Speedy Stitcher for soft goods repair

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by mike, May 17, 2019.



  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    After years of ownership, I finally had a need to use mine. Awesome! A great tool for difficult jobs (leather, webbing, multiple fabric layers). A bargain at $20, includes thread strong enough to rappel with.

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    Revelate Feed Bags are, apparently, made for road riding. On both mine, the main attachment point failed/is failing. Some clown at a pack repair joint in town suggested I'd be better off buying new ones than fixing. F him! A $7 tube of SeamGrip, some Gorilla Tape and my stitcher made for a bombproof repair.

    This clown wanted me to throw out my full-sized backpack because the bottom fabric is destroyed. WTF is wrong with this guy?? That's a tougher job, but I am reviving it myself and it will be better than it was before. Yes, it will look imperfect; yes, I could not care less.

    Unless it truly is worn out, fix it!


    PS: "SeamGrip +Sil" is now formulated without the heavy fumes. Hoping it works as well as the old stinky SeamGrip. An indispensable product for outdoor gear repair And of course, waterproofing seams.
     
  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    That's what it's awl about!
     
  3. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    LOL!

    Useful thread? :D
     
  4. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Included with purchase!
     
  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I'm trying to poke holes in his arguments!
     
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  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Stop! You've got me in stitches!
     
  8. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Ha. Mine made it through 798 miles of the AZT and then the velcro failed on the final descent into Stateline. Riding along and all of a sudden the feedbag was down in my spokes. Fortunately no damage to the wheel. Could have been ugly!

    I might need to get me one of these. I always try and sew gear back together
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    And as @mike other passion, hanging by a thread!
     
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