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i'd say if you have to order everything online, it could be as high as $30. i can get cordura at my local fabric shop for $5-6/yard, and i also can find decent material for a backpanel at a place nearby called scrap. so, my costs are around $15 per bag.
thanks so much! i've only used these for daily commuting, but they'd definitely work for a tour. i think you just have to make sure your seams are strong and you use a good fastener to attach the J hooks. i'd probably use rivets if i was sure i was going to use the bag. i have a ton of bags that i've made but only a 2-3 sets of the J hooks, so they get swapped out for the newest bag. also, even though the cordura is pretty waterproof, the seams are not, so a waterproof bag or rolltop inside of the pannier would be good if you know there's going to be rain. as it, it works ok in a light drizzle.
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awesome! i really like how you mated the two pockets together and found a use for the zipper.
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thanks so much! do you own a klean kanteen or hydro flask?
yeah, i think that's what i'll do next. i have a handful of 3.7V lipo batteries that have a pretty small footprint when stacked. i'll just have to make a custom holder for them so i can run then in series.
how would i attach the dedicated boost converter? if possible, i'd like to do as little electronics work as i can, which is why that USB car converter is so nice (and cheap). why do you not recommend putting the batteries in series? i wouldn't make a charger for them since i already have a dedicated charger for those batteries. i'd just pop them out, charge them, and then pop them back in. the only hassle would be making a holder with the right contacts, and even that wouldn't be too difficult once i found the best way to make contacts.
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yeah! i've been messing around with arduino and thought it would be cool to incorporate turn signals as well as an accelerometer to brighten or flash the lights when i brake.
thanks so much! it was a bit of an experiment so now i need to find a better way to mount the electronics inside. right now the batter pack flops around too much. i also might switch to copper tape to keep things smooth.
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