Scott from Porcelain Rocket made me this awesome frame bag for my Surly Big Dummy. It fits in the triangle behind the seattube that previously was only used for a single waterbottle cage. With 4 bottle cages on a Big Dummy I can certainly give up one to get some useful storage. Now you might say with all the storage available on a Big Dummy why do you need more? Well the storage options at the back are limited to pockets in the Xtracycle Freeloader bags. They work and are useful for items not needed a lot like extra tie down straps, pump, etc.. The problem is when you have your Freeloaders loaded up it’s hard to get access to these pockets without having to mess with your cargo.
That’s where Scott’s bag comes in…by adding some easily accessible storage behind the seattube you can carry smaller items like your wallet, camera, snacks, cell phone and get to them anytime without messing with your cargo – that’s ideal.
The workmanship on this bag is top notch. The materials used are very durable and essentially waterproof everywhere, but the stitching and zippers. A bit of seam seal could make the bag virtually waterproof if I desire. It fits perfectly and looks great on the bike.
The left side of the bag is reinforced with a removable stiff plastic insert so the bag doesn’t hit the chain. There is also a small waterproof pocket for a cellphone or camera.
Scott did such a nice job I’m getting a custom frame bag for my Santa Cruz Nomad so I can carry tools/pump/etc on the frame not on my back.
Scott will tackle custom jobs as well as making a production set of bike packing seat bags & bar bags like the ones shown above.