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Offline flyfifer

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New Lomo Crash Bar bags
« on: December 06, 2018, 22:29:00 PM »
 :o unless I missed the communication I think these are new And
Lomo bags
https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/motorcycle-crash-bar-dry-bags.html#SID=118

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Re: New Lomo bags
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 20:10:13 PM »
Think they were released today .

Looks like a bargain again from Lomo , also noted that you could use them as panniers topper bags .

Hmm , may have to pick up a set to review .  :)
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Re: New Lomo crash bar bags
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 10:24:07 AM »
 ??? I watched the 5min Lomo video this morning.
The construction looks the usual Lomo quality --- the only concern I have is that there is no "vertical retention" of the bag. It appears to rely on the bottom securing strap sliding down and bottoming out on the crash bar frame.
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Re: New Lomo Crash Bar bags
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 17:37:58 PM »
I did a quick multiplication of the H W D sizes quoted by Lomo and it came out at 9.9 litres , rather than the 6.5 litres that Lomo give in the Specn.
An email to Lomo quickly got this reply
"The measurements given are at the outside of the sticky out parts and also include the thickness of the back plate. In calculating the capacity we've perhaps been a little conservative, and you could probably jam in around 7 litres but it's not as high as the 9 or so litres were it a perfect cube."
A key bit of info contained in that is that the bags have got a backplate.
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Re: New Lomo Crash Bar bags
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 16:39:52 PM »
 :) I bit the bullet and bought a pair of the Lomo Crash bar Bags.
The photographs on the Lomo web site do not tell the whole story.
With the bag lying flat and fully rolled out it has a distinctly tapering shape.
Wide mouth , narrower bottom.
Like an isosceles triangle with the point end chopped off half way down.
When the wide mouth is rolled down to close the bag this roll sticks out each side and when folded down each side let's the clips engage.
It seems to me this feature will give a much better seal than rolling down a parallel sided "tube".
All the usual plaudits ref the manufacture apply.
I managed to shove my camping cooking set (Stacked/nested together -- plate, fry pan, 700ml pot, kettle, two stoves, two wind shields, pot grip/cutlery/utensils) into the bag ,--- roll it down and engage the clips.
One notable "feature" is that the Straps are doubled back for 20mm and sewn , to finish them. The way they are sewn means that there is 15mm of "loose" doubled back strap that is a pain to have to feed into the buckle to loosen the straps off. If you plan to leave the bags on for forever, no problem but if you want to take them off frequently --- it would be a pain. Chopping off and melting the raw edge might be getting done !😉
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Re: New Lomo Crash Bar bags
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 11:48:33 AM »
Having put the bags on the bike to fill them up a couple of things surface.
With the temperature in low single figures the bags feel quite stuff so rolling the tops needs a bit of effort.
My coI made up a couple of short webbing straps to loop through the carrying handle so as to hang the bag on the crash bar top horizontal --- to take the weight and make looping the fixing straps much easier.
Note. Some crash bar Bags come without any securing straps so this is a minor "whinge".

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Re: New Lomo Crash Bar bags
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 16:01:53 PM »
 8)

Santa dropped a set of these off for me at crimbo and I have to agree with your summery of fitting, they are certainly rather stiff but with a few adjustment and mod's to the straps they fitted, not bad for the cost.


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