Got my Game Bag not too long ago and now again I need a new bag for my Brompton. Shortly a small little dog will become a new member of our family and I need a place to transport the puppy with my Brompton.
I found no option within the Brompton portfolio. So I bought a cheap one labeled “Friends on tour“. This one is made to transport a small dog but it not made to fit in the Brompton front carrier.
Next was to order the expensive standard front carrier frame only (£20 or 49,- €). I need one to connect the new bag to my Brompton with this frame. The only problem: the frame is to wide for the bag and so you will have to cut those aluminium rails.
You simply drill the rivet holes out to the diameter of the rivets (3.5mm) and press the rivets out of the rails. I used my Dremel for this but any drilling machine will do.
Here we are – there are four rivets to be drilled out.
Now I cut the alu rails for about 6cm and drill new 4mm holes for the new rivets we will use in the next step. Use a rasp to clean the ends of the rails.
You need a special tool to mount new blind rivets. With this rivet gun it is really easy to solve the task.
That`s it – my new custom frame for the bag. Looks identical to the original frame – just a little bit shorter. To attach the frame to the bag I need some kind of pocket to insert the frame. I decided to use a sheet of leather and fix it with some rivets to the back of the bag.
It’s always fun to work with leather. You need a sharp knife and a ruler. The size depends on the bag you use and you have to spare out a piece of leather for the front carrier block.
That’s the look of the finished back of my new bag. I added two simple closures so I could remove the frame from the bag. Seems to give a very solid connection between my Brompton and the bag – maybe half of the rivets used to attach the leather to the bag would have been enough. I just wanted to make sure that my new little puppy is safe in her new transportation facility.
And here you have the final look of the bag attached to my Brompton. Perfect fit for a custom solution and maybe an inspiration for others to mount whatever bag they like to see on the Brompton. I will add some pictures with Carlotta after the first test rides.
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