HOW TO – Make a music satchel

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HOW TO – Make a music satchel

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Lenore writes –

“Much of the sewing I do is sort of off-the-cuff (pun intended.) This music satchel is a perfect example of sewing to fit the situation: It’s a set of speakers that you can wear while you’re riding your bike.

There are many reasons to take your music with you. The usual solution requires headphones. But sometimes you need to bring your party– and your speakers– along with you. We used to pull a giant stereo trailer along with us on social bike rides, and some of our friends still do (movie). But when it’s just you and a couple of buddies, and there’s ice on the ground, you don’t want to be towing 50 lbs of stereo around behind a bicycle. Granted, the speakers I used are nigh unto worthless and the amp eats batteries like candy, but they made just enough sound for our little group. I needed a small padded bag for them, though, so I made one. “Link & photos.

More thumpa:

  • Ultra-light/ultra-efficient pimped-out bike stereo system – Link.
  • DIY Bike stereo – Link.
  • i-Ride Bicycle stereo system – Link.
  • Fitting a stereo or car Radio to your bicycle (pre-MP3 player days!)- Link.
  • Bike tunes 40 watt amplifier – Link.
  • Lots of other bicycle projects – Link.

2 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a music satchel

  1. _fluffy says:

    It’s also worth mentioning that in basically every jurisdiction it’s illegal to ride a bike with headphones on.

    Maybe having speakers mounted on the handlebar and powered by a bike-powered generator (using wheel friction or induction coils or similar) would work better…

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