24 January 2011

Brand Newish Bag

Pappas Brand New Vintage Bag
I'm not a briefcase'y kind of guy but I got a present from my friend Hans a while back. A vintage Danish bus driver bag - standard issue for those public transport heroes. Leather but completely waterproofed and ready for any weather.

I'd been looking for a bag to hang on my standard issue hook on the back rack of my bicycle. Previously it was only diapers hanging there, on the way home from the supermarket.

I've written about these historical hooks that live on in Copenhagen a while back. Now I've found a bag that I fancy hangin on mine.

Which is nice.


behoovingmoving said...

and here is my brief case:
I took 37 architecture students from Australia to Florence, as a ruse so I could spend a whole day searching for the perfect bag for my Velorbis.
Anyway, your own is delicious. Delicious! The whole bus thingy story: just what one needs to accompany their bike bag :) Excellent work sir!

ibikelondon said...

Oh my god, my bike has one of these hooks and I've always wondered what on earth it was for! Talk about lightbulb moment!!!!

ibikelondon said...

I might add that mine is on an original rack for a 1950s Elswick (an old, long gone English bicycle brand) Who knew that, once upon a time, we had such a common-sense approach to cycling here in England, before we all lost our heads and started buying mountain bikes?

Lim Soo 林蘇 said...

My bike rack does not have a hook:

Nils said...

I have a hook exactly like this on my old Raleigh.

Michelle said...

Great to see that. I am starting to commute with my laptop and have been trying to figure out how to get it there safely should I take a tumble. Would love any other suggestions you may have. THANKS for the blog!!!