May 16, 2010
Things have been picking up for me here at NorthSt. My bags are being sold at one shop (soon to be two) and I have been talking with several others. I just sold my 50th bag and my production queue will keep me busy for at least another month. Plus I have a list of about eight new products I want to put out.
The bags themselves have improved considerably since I started back in October, as you can see in this photo gallery, which I just added to facebook. It shows most of the bags I've made, from the very first bags I made back in Berkeley all the way up to the bag I made yesterday. This gallery will be added to the site soon to show different color choices.
I've learned a lot in the past seven and a half months. I knew next to nothing about running a business when I started, and still have a lot to learn. I've had moments of frustration, but for the most part I've enjoyed my work immensely. Finishing a bag is an excellent way to end the day. I've had a tremendous amount of support from friends and family, as well as the bicycle community here in Portland, which I am thrilled to be a part of.
Thank you all for your kind words and support, and thanks for reading.
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