by Nicholas Fjellberg Swerdlowe
The Bag Buddy is a small, portable bicycle accessory designed for cyclists who commute frequently with bags and groceries.
This project's funding goal was not reached on February 12, 2013.
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Sorry it didn't work out this time, but don't give up. You might consider putting it up on Quirky for consideration, or just sell your design through Shapeways. You upload the 3D data and people buy it and Shapeways 3D prints it and ships it to them on demand.
Another possible use or market for the bag buddy, beyond bicycles? How about strollers, or on the other end of the spectrum, walkers or scooters for the mobility-impaired? Just a thought...
Bummer that the project didn't reach the funding goal. I could have used one or both of the buddies a few days ago. Let us know if you intend to purse this via another forum and best of luck to you.
With only 18 hrs to go, I want to say I'm really sorry this didn't catch on more. If you do find a way to go ahead and create it, I hope you'll get in touch with us backers because I still want one.
Sorry to hear about your bike being stolen. Been there. Sux. Hope you get a new one and a better lock.
The horizontal width of The Bag Buddy is 1.23 inches or 32 mm. The entire length is 4.1 inches or 104 mm.
One more question (I think!) - what is the horizontal width of the BB? I think the positioning of my brake levers may be slightly different from yours (I have an old mountain bike with beefy thick grips, hence my earlier question) and I suspect that the space remaining on the grip for hand placement will be fairly narrow, as well as somewhat misaligned from 'sweetspot' of the brake, when the BBs are in use. I'm still all-in for a pair of BBs and think it will be workable, but I'm hoping that my eye-ball estimations are wrong and my hands won't be squished on the handlebars.
Again, best of luck to you.
The Bag Buddy's maximum diameter for the clamp is specified to be around 47mm. The flexibility of the clamp will ultimately depend on the final material selection. If the Bag Buddy does not fit around your frame you can snap it around the stem of your seat. Thank you for your support!
What size grip and frame would be considered too large for the BB?
This looks like one of those great "why hasn't anyone thought of this before" products. Good luck on reaching your funding goal!