Himalayas!

Last fall a few Cleaveland Mountaineering bags had the privilege of touring the Himalayas in northern India. Jon Muellner and David McCulloch rode about 800 miles and 70,000 feet of up and down (rough numbers), getting off the beaten path. They say the bags worked...
A tale of two frame bags…

A tale of two frame bags…

Yesterday I made probably the heaviest, and definitely the lightest frame bags I’ve ever made.Both are from fabrics I don’t use much, but from very familiar patterns. The first is for a Surly ECR, and is made from #8 cotton duck fabric in olive green, with...
More product development

More product development

The last few hundred miles of commuting I’ve been using a new Everything Bag idea, that uses Voile ski straps. The Voile ski strap cinches down very tight – tighter than the webbing cam strap can go.The new hose clamp mount is also more stable than the p...
Product Development AND Garage Sale!

Product Development AND Garage Sale!

Here’s a couple new products in the works…. And, some garage sale stuff down lower. Jones bar bag.  Now permanently on my commuter bike.  Works great, easy to make.Get it now for $65 shipped. I can also make these for other brand bars with a closed area in...
Customer Pictures

Customer Pictures

Here’s a few bag projects…And a few adventures… Transition Bandit full suspension in the mountains somewhere. Dyneema Gridstop fabric panel loader Cuben fiber ultralight frame bag and 2 everything bags on a big road tour of the American West.This one...
New frame bag

New frame bag

I haven’t made a frame bag for myself in close to 2 years….. time to change that.  A roll of red VX21 just arrived, and I’m on a curved zipper kick, so had to try out both.  So far, so good.  Its like a panel loader except its easier to use, and...
Time is just flying these days…

Time is just flying these days…

Flying around on a crane hook for the day job…. tuning/rigging a huge antenna at our company’s test range… Ever wondered how to put three bolts through a tube at exactly 120 degrees?Simple (ok, assuming you have a drill press with centered vee...