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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    What do Foosters think about Chrome bags? Worth it or hipster hookey?

    That is the question, here are the relevant details. I have an old Schwinn Chrome bag. I love it. It goes with me everywhere. People ask questions about it. It's a really unique bag that my mom bought me as a graduation present. The problem, though, is it's too small to comfortably carry my laptop in, and when I carry some serious weight, it really digs into my shoulder. I've tried a car seatbelt pad, which works better, but still starts to hurt after loading it with textbooks. ouchies.

    Should I consider dropping a crap-ton of money on a new bag? Is there another, maybe less trendy, bag out there I should consider? Will I immediately become an urban emo hipster if I get one?

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I'd hit it. I wanted one really bad (I fell in love with X's) but ended up getting another kind.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    I like Bagaboo bags but they're expensive since they're shipped out of Hungary...

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    I think you need a newer more hip avatar to go with the new bag...

    The new one is nice, and a step in the right direction, but you need to keep the progression going to complete hipster.

    Seriously, I don't think any item will make you cross over to the dark side. To avoid something because it is hip is almost worse than doing it because it is...

    Whether there are better bags, I don't know, you should probably wander up to the commmuting forum. They seem to really know their bags from a functional perspective. I suspect you will get some comments on both sides of the argument, and then weigh your options.
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    I got a Timbuk2 bag as a bike to work award. I prefer to carry stuff on the bike and only use it to carry things when the weather is cooler to avoid a sweaty back. Timbuk2 makes a strap pad, maybe try that before giving up on your Chrome bag. I see that Chrome only makes a strap pad for their laptop bags, why?

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Chrome needs to make a new computer bag and call it Google.
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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    I read the title of the Google Chrome thread and thought it had something to do with a new messenger bag

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    get a zugster bag, they are made by one of our members. or make your own bag.
    thats what i do

    http://www.zugsterbags.com/


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    Chrome is todays Timbuk2-
    Quickly losing street cred or perhaps
    already lost it because it is the de rigeur bag
    for some members of th fixie crowd.
    That said they are very well made.
    If you want it for fashion it isn't fashion forward.
    If you want it for function it is a great bag.

    I now have a giant yellow Ortlieb because
    it helps cars see me. I have a giant Chrome
    bag with the back flap rattlecanned yellow with
    cog and chainring stencils (so cars see me) that I don't
    use anymore.

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    I'm always out of the hipness loop, so I had no qualms about getting my Chrome bag.

    There are three things about it to be wary of. One of your friends, while being a smartass, can suddenly push the buckle and the bag hits the floor. Also, you really can't wear it on the other shoulder -- you can carry it on the wrong shoulder for a while as you walk around, but it's just not gonna work out that way while riding. Lastly, it has no padding, so hard items can poke into your back.

    Everything else about it kicks butt, though. The buckle, despite its smartass vulnerability, makes it very easy to put on & remove the bag if you're wearing your helmet.

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    Is it only me that can see you rocking a thrift store granny purse instead of a hip messenger bag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Is it only me that can see you rocking a thrift store granny purse instead of a hip messenger bag?
    Hey! I sent that picture to you for your own private use. I thought I expressly told you not to tell anyone about it.

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    My personal favorite is the Osprey Torque.

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