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Old 06-17-05, 12:19 PM   #1
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this nefarious msgr. bag



It's a ripoff Patagonia that my Dad gave me as a gift, so I try to use it from time to time. But how come it always slips down to my side? I have to push the thing back onto my back something like every 5 mins. of a ride. Is it possible to be too skinny for one of these bags?

Hipsters, bike messengers, poseurs, whoever, help me out, I'm tired of feeling bag-challenged on my bike.

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Old 06-17-05, 12:25 PM   #2
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all you can really do is tighten it, a lot
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Old 06-17-05, 01:19 PM   #3
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i think the patagonia bags don't have a stabilizing strap, if you were able to sew one on that would solve the problem.
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Old 06-17-05, 01:24 PM   #4
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1. Get a new bag that has a stabilizing strap a la most messenger bags.

or

2. Use a back pack
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Old 06-17-05, 01:58 PM   #5
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wtf! I'm seein things!




I totally mis-read the title of this thread.
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ha! a mnsgr bag!
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that's easily the funniest thing i've seen all week. LOL. thank you for making the end of friday even sweeter than it already is.
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make your own stabilizing strap out of whatever.. :]
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I totally mis-read the title of this thread.

how much do you think it would cost to get one of these custom-made?
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Update: Just went out for a ride, used the stabilizer strap (yes, the large Patagonia ones have 'em). Still slid down, though not as much. I'm thinking I'm just too skinny for the damn thing. Next option: an Ortlieb that I just bought off of a friend. Thing is, thing says "MESSENGER" in big letters on the back, and as I'm NOT one, nor wish to portray one in public, I feel veeeeeeeery poseur-esque even using it. All I know is, my North Face backpack just isn't cutting it--too small. erg.

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Update: Just went out for a ride, used the stabilizer strap (yes, the large Patagonia ones have 'em). Still slid down, though not as much. I'm thinking I'm just too skinny for the damn thing. Next option: an Ortlieb that I just bought off of a friend. Thing is, thing says "MESSENGER" in big letters on the back, and as I'm NOT one, nor wish to portray one in public, I feel veeeeeeeery poseur-esque even using it. All I know is, my North Face backpack just isn't cutting it--too small. erg.

make sure the bag's actually up high across your shoulders, not hanging across your lower back...
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man. i'm gone for a few hours and look what happens. ch0mb0, you so suck.

then again, i thought the same thing when i read the title of this thread. i'm so pathetic.
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Nefarious is a great word. Thumbs up for good vocabulary.
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Nefarious is a great word. Thumbs up for good vocabulary.



hey, man, thanks. I decided to try harder when I read 'impudent freewheel removal' by A. King in the Mechanics section. I say we all work on integrating arcane argot into all of our thread titles.

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Correct words for the use should be more often. Unfortunatly, this is the internet. Often posts might not even include a word, just awolese/

Why do I bother to correct typos when typing drunk? Because it's the right thing to do.
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