use simpler equipment that is ultimately both lighter in weight and has less features to possibly fail. That is always a plus for me.
Yeah, I am interested in doing custom bag building. In fact, it's starting to turn into a little business for me. I just started making this stuff because I couldn't find what I wanted anywhere, but there seems to be others who are interested too. I'm calling my little venture Carousel Design Works. You can send me a PM if you are interested. I don't want to spam up this thread.
about the logo:
I freehand the logo in chalk and then embroider over it with some heavy top-stitch thread. Since it is done by hand, every one is a little different.
The design is my psuedo-artistic representation of a spiral galaxy. A star in the middle, and the swirl around it. It's the carousel we are all riding on, and just a reminder to myself that life is a ride, and you shouldn't take yourself too seriously.
I like the notion that everything flows in circles....bike wheels, planets, and galaxies included.
.......yeah, I know, that is some deep, hippy sh#t, but pretty true.