Carradice Barley: bar bag

After a little bit of work my Carradice Barley has proven to be an excellent bar bag!

Popular retrogrouche saddlebag repurposed

Much to the horror of the CTC, my subversive utility / commuter assassin bike doesn’t have a pannier rack. This is purely an aesthetic choice – with a hub dynamo, hub gears, chaincase and full mudguards it’s not exactly going to slow it down!

barley-bars2

Nevertheless, as it is pretty important to be able to carry stuff on a utility bike, I decided to add either a bar bag or a basket. Honestly, I was thinking about a basket. The weatherproofing was the main thing…

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