After changing the Brompton folding pedal to a removable pedal from MKS I was looking for a solution to store the pedal when it came off the Brompton. My approach is a little leather bag attached to the saddle. And here is the story how to build one yourself.
That`s the Lambda Ezy pedal and the adapter (in real life the adapter fixed to the crank arm of the Brompton). A nice combination and the pedals offer a different feeling with much more grip and a much wider platform. Nice.
The first thingto do is a prototype out of paper. This helps to check the concept and if something doesn’t work as planned – no problem so far, just build a new one, paper is cheap and easy to work with.
If the paper prototype is ready, I use a marker to transfer the contour from the paper to a piece of leather. The leather you see here is 0.8mm thick. That’s perfect for my bag.
The leather with the contour – ready to be cut out. The inner border of the outline is were the cutter will do it’s work. Looks a little bit like paleolithic art out of the Lascaux Caves
A sharp cutter will give you a clean border. I put a cardboard under the leather – not only to protect my table, but it will give you a better feeling for the cutter going through the leather deep enough. The metal ruler helps to get a straight line.
I use hollow rivets to put the two sides of the leather bag together. A washer on the inside gives a solid fix.
Finished. I added three brass fasteners: two for the strings to be fixed on the saddle and one for the front clap of my little bag.
That’s a perfect fit for the pedal – I like my new bag and it seems to be a good solution for the de-attached pedal.
Finally the bag mounted to the back of the saddle on my Brompton.