Birdy Backpack Bag
Birdy Backpack Bag - Now in stock at St.Kilda Cycles!
The Backpack Bag is an ideal partner for traveling on trains, buses and airplanes. The bag is large enough to hold the Birdy and some other luggage (e.g. pannier bags). It also folds up into a small back pack that you can wear while riding. Or when its folded up, you can easily double it into two then strap it across the top of the rear rack while touring (this works really well).
The bag is made of Cordura Plus, a strong material which gives the bike reasonable protection against being knocked. The bag can be used for airplane travel, however we recommend including pieces of cardboard or bubble wrap to give the more fragile parts of the bike some additional protection.
It's also possible to sew some inserts on the inside of the bag at the exact points where the folded Birdy is a bit pointy. Putting thick old socks on the bottom of the seatpost and the pedals is also a good idea.
It is recommended people slide out the folding stem and lay it across the top tube when using the backpack bag. The folding stem is only held in place by a quick release lever so its easy to do. This will decrease the width of the folded bike by quite a bit. Unlike the german range of Birdys, our models in Australia have an 80mm Ahead stem and sometimes also barends as standard. As a result the width of our bikes is greater than the German range. But by sliding out the folding stem for transporting the width decreases considerably and it is then an easy task to zip up the bag. Laying the folding stem + handlebars across the top tube also has the advantage of keeping your brake levers well out of harms way. Just remember to use some bubble wrap or material between the handlebar and the top tube.
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