Handlebar bag repairs

Zcootz
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Handlebar bag repairs

Postby Zcootz » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:01 pm

Hi All,
I'm new to posting on the forum but have been watching from the sidelines for a while.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience repairing seams on handlebar bags. I have a Topeak handlebar bag that I think has been sonic welded along the seams. The fabric appears to be a fancy plastic coated fabric. Unfortunately the seams are coming apart. I have tried contact adhesive, hot glue, the glue from my air bed repair kit (must be good, has a skull and crossbones on it, lol). Unfortunately nothing seems to hold the seams together.

Anybody have any ideas before I resort to sewing and sealing up the stitches.

Thanks

Mark

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ldrcycles
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Re: Handlebar bag repairs

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:39 pm

Sika 291 maybe? Used for marine construction, i had occasion to disassemble something today that had been held together with it and damn that stuff is strong! It's claimed to bond to just about anything so might be worth a shot.
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Re: Handlebar bag repairs

Postby brokenbus » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:20 pm

Is it one of those silver dry bag style ones. I used super glue from a 2 dollar shop and it has worked ok
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Re: Handlebar bag repairs

Postby Zcootz » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:31 pm

Yup, it's one of the silver dry bags. I wasn't sure about the super glue because it dries hard, although I suppose I could stitch it with drops.

Didn't think about Sika, just checked the specs on it and it looks the goods.

Thanks for the ideas, I'll have a go tommorow. Wow, talk about a fast response to my question.

Thanks

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