Tarck Arts and Carfts. Post your home-built bikey stuff.

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iwillbe's picture
(Reply to #551)

drwelby wrote:
Made a spencer wallet thing, basically a low profile feed bag that won't hit my knees and can hold my phone and couple snack bars.

I'm interested to see how you like having it configured flush to the stem for knee clearance. My knees come pretty close to the headset when I'm out of the saddle, and I've wondered if it would be better to have the bag flatten to the back of the bar. These folks had the same idea as you, different orientation: http://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/tapeats-handlebar-bag

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:11
joy of vaping
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I've never hit my knee on a feedbag what are y'all doin??

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:56
drwelby's picture

Climbing out of the saddle on a drop bar spencer?

The spencer wallet is perfect, I don't even touch it with my knees. It does benefit that I'm running a 120 stem - with a shorter stem the wallet would hang off the back and I wouldn't want to find out how effective a steering-limiting chock my phone is. I could make it narrower - it's sized to fit a Field Notes notebook which is wider than my phone.

The Bedrock bag reminds me of those molle ammo dump bags.

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
Perlhammered's picture

I def hit my knee on my stem bag (Road Runner) when I'm out of the saddle. It's annoying, for sure.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:53
shane.rrr's picture

I don't hit my knee on feed bags either. Yall riding tiny bikes or got extra long legs?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:25
iwillbe's picture

In my case, long legs, but also a custom spencer (62cm tt!!), everything's where it's supposed to be. How the hell do your knees not sweep up past your headset when you're out of the saddle?

Bedrock make some cool looking stuff, if I hadn't already bought some Revelate bags, I'd give some of their pieces a try.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:41
Perlhammered's picture

I've got long femurs and like to ride frames with a short-ish TT

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:53
iwillbe's picture
(Reply to #558)

Perlhammered wrote:
I've got long femurs and like to ride frames with a short-ish TT

the human body is a mystery

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:25
Tail Hook Lengthener
Tail Hook Lengthener's picture

I have short femurs and ride long top tubes and I hit my knee on my feedbag, occasionally.

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Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:36
iwillbe's picture

this is an order of magnitude less impressive than the people making their own bags and light mounts, but here's a thing I did with my Xtracycle that made it work better:

bought a big pickup truck tailgate net, took the running board off the back of the spencer, put it back on with the bottom of the net sandwiched between it and the rails. Pulled net up and over the rails, zip tied it in a couple of places. The net has an elastic band on its edge, so it stays up okay on its own, and I can lower the right side for when my kid wants to sit side-saddle (the purple webbing strap is a sub-strap to keep her from sliding down).
it works ok for keeping light stuff like blankets and frisbees up top, and stabilizes grocery bags and backpacks pretty well. I did this because I griped a lot about how the Edgerunner can't haul big things unless you put them into the side bags. This sort of fixes that problem.

Also, $8 patio furniture cushions with velcro tape on the underside work fine in place of the $50 running board pad, according to my kid.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:42
chazzwazzer's picture
(Reply to #561)

the new low-height design has the eyelet pretty far back, is it behind the OEM eyelet?

just thinking about the light's center of gravity for slippage under vibration

(but hanging from behind-center is much better than being in front of it)

Currently yeah it is, that’s a good point. I’ve got a couple more revisions and then I’ll start testing them.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:52
Rusty Piton
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Fender extender part deux.
Untitled by rudyluciani, on Flickr

emor wrote:
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Mon, 10/23/2017 - 09:55
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Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:07
Andrew_Squirrel's picture

wow, perfect width match!

edit: wait, is it from old yellow fender or custom cut plastic material?

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:41
Rusty Piton
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It's a chunk I chopped off an old PB cascadia 26" fender.

emor wrote:
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Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:33
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Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:06
Rusty Piton
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I fucking love fenders

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:22