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Dursley Pedersen bicycle 1903 replica luggage

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While reading a history book on the Dursley Pedesen bicycle company , I found a very small black and white image taken from their 1903 catalog showing their bicycle luggage so I decided to reproduce it, the gusset was a challenge as every side is a different length and width with a taper to suit the unique style of frame of this bicycle that was first produced in the early 1890s. It is hand stitched from 3 mm vege tan hand dyed antique brown cowhide with beige linen thread. To finish it off I used historic oval style brass buckles. 

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Nice! Do you own that bike? As a bicycle afficionado, I've only seen one once!

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Very nice work, look´s great.

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That is the oddest bicycle I have ever seen.  Love the bag though!

 

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That is a unique seat support arrangement! I just did a gusset on a messenger bag, and can't imagine doing that one you did. Great bag.

Jeff

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Hi Everyone 

Thanks for the kind comments and yes the gusset was a bit of a nightmare to figure out but in the end it came together very well. This bicycle is a replica that was built in Denmark in the 1970s and I am lucky enough to have a long term lend of it for cycling to work everyday . It's the most comfortable bicycle I have ever ridden ! 

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Image result for softride bike

 

Precursor to the Softride I reckon. These were a weird ride.

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I'm also a bicycle aficionado.  That is a hammock style arrangement.  Very comfortable.  Thanks for sharing, very cool indeed!

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