- DIY tent/sleeping bag handle bar attachment.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/56842631@N06/sets/72157626128448068/Posted 8 years ago
I used some reflector brackets X2 (30.9 size). a slate wall shelf (clear plastic. Some metal P clips for mudguards hammered flat, nuts and bolts to fit and toe straps to strap everything together. Cut holes in the plastic with drill bit then using a small round file cut from hole to hole to form a slit for strap to run through.
The link will show you some more photos. Do not have any scales at home but it weighs bugger all.
Will be testing it this weekend on a bivvy trip so will update with a success story or failure. 🙂
The plastic reflector bracket are not strong enough to support too much weight. it bobbed up and down but you will notice a strap through the plastic and around the stem which stops any bobbing.
Hope this helps.
my mate at work rode home last night with two new sleeping bags he bought strapped to the tri-bars on his road bike and gave me an idea – something like these http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tranz-x-jd-tb01-tri-bars-black-aluminium-prod13580/?src=froogle
some cheap secondhand ones cut down to the size you need and without the armpads and mounted beneath the bars would make a good front rack, they clamp down pretty tightly so should be quite robustPosted 8 years ago
I wanted to take the bulk not the weight out of my rucksack.Posted 8 years ago
Tent Terra Nova Photon Elite 690g.
Rab Neutrino bag 580g
Bracket 610g. soo all very light.
Test ride showed no interferance with steering and no weight issues. Strap around stem kept everything still and secure. Tent bag needs a bit of work as it flapped around at speed. Really pleased.
I tried the bungy strap thing but it creased my brake/gear cables and effected steering.
All strapped to a Ragley TD1/RC31 forks.
099 by stuartrider25, on Flickr
Right, here’s my take on this and it is quick release:
You need one of these:
one of these:
and some plastic guttering, a heat gun, some nuts & bolts and some straps. The straps go through slots cut in the guttering and around tha bars and whatever is loaded onto the rack, the heatgun is used to flatten the guttering out at the top and the curved bit is left on the bottom to help support the load. This is really stable and holds the load well out and away from all controls (both brake hoses in my case) and work a treat. will do some photos tomorrow of the finished article fitted to the bike and loaded.Posted 8 years agojamestMember
I think there are some great ideas here, I have been thinking about trying to bodge a copy of the Revelate designs prototype, I think he made it from the lid pocket of an old rucksack with some webbing straps stiched on, this would give you a large zipper pocket for sundry bits, and a cordura roll thing that wouldn’t weigh too muchPosted 8 years ago
Now had time to take some photos (been out for a shitfest of a ride round Cannock Chase).
Front view, this is normal plastic guttering which has been heated up with a heat gun and flattened at the top section:
Back view, outside straps go around the bars to add a bit of rigidity, middle strap goes straight through the bracket:
Loaded view showing the clearance between load and controls:
Side view showing gap between load and front wheel (this would work with a sus fork on full compression):
New home made frame bag:
Loaded up and ready to go, rear bag is an ortlieb from here, I reckon this could be modded with a bigger drybag to give a bit more capacity, might buy a cheap one to experiment:Posted 8 years ago
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