Day 9. #30daysofbiking

The last time I rode with a Kirtland bag on the handlebars, I was looking at brake housing, not derailleur housing.

Times change.

Craig Burgess–banjo player, recumbent rider, woodworker and, now, Indiana state building commissioner–gave me the bag a while back, and I finally added Arkel mounting hardware to get the bag back on the road.

I installed longer derailleur housing to more easily access the top of the bag. The housing is attached to my favorite way to shift gears: Shimano-flavored Retroshift levers. (Retroshift has since been renamed Gevenalle.)

The bag’s suspension mount is gone, replaced by hardware mounted through the back of the bag. As a result, the top of the bag sags a bit, but it’s still perfectly functional.

I’ll probably add an internal stiffener to eliminate the sag.

Eventually.

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About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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2 Responses to Day 9. #30daysofbiking

  1. Craig Burgess says:

    Nice work, Sam. Good to see the useful put to use (as they say in the Goodwill commercials).

  2. Andy Stow says:

    Boy, you have a lot of bikes. I like the bag. This is the time of year to collect coroplast political signs, to use to make internal stiffeners for it. Punch holes and zip tie.

    I don’t consider it stealing if nobody’s collected them yet. It’s picking up litter.

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