I managed to get very lucky when my friend, Jeremy, gave me his spot in line for a Zugster bag. Zugster Bags is a one-man show run by Adam Alpern right here out of San Francisco. As to prepare for the Ebisu build, I thought it would be great to have a small bag up front and how conveniently Adam started making these rando bags! They come in various sizes, mini – “Picnic”-sized. I decided to go with the Mini bag because on a day-to-day basis, I don’t really carry much more than a few small tools, a U-lock, wallet, keys, and a phone. Seeing as I’ll be using this bag on a daily basis, I got the size that would suit my lifestyle the best.
I went with the earthy-tones rust, olive and sand with a charcoal grey/black binding and a grey vinyl interior. The bag turned out GREAT with various (optional) 3-D pockets and big enough for a lightweight jacket, lock, and small accessories – it’s everything I hoped for it to be! The Mini size is nice because I don’t have to use a decaleur to support the bag so it’s nice and easy on-off the bike.
Visit Adam’s site at Zugster Bags if you’re interested in getting on the waiting list for one of his many types of bags. I got my bag pretty quickly, but I really lucked out on that part.contribute