Dragonfly Bikepacking setup: transverse saddlebag + qr cargo cages

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Dragonfly Bikepacking setup: transverse saddlebag + qr cargo cages

Postby wood_dweller » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:14 am

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

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

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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Re: Dragonfly Bikepacking setup: transverse saddlebag + qr cargo cages

Postby wood_dweller » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:53 pm

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 / 500 g) with extended lid

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Medium Saddlebag (about 12 liters / 300 g)

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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 yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bljg1glyzg
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Re: Dragonfly Bikepacking setup: transverse saddlebag + qr cargo cages

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 am

Wow WD nice job and very professional nothing like doing it yourself and to your own requirements.

Ricky

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Re: Dragonfly Bikepacking setup: transverse saddlebag + qr cargo cages

Postby wood_dweller » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:56 pm

Finally started! :) If you want to learn more about bag you can visit Indiegogo webpage by

clicking link below.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dragonfly-bicycle-saddlebags-and-qr-cargo-cages-bike/x/16904174#/

I would be also glad if you could help bringing project alive by sharing it with your friends or

contributing campaign. Thanks for any support! :)


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}SkOrPn--7 wrote:Wow WD nice job and very professional nothing like doing it yourself and to your own requirements.

Ricky

Thanks Ricky ;)

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