The sale has ended! I’m super psyched that it was so successful. I was able to get a lot more effficient at making framebags during the sale, and I’ve been able to update and simplify my pricing, including free shipping on all orders. I’m also excited to make more bags that aren’t just black – now I have all of the colors of Xpac in stock. Check out the new prices at my custom framebag page – I think I still have the best deal for a custom framebag around!
The rest of this page I will leave for posterity:
You heard that right! I’m offering custom Basic Black frameBags (BBB’s?) for $80 each. I’ll be offering this deal until I sell 80 of them, or until 80 days runs out – whichever comes first.
But Nick, Why?
Well, think of it as a retroactive Kickstarter project. Last year was the first year for Rogue Panda Designs, and it was a great start. I even turned a small profit. But I also spent a lot of money on industrial sewing machines and other tools. And I spent a lot of time improving my skills and making that small bit of profit. So while I’m excited for the new year of sewing, I’d really like to kickstart the business and recover all those starting costs from last year. And what better way to do that than to offer people a great deal?
And How Are They So Cheap?
The savings come from economy of scale and simplicity. This deal is for a basic single-compartment bag, without any really fancy additions. It also doesn’t apply to full suspension bikes (although I’ll do a FS framebag for $100 instead of my usual $120 in the spirit of the deal). If a lot of people order bags like this, I can streamline the production process, saving me time and saving you money. I’ll be doing these in batches and shipping as they get finished – as of January 20th, I’ve finished my first 6 bags and I’m starting on my next batch.
I can do hydration ports or side pockets for a small extra charge, but for other features you’ll have to pay a little more (contact me at email@example.com for details). Basic Black Bags are still made of Dimension-Polyant X-Pac fabric, but only in black; that way I can meet the factory minimums and save on fabric. They come with my usual attention to detail, and there are no compromises in the quality of the bags. I can design your bag quickly and accurately from just a photo, and it’s guaranteed to fit, or your money back.
Interested? Here are the details:
- You can order your bag on my Etsy Site or use the PayPal links below.
- Shipping within the US is just $5 (not in the US? Just send me an email).
- Make sure to send me a photo of your bike for sizing to firstname.lastname@example.org – see my Custom Fit page for details on taking the photo.
- Bags will currently ship in about a week from the date of ordering. If I get a rush on orders it could be longer; email me if you need to know the current lead time.
- I will default to putting the zipper on the right side of the bike, since that is the most popular choice, but feel free to request a left side zip (email me or add it as a special instruction to your order).
Basic Black Framebag – $80:
BBB with Hydration Port ($85):
BBB with Side Pocket ($90):
BBB with Side Pocket and Hydration Port ($95):
Feel free to contact me with any questions at email@example.com.
Update: Finished product photos! Here are some pictures from the first batch of 6 bags:
Photo Credit: the top photo was taken by my friend Barley, of Barley Farm Designs fame.