March 05, 2010
I've got a new name for the business - NorthSt bags. For those who don't know, the name comes from the street I grew up on in Vermont. I remember long rides up to the top, and my first bike wreck was on that street too. I was 8 and I took a good sized chunk out of my knee on the way to a parade.
Following the streets-I've-lived-on theme, the bags now have names:
The Woodward - I designed this bag with the Portland winter in mind - It has a roll top closure and waterproof liner. Named for my home on SE Woodward.
The Avenue B - This is the bag I wish I'd had when I lived in NYC (on the top floor at Ave B and 13th St). It features a flap & drawstring closure, and now a nylon liner.
The Bowl - My basic grocery pannier made from old banner vinyl. This one's named after my favorite grocery in Berkeley where I first used it.
Also - I have some new color selections in. I'll get some photos/swatches up on the new site
Cordura - Khaki, Navy, Mint Green (I plan on using this for Hip Pouches)
Vinyl (liner) - Tan, Red
Nylon (liner) - Silver, Tan, Red, Yellow
Nylon (inside pockets) - Charcoal, Red
Webbing (straps) - Kelly Green, Brown
I want my color selection to grow and grow, but it gets a little pricey, so I have to control it. Plus my tiny basement shop is pretty much at capacity storage wise.
If you're holding out for your favorite colors, let me know and I can try to get them into the next order.
October 19, 2023
October 11, 2023
When you order your new bike pannier or convertible backpack pannier you’ll need to select the hook size that best fits your bike’s cargo rack. These hooks—two near the top of the pannier—slot over the horizontal tube(s) of the cargo rack and then a bottom hook on a bungee holds tension for a secure fit.
While it’s a simple system, one of the most common questions we get is: what’s the right hook size for my bike? Click to read more.
September 20, 2023