I showed you how my otherwise awesome Prima large luggage roll needed a bit of work to stay on the road and out of the landfill here some time ago and never let you know how it turned out. I didn’t manage to pick the bag up for three weeks with my busy weekend schedule and was very glad to have it back. Wearing a backpack full of glass-lock containers for my lunch got a bit tiresome. My posture was definitely not as good with the bag on, though I did jump off the bike and run into work faster in the mornings.
The repairs came to $30, which was $5 under the quote. Of course one of the zipper pulls broke in half 2 days after I got it back but I can work with that and haven’t bothered to put in a piece of ribbon or anything to make the pull easier.
The two long straps over the roll were replaced with leather, and the missing buckle was replaced. I opted to replace only one of the broken fasteners on the underside to keep costs down. I found this lovely leather waterproofer at the local outdoors store, Alberni Outpost.
The Granger’s Paste Wax is doing well so far. I totally ignored the instructions to apply sparingly as I had no issues with potential discolouration and was going for max waterproofing. I slathered it on twice, making sure to get all into the crevices and the vulnerable underside of the leather. Two coats at this point, should apply a third.
It has been fairly damp lately and I get condensation all over the scoot when I leave it parked at work. I’ve been checking the leather and the water beads off perfectly. It has definitely stretched a bit, which is to be expected given the tension on it combined with damp conditions and generous amounts of wax. I’ll take some stretching over cracking for sure.