You will need:


I used cordura, but I'm sure that there are other suitable types of material. 1m of 1.5m wide cloth is sufficient for the basic and larger sizes. If you don't want to add pockets - 0.75m would do. Make sure you use good strong thread to sew everything together.

Other bits

Bag Pockets Strap Total
25mm wide webbing 0.9 m 0.45m 1.13m (min) 2.5m (min)
20mm wide webbing - 0.4m - 0.4m
50mm wide webbing 0.32m std / 0.42m larger size - - 0.32m std / 0.42m larger size
Lycra binding 1m - - 1m
50mm wide velcro 0.26m std / 0.36m larger size - - 0.26m std / 0.36m larger size
20mm wide velcro 0.35m if not using top stiffeners* 0.10m - 0.10m/0.45m
25mm side release buckles 2 - - 2
20mm side release buckles - 2 - 2
25mm D rings - - 4 4
'Dog lead' type hooks - - 2 2
10mm thick closed cell foam - - 450mm x 50mm 450mm x 50mm

You will also need some sort of stiffening material for base and roll top (e.g. hardboard/ twinwall plastic sheet etc.) : 395mm x 130mm (base) + *310mm x 25mm (top) for the standard size (or you can use velcro to hold the top together), or 395mm x 180mm for the base of the larger bag (the top stiffener is the same for both). Round the front corners of the base stiffener to match the base pattern piece.

Cloth pannier frame - available from your Brompton dealer.

Optional extras

Reflective tape  0.7m (std size) or 0.8m (larger size).

Liquid seam sealant - available in tubes from outdoor shops, or addresses below.

Useful addresses

These companies supply "outdoor" fabrics and accessories. If you know of any other useful addresses, please let me know, and I'll add them to the list.

Tor Outdoor pursuits, 42 Widnes Road ,Widnes ,WA8 6AL, UK

Pennine Outdoor, 2 Station Road Bentham Nr. Lancaster LA2 7LF tel: 015242 63377 fax:015242 63366

Point North, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2LP

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