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Old 12-15-2005, 05:21 AM   #11
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Thanks Gabe! I was gonna spend another 100 bucks on my wife for xmas, but I think I will just buy myself a messenger bag instead!
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:29 AM   #12
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Are you kidding ? it's almost Christmas.......



He won't be back till the third or fourth of January
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Old 12-15-2005, 05:47 AM   #13
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I've been using the Timbuk2 laptop messenger bag for a few months. It has been a great bag, carrying everything with ease. Only had one heavy rain with it and it kept everything dry. Not sure how long the strap adjuster will last, seems to slip when carrying the laptop. I usually keep it adjusted long enough to rest on the passenger seat.
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:42 AM   #14
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Default No different from wearing a backpack...

Wearing a back protector would mitigate that risk.
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Old 12-15-2005, 06:53 AM   #15
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Timbuk2 has good customer service and they handle all repairs in their factory/warehouse here in SF. I've never had my cambuckle slip in 5 years; yours is defective and should be replaced.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:06 AM   #16
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Default Re: Get a tank bag...

A tankbag on my little Triumph 600 causes annoying air flow over the tank at speed. There is a sort of low pressure created that tends to suck me down on the tank, which is just the opposite of what I want, which is a little pressure on my chest to hold me up and take a little pressure off my arms.



I've resorted to a rear carrier and tailbag, which is ugly, but then my bike is the Speed 4, so funky is the style.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:15 AM   #17
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Interesting article. One of my kids found a single strap backpack that she thought was cool for a while. I got it just before it was split to pieces and have used it as a carrier bag on my old Brit bikes where there is almost no space to mount bags. It's much better than a backpack when I'm wearing my Kilmanjaro jacket, which has pads that make it near impossible to put on a backpack without dislocating a shoulder first. The drawback is the big wide padded strap (good) is held together with velcro (bad). That makes it very convenient to put on and take off, but makes me worry it will strip off and sail behind me into the jaws of traffic. I had my wife install a smaller strap to keep the bag from sliding around in front of me. It's not the best execution of a courier bag but definitely proves the concept and it was free. Now if I could just find out where my wife put it.
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:56 AM   #18
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Excellent Article. Yep Backpacks are hard to get on and off with any protective motorcycle jacket. I have considered a tail bag but these messanger bags are an alternative I am going look at... I have a tank bag but it doesn't fit my laptop. Thanks for the excellent analysis Gabe.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:11 AM   #19
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Try a Kriega rucksack , you can take it off with a gloved hand and it straps to your body across the front. Also has back protection in it. Looks like a parachute with the "harness" and rings & keeps the weight very close to your body and evenly distributed.



http://www.kriega.com/
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:29 AM   #20
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Good point.
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