Thursday, 29 January 2009

Humber Cycling Musette


What is a Musette ?

A musette is a classic style cotton shoulder bag and in the cycling world they are often referred to as a feed bag. They commonly seen in long distance tours such as the Tour De France with the sponsors logo printed on the bag.

The musette is an open top bag that is worn over the shoulder and is used to carry snacks for cycling, I decided last year that a Humber musette would look pretty good so I set about to get one made. First I decided on the logo in this case the Humber logo and then I purchased some natural cotton and some matching cotton ribbon and approached the local monogram shop to have the logo stitched onto the cotton. Then I had a friend sew the bag up and they placed a magnetic button on the inside at the top to prevent it coming open when cycling. This is the perfect bag for short trips to the shops or a causal spin around town as its large enough for a wallet,camera & even some food.

If you are interested in buying a musette the following website has a great selection of classic musettes with various cycling designs

http://www.velo-retro.com/musette.html

Pictured above is the completed Humber Musette

5 comments:

Thom said...

That's excellent! And easy too, eh? I think I might be in love with your blog...

Don Speden said...

Hey Thom

How about making a Runwell Musette, if you do please send me a photo of it

Thom said...

I'm finally revisiting the musette idea, would you mind giving the dimensions of yours, and the length of the strap? I think I'm going to go with a button flap instead of the magnetic snap closure, but otherwise I'd like to follow your design. Many thanks!

Don Speden said...

Hi Thom

I have just found your posting and when I get time I will send you the dimensions of the musette that I made

Cheers Don

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