Hi, i'm just a guy living in brooklyn. So i have a bike which i commute on, basically to school and work which is about 15 miles, give or take. Its a fixed steamroller (which'll go up on fixedgeargallery as soon as i get it up, well, not 'it' up, but it up), with no brakes as of now and i'm also thinking about getting a chrome bag. Non of this really seems to make sense, as i should be commuting on a road bike with gears and brakes and everything, and it might make more sense if i get a backpack instead of a messenger bag. Anyway, my point is, does this thing with getting a chrome messenger bag make me a poser, or do i just recognize quality?
Oh, and maybe i should include a bit of background. I've worn a messenger bag (a manhattan portage, that slides around all over the place) for like 6 or 7 years already since i started high school (didnt commute on bike back then, just did it for looks like all the other teenagers were). I'm also thinking about whether i should get a messenger bag as i've realized that over the years, my left shoulder (the shoulder that holds the bag) is slightly higher than the right one. I dont know if anyone else gets this but if you do, please share so that i dont feel like im alone on this. I didnt get a geared bike because i had one, which i got into an accident with and wanted to try a fixed single because it looked so cool and simple which is why i have it now. Also, i've always thought it would be cool being a bicycle messenger, and i'd probably be one if i hadnt taken a job at retailing. Anyway, back to the point, am i a poser, and is it wrong, or do i just like nice things?