Read the review of the City Classics Kelbrook Satchel from road.cc
Their verdict: A good looking, high quality messenger bag that is likely to last for years
London Cycling Magazine has reviewed our new Rydal Rucksack.
We think they like it!
Mark Jones recently sent us copies of these marvellous images that he has just finished creating. Mark is a Carradice saddlebag fan and also lived in Lancashire during the 90’s so he knows our landscape well. Mark’s inspiration is semi-autobiographical and his style in these three pictures is inspired by the late great Frank Patterson, the father of mid-century cycling line drawings.
Mark has used his own bikes (a Mercian or Gunnar) in the pictures along with a Harris Tweed Barley Carradice saddlebag.
Somme Cycle Adventure
Mike Johnson recently commented on one of our facebook posts with a link to his Flikr account and mentioned that he went on an adventure on classic bikes around the Somme, France. We had to learn more about this adventure as he took a classic Carradice saddlebag and panniers along for the ride. He has written about his adventure and you can read more below.
Carradice in the 1950's.
As some of you may already know, Carradice has been handcrafting quality bicycle saddlebags and pannier bags since the 1930's. We have been sent in an old catalogue and price list by Gary Essex, a book dealer and Carradice fan who found these in a clearance of old books. You can see which products we were selling back then and compare them to our current range. We even had the Camper Longllap back in the 50’s!