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I do a local community radio show once a week as a volunteer that I can cycle to but the issue is a often take vinyl records with me. Anyone know of bags/panniers that can hold some 12" vinyl?

Cheers

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  • Howdy and welcome to Stack Exchange. We don't generally do recommendations for specific products here, although I think you'll find that grocery-bag panniers will generally have about the right dimensions.
    – Adam Rice
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 14:48
  • Given how many people ride with record bags (presumably they're more stylish than messenger bags) couldn't you just use those?
    – Chris H
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 15:33
  • I would look into a rack/crate combo like Batman suggests, or you could probably fit them in a over the shoulder messenger style laptop bag as long as you don't need to carry a ton of them.
    – Nate W
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 15:34
  • Check out Chrome
    – paparazzo
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 16:24
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    A 12" record is about 150 grams, so you're looking at 2.25 kg or 5 lbs of records. If you carry them in the cardboard sleeves or some carrying case, I can't imagine the total weight needed to be carried to exceed 10 pounds (maybe 15 if you have a tough carrying case).
    – Batman
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 17:37

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You could also buy a pizza delivery bag and bungee strap it to a front or rear rack. Or modify the bag yourself to attach to a pannier by stitching some hooks or loops of Velcro to the sides.

Most pizza bags are 18" x 18" and about 5" deep so plently of room for records and maybe a snack for later ;)

You can buy them online for rather cheap.

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  • These were about 10 bucks on line, with a little creativity you could probably seal them up a bit more for weather proofing and attachment. Or make a rain fly for them that slips over.
    – Nate W
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 15:53
  • Can stick some record label stickers on them and make them look quite cool. Thanks for the suggestion.
    – NewBikeBoy
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 15:59
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    Good idea - but the bottom record might suffer. I'd line the sides top and bottom with thin MDF for impact resistance and to distribute the weight. You wouldn't want the rails of the carrier rack to press into the records in defined spots. Maybe even slit the bias binding, and slide some thin steel sheets between the layers of cloth. I'd also sew on a secondary clamp and not rely on Velcro to stay closed.
    – Criggie
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 20:23
  • I agree, there would need to be a few modifications to be made for it to be optimal but the potential is there.
    – Nate W
    Commented Sep 29, 2017 at 22:35
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    @Criggie - you have a strong point here, LPs shouldn't be stored (not to mention transporting) horizontally as stacking them up puts strain on the lowest records. Furthermore, if one lays them on the bike rack, the bottom record suffers both from the top and from the bottom. Vertical bags are much more suitable here.
    – Mike
    Commented Oct 5, 2017 at 19:19
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Try using a milk crate bungee corded to your rack.

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@NewBikeBoy - what is your location?

I've just checked - basically any type of rear-rack bags sold in the Netherlands will suit your needs as they are 35x31x10 cm (12" record is 30cm in diameter).

The following link is purely as illustration, it is not meant as an advertisement of certain product or seller: https://www.internet-bikes.com/176237-niet-verkeerd-dubbele-fietstas-metal-grijs-22-liter/

Edit: apparently the above mentioned product is not longer available from this retailer. Since we are not advertising any product on this site, for those who are interested in those particular bags I'd suggest to run a search with your favourite search engine for "Niet verkeerd dubbele fietstas" - there are enough models and resellers available.

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  • the link no longer works. could you update? I would use this information too!
    – Pixie
    Commented Oct 22, 2018 at 13:36
  • @Pixie - I did edit the post to hint with a certain search term. I'm not into promoting any particular product or reseller, hence this generic information.
    – Mike
    Commented Oct 23, 2018 at 7:01

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