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Monday, November 10, 2008

Desert Sand Folding Bike Carry Bag

A Desert Camo Carry Bag For The Paratrooper Folding Mountain Bike

Montague Paratrooper Folding Bikeby Larry Lagarde

There are times when customers ask me for unusual products. Recently, a U.S. soldier deployed in Iraq wanted a camo colored carry bag for his Montague Paratrooper folding bike. Although Montague makes a great carry bag (they call it a soft case), the Montague bag is black with either "MONTAGUE" or "SWISSBIKE" in big, bold, white letters -not the best color scheme for desert warfare, bow hunting, etc.

Today, a firm that makes nylon back packs contacted me looking for some business and it got me thinking about making a desert camo or green camo colored carry bag for the full size folding mountain bikes from Montague. Montague Soft Case Folding Bike CarrybagI asked the back pack manufacturer if they could come up with something for me and I hope to have an answer soon. The real question though is whether there's enough demand for such a specialty product.

Would you buy a camo colored carry bag for your folding bike? To produce a product like this at a fair price will take more than a couple of orders from a few Special Forces guys... The target price is a max of $149. If you're interested, just let me know.

By the way, another question I get is whether I can paint the Paratrooper, SwissBike LX or one of the other less costly Montague folding bikes (like the Montague CX) in desert cammy. This is something that I've toyed with doing. It does require pulling parts to do it right and the rear rim sidewall cannot be painted; however, I'm game if enough people are interested.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

New Folding Bike Carry Bag

This just in:

Following is a slide show of a new folding bike carry bag we will be offering in 2008. The carry bag will hold any of our 16" folding bikes; some of the 20" folders will fit too (but it's pretty tight).

Carry Bag Details:
  • Sturdy Ballistic Nylon
  • Folded, bag dimensions measure a compact 12" x 12" x 2"
  • Ballistic nylon carry handle and detachable shoulder strap
  • Availability: February 2008
  • Price: $34.99
We still have a supply of the wonderful carry bags from Giatex that attach to the seat post or handlebars and come with all the neat accessory bags (for seat, seat post, handlebars, etc.). As long as the Giatex carry bags are available, we will continue to offer them too.


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