Carradice cotton duck

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steeleagle
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Re: Carradice cotton duck

Postby steeleagle » 14 Jul 2012, 12:55am

Great stuff, thanks for digging that out.

Mind me asking if you have a picture of the reverse side, where it attaches to the saddle?

Biketyke
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Re: Carradice cotton duck

Postby Biketyke » 14 Jul 2012, 10:29pm

There is an interview with the owner of Carridice on "The bike show" podcast from Resonance FM dated 28 Nov 2011. The "duck" part of cotton duck refers to the square weave which is especially waterproof.

shotaway
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Re: Carradice cotton duck

Postby shotaway » 15 Jul 2012, 12:58am

I looked into this myself when my new partner had a industrial sewing machine..
Hand sewing hells bells, we just sold a old friston and rossman semi industrial sewing machine on ebay for not much think it was 15 quid they are so cheep.
A old singer machine with a bunch of good sharp needles is prob better but it up to you.

there is a lot of good info out there on fabrics. I found sail makers have good tough fabrics for bags and stuff. ive been looking thru some of my online notes but couldnt find what i was looking for could be on another machine.
but i did find this may be of some interest to you..

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?page_id=138280

thirdcrank
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Re: Carradice cotton duck

Postby thirdcrank » 15 Jul 2012, 8:06am

Evry fule kno that a duck is watertight - they have to be able to float. :wink:

Brucey
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Re: Carradice cotton duck

Postby Brucey » 15 Jul 2012, 8:15am

yes, and akshuly a duck wil never quack both ends at the same time ahem because it risk sinking without
echo.

Eny fule kno this.
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nirakaro
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Re: Carradice cotton duck

Postby nirakaro » 16 Jul 2012, 10:13am

Pennine Outdoor - http://www.pennineoutdoor.co.uk/fabrics - do a wide range of fabrics for making your own gear