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.