It may not be aerodynamic but can any other bike do this so easily?
Recently I had to attend two different events on successive days, each required a suit and I would not be able to go home between the events. The second was a special occasion where I wanted to wear something different from usual “uncrushable” travel jacket
Some time ago this came up on the Bromptontalk forum where a member was planning to travel to a wedding by public transport and Brompton, he came up with a plan to carry a suit bag outside the front pannier so I thought I would give that a try as I had a free basic suit bag from John Lewis.
My touring pannier was packed with my uncrushable jacket and other clothes etc for an overnight trip to London but I needed to drop off the other suit at my office to be ready for use on my return. It’s a couple of miles from home so a good opportunity to try this out without taking a big risk. Isobel had offered to drive me into the city that day to solve the baggage problem but that felt like a cop out.
With the suit bag doubled over, the hook of the clothes hanger attached neatly to the handle of the pannier and a belt (from a pair of Craghopper trousers) went round that inner section of the folded bag and the straps of the pannier to make it all secure:
This all seemed very secure so I set off, after a short distance I worked out that I had fitted the bag (shown in these photos) the wrong way round, with the top section inwards, so the belt was round the chest of the jacket and might crease it. It was a quick task to stop and flip the bag round with the top section on the outside and the belt fastening across near the bottom of the jacket. The hook was surprisingly secure but it would be easy enough to make it more firmly fixed to the pannier handle with a velcro strap or strip of gaffer tape.
At my destination I hung it up, the following day out it came, immaculate!
It’s not exactly aerodynamic but a fuss-free way to take your glad rags with you on a bike.