Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Here are some prizes I made for the 6th Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships in Dayton, Ohio. Columbia sent a team up...but I didn't go 'cause I was in Austin. So it goes.
These're the first prize bags I've ever made and I think they turned out pretty well.

This is about as detailed as I get when It comes to appliqueing. My zigzag machine's just way too clunky. It probably doesn't help that I use N92 thread to do it. Ha. I'd probably need a machine from the 20u family if I wanted to do anything finer...but I don't really care to. Ha.

These are 22inchers, 22x14, 15x7 bottom.
This blue/silver colorway reminds me of a pair of underwear I had when I was a kid. Ha.

Hip packs. So convenient. I just got back from a trip where I used my hip pack every day. You'd be surprised by how much crap you can stuff into one of these. They measure 9x5x2.

Wallets, too! Boy oh boy.

And buttons! I have a button maker from Badge Parts, in Wisconsin. They make the best button makers, hands down.

Leif Labs in Austin

[photo: Jess A.]
Look at that hip pack in action.

Road Trip

I just got back from Austin, TX, and this was a gift to our couch-surfing hosts, who turned out to be super cool. Yeah!

15incher lined with Sunbrella. I only have like four more Sunbrella bags left and then I'm done with my stock. Sweet.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Just finished this badass ride.
2000 Gary Fisher Tassajara, Velocity rims, Wheelsmith spokes, XT cranks, Paul Thumbies....

The bags aren't made outta the best material, but they should last for awhile.
I know people've made their own bags for their Xtracycles, but so far I think this design is pretty good. It's simple and flexible. I'm sure I'll have more to say about 'em after I use the bike longer, though.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Leif Labs on Lava

Into the Sun.

My friends Lindsay & Dennis are WWOOFing in Hawai'i right now...and I just got this photo.