I have lived in the Netherlands for most of the past 28 years, and it is true that there are bikes here everywhere. Everyone owns one, or two, or more, and basically everyone I know uses their bike for their daily commute. More than dairy, tulips, clogs or stroopwafels, bikes are an integral part of our culture.
However, not ever, on all the millions of bicycles I must have seen in my life, did I see a bicycle bag designed to carry over the topbar of your bike. Wait, what did I miss, is this a thing? (Pinterest seems to think so!)
Arguably, the design of many Dutch bikes is not well suited for a bike bag. But, if you have one that does, this beautiful Flux Productions bicycle bag would be pretty amazing!
Now he mainly crafts gorgeous handmade bags and leather accessories in his Brooklyn studio. The bicycle bag is made from waxed canvas, vegetable tanned leather and brass hardware. The flap can be opened while on the bike, and it comes with a smart long body strap to carry the bag with you indoors.
Though I’m happy I learned about the concept of these ‘bike bags’, I’m even more happy to learn about Ryan and his vision on handmade goods. Go watch this video and fall in love too. Or as Ryan concludes: “it all makes sense”.