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 Post subject: Re: 15-dollar Touring Bag
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:16 am 
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Neat-- sure

but more work than I've got time for.

Besides, I've got onboard electric air pumps.


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--> Rebel FAQs :)

What on earth was this old gem doing not filed under Rebel FAQs? :)

I forgot about this thread until you posted it over in another topic.

I *so* have to do this. :)

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It is under the FAQ;

it's just been pushed way back. Fortuately, I remembered the title of the thread-- that really makes searching a great deal easier.


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As luck would have it, I had to run to Sprawl Mart today.

That same bag is back on the shelves, but this year it costs 30 bucks instead of fifteen. Talk about inflation!

And there is an identical yet much smaller version as well. The smaller one may even be more 'Rebel Sized' if you don't want to carry lots and lots of gear.


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Okay,

it's not exactly _luggage_, but it fits well in this thread if only because it's a rather novel and inexpensive method securing cargo.

MR's knobby things!:

http://www.angelfire.com/rebellion2/mil ... syBar.html

The bulk of this page is about the backrest itself, but the last section has a novel idea.

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more like a short story idea actually :P

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:lol: :lol:

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Our version of the $15 bag. Miss Dottie's was $30 mine was a free gift from JC Whitney.



How mine attach's.



How to water proof, everything was dry and ready to use.




Thanks Duke.

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Any time, Dan!

Glad it was of use to someone else!

But really, that's why we all post what we do: just in case it can help someone else, somewhere down the line :D

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Duke,

How has your contraption held up? Any mods or upgrades? Any dislikes?

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We do not leave our version of the $15 on the bike all the time, only when touring or big shopping days. It works very well and we are still using the same bag.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:28 pm 
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Found another option today at the Salvation Army store. It has a hard shell and opens from the side, no messing with bungees to load.

The $5 bag.






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hercman wrote:
Duke,

How has your contraption held up? Any mods or upgrades? Any dislikes?


Love it!

(sorry Herc-- I missed your question first time around. Time constraints: I don't get everywhere all the time)

How has it held up?

Beautifully! I've used it probably a hundred times or so since I made it, and it hasn't let me down yet.

How do I like it?

Well, you've seen my mondo saddle bags, right?

They used to be 'real' touring bags.


That's right-- at around 200 bucks a pop, I decided I'd rather cut them up and use them for something else than use them for touring bags ever again.

The homemade jobbie fits better, stows as much or more, rides more securely, and doesn't require constant shifting, re-lashing, etc. It makes the purpose-built things look positively pointless.


Love it love it love it!

(it's even easier to get in and out of, and comes in that lovely blaze orange)

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Don't hold back Big Guy, let us know how you really feel. :lol:

Found a better picture of the bag. I need to screen my pictures better. :roll:



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 Post subject: Re: 15-dollar Touring Bag
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:03 pm 
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MillenniumRebel wrote:
Duke:

was thinking how neat it would be if that handle was actually a collapsable bicycle pump


I thought that's what it was before reading the post... :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:03 pm 
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The local walmart [Jonesborough, TN] has the bag available of $20.00 in both the orange and a blue color.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:56 pm 
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You know, maybe budget luggage isn't enough.

Maybe you want to take a family trip with a couple of kids. Then you might be interested in the budget sidecar:

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Gotta love that Asian ingenuity! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 15-dollar Touring Bag
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I love shopping...lolx:)

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