Cycling Pocket Roll

Project Six:

This is a passion project I have been working on for a little while, actually since 2015 -it’s interesting in terms of design and development so I thought I would share.

Problem:

a) you have multiple bikes, your under saddle tool bag is in different states of “intactness” – it’s a hassle keeping up.
b) you lock your bike in a public place, you would rather have a tool roll in your bag or pocket to save the hassle of removing your under saddle every day to stop it being stolen.
c) It’s a style thing, you don’t like on the appearance of under saddle bike tool rolls, you like the feel of a lighter bike.

Design:

I started this project with no knowledge of sewing. My development method was to create, test, refine and recreate. I am currently on V7 of my pocket roll. Below you can see the stages of my development, the latest is the blue one, it’s turning out to be pretty successful.

pocket_roll-11pocket_roll-16

pocket_roll-15

Key Features of the Blue tool roll v7

  • Large capacity! rolls very small, since the objects tesselate.
  • Semi-transparent rip stop nylon – durable and you can see into the pockets for small items.
  • Internal pocket configuration holds many different types/sizes of multi-tool.
  • With credit card, the roll sits really nicely in a jersey pocket due to the flat credit card.
  • Designed so tools / objects don’t fall out.
  • Adjustable velcro.
  • Future path to add straps so it could be attached under saddle.

Currently holds:

  • Pedros tyre lever
  • Traditional patches and small glue
  • Adhesive-less patches
  • Money in bills or credit card
  • Spare / master chain link
  • Tyre boots
  • Sandpaper
  • valve extenders and spare vale
  • Spoke wrench and valve core tool
  • Multi-tool of many sizes

The Original Plantool_roll_plan

Prototype & Development :-

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