Reader and hack minded Karen wrote to us about solving that pesky problem of carrying necessities when you ride. She gained inspiration from Acorn Bags and with some materials that were laying around and some good old hand sewing, she came up with a dope hack. Description and pictures below. Thanks Karen!
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I have been looking for a cool and practical way to put my wallet, cell phone, keys and essentials while riding. I found the Acorn Roll Bag and really like the look of it so I decided to make my own version of it. I butchered a couple of reusable shopping bags to make the body of the bag and most of the pockets.
I don’t have a sewing machine, so I hand-sewed everything together old-school style with a thread and needle. I found a zippered pouch that used to hold my Thermos and pinned that on too. What I think is the coolest part is that the bag itself actually opens up to form a giant pouch.
The whole thing is cinched together with a leather belt. I put leather toe straps through the loops in the bag (the loops used to be part of the handles). The toe straps will be what attach the bag to the saddle. I haven’t tested out the bag on an actual ride yet, but I’m pretty pleased with it.
If readers have a used a hack to carry essentials, feel free to send it along to us for posting.