Desert Sand Folding Bike Carry Bag
A Desert Camo Carry Bag For The Paratrooper Folding Mountain Bike
by 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. I 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.