Ct - I Repair Riding Gear

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by akarob, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    You guys keeping me pretty busy lately with your ripped up gear and broken zippers, which is great, but I had to take a break to put a new zipper in Mrs Akarob's riding jacket. Watching her take it off like a dress was just too much.

    I'll now get back to repairing the regularly scheduled carnage.

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  2. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    Big Thanks to Robert for shortening my jacket sleeves. Real quality work done and I can highly recommend him after seeing his work.

    Thanks again!
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  3. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Received a replaced side zipper boot back from Rob today. Danner waterproof black military style.

    Great job on the replacement and thank you very much Rob.

    I'll think of you each time I put it on and have a good zipper pull to get ahold of!

    Gr8 job
  4. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    Thanks. Here are a couple pictures of the job.

    In the first one, I had already cut out the old zipper 100% and what you see is the new one getting ready to be sewn in.

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    And this is the zipper all sewn in.

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  5. dietDrThunder

    dietDrThunder Why so serious, son? Supporter

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    OMG No Way!

    Mr. Repair Man, can you shorten the sleeves on my Klim Latitude jacket? Do tell!

    EDIT: ok I've been reading through this thread, and as far as I can tell, you're now my favorite person on Earth! :) Stuff that needs doing:

    1. Klim Latitude jacket: sleeves need to be shortened about 1". This is the current generation Lat model.

    2. Current gen Carlsbad pants: this are straight up clown pants. Is it possible to trim up the fit at all? I'm no tailor so I don't really know what to ask. The shape is ok, they're just huge. Would something like 'take 1.5" out of the entire circumference of both legs' work? Other thoughts?

    3. I have a Hotwired electric jacket and it's great. I use a wireless controller, and there is no pocket on the jacket to fit the module that goes with the controller. Wouldn't have to be at all stylish...just something to carry the blob of wiring and the wireless module thing.

    4. Hotwired pants: the size that fit me around the waist is baggy everywhere else...not good for heating me. Can these be taken in, or is it too hassle-ish w the heating filaments etc?

    Thanks in advance!
  6. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    PM sent.
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  7. MattF44

    MattF44 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just got my latest repair back. @akarob can work some miracles. I’m very thankful I found this thread and for his help.
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  8. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    @akarob just to update you, the main zipper you had sewn on my R3 last year - coil type - really is waterproof. It ought to have by now some 24,000 miles if I judge based on my Guzzi's service records. I have come to learn how to line up the two ends at start and so the bit of wear on the slider has so far not been an issue. Thank you again for your quality work and attention to our community of riders.
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  9. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Hi Rob do you still work in South Windsor? I have another zipper job for you. A fleece jacket with a broken zip.
  10. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    No, I'm not making parachutes anymore. I was just up in Hartford yesterday though. Anyway, just send me a PM if you want to send something. You're also welcome to stop by and I can do the fix while you wait.

    For everyone else following along, here's a couple recent repairs...a tank bag main zipper and a little girls piggie hoodie. This semi rigid tank bag came out so well, I impressed myself. :D

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  11. CaseyB

    CaseyB Adventually Supporter

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    My daughter loves that hoodie and will be glad to wear it again. You do good work.




    I would prefer a dualspork branded hoodie for the next time though.
  12. Fenianbastard

    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

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    I saw some tool rolls on your ETSY site. Do you make different sizes? Thanks
  13. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    I just make the one size but it holds a lot more than you think.
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    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

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    Can I order on ETSY?
  15. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    Sure. If you have any special color requests, let me know ahead if time and I'll let you know if I can make it happen.
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    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

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    Ordered, thanks.
  17. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    Shipped, thanks. :-) Let me know how much stuff you manage to secure in there.
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  18. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    Another boot zipper finished. :-)

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  19. ThorCT

    ThorCT Lets Ride

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    @akarob do you have thought on the possibility of widening the center section of my GL Mojave centerbags so that I can use them on my dual exhause KTM 950? They fit great on skinny bikes but the saddlebags are too close together to fit on wider bikes.

    Jeff
  20. akarob

    akarob Rob

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    Sounds like you just need some wide adjustable straps. Pretty simple fix.
    We could possibly do it without shipping the bags too.
    I'd need to see some pictures of the setup to be sure though.