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Custom Frame Bag Photo Instructions

  1. Prepare your bike
    • Remove anything that obstructs the view of the main triangle.
    • Remove bottle cages and partially screw in the bottle cage bolts. If you’re ordering a half frame bag, leave bottle cages installed and add bottles for your photo.
    • Stand up a rigid tape measure vertically against the frame, or tape a measuring tape along the top tube so that it is taught and straight. Be sure not to obstruct the inside edges of the main triangle. We just need a reference point somewhere in the photo, no need to measure each tube.
  2. Photo set up
    • Take this photo outside in daylight for best results!
    • If you’ve got access to one, use a dedicated camera with optical zoom.
    • Stand about 12-15ft back
    • Kneel down to position the camera level with the center of the main triangle.
  3. Take a photo
    • Make sure the frame triangle is in the center of the photo
    • Important: If you can get the fork legs, seatstays, and chainstays lined up with each other so they each appear as one, then you know you’re back far enough and straight on.
  4. Take a backup photo
    • When you think you’ve got a good photo, lower your camera, take a step back, and take another shot.
    • Most photos I get are taken too close to the bike and/or not aligned with the center of the triangle.
  5. Final check and submission
    • Zoom in on your image to check if you can make out the lines on the ruler like you can in the image below.
    • Email the full res images to andrew@dispersed.bike

Example: (this was taken on a camera with a zoom. Your bike will appear much smaller in the picture if it’s taken on a phone.)