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BICYCLE GADGETS #7 – italian army bicycle bag

I own this bag for a very long time now, but i never knew what its was made for. It was always nice and handy for me, storing groceries for example. But now a friend of mine found a bag like this one too and that gave me the impulse to search for the origin use of it. and i think i found it 🙂
I think its an italian military bicycle bag for the folding bikes in world war I. As you can see on the pictures below, the bianchi military bike was sometimes finished with a bag exactly like mine one. Because the bicycle was a military bicycle build to be folded and carried on the back of the soldier the bag also can be folded 🙂
What a velicious part of bicycle history, i think 🙂

The famous and rare Bianchi folding bicycle with spring frame and solid tires was often fitted with the bag. the next thing i need is a bicycle for my bag 😉
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