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    Canvas Bags

    Besides home-made, any recommendations for a canvas messenger bag? Thanks.
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    The Triple 5 Soul and Nike bags on this site look interesting:

    http://www.ebags.com/urban_gear/mess...0013&Ne=120000

    I got the Newspaperboy bag from the following site, punched some eyelets in it and use a bungee cord as a stabilizing strap:

    http://www.reusablebags.com/store/su...ping-p-41.html

    I love my Newspaperboy bag and get favorable comments from other riders.

    I'll try to post a picture.

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    Timbuk2 used to do heavy cotton as an alternative to cordura. Wonder why they stopped?

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    go to amazon and do a search for "ultra force," which is one of amazon's army/navy type suppliers.

    it will key you in to a bunch of canvas messenger/shoulder/military bags. maybe hundreds of options. there are other suppliers besides ultra force too. once you start poking around amazon, you'll see.

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    Here's one of my favorite sources for army surplus and other cheap stuff. They carry a lot of work-wear and freaky stuff too.

    http://www.bargainoutfitters.com/bro...&p=s&bt=N&s=54

    Those are some of the bags in their government-surplus section. A lot of the stuff is probably appropriate for cycling: would you want your livelihood electronics to get wet? There was actually some ass-clown on e-bay recently reselling the bags from the 5 breadbag set as antique panniers for like 30 each, and there were bids!

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    not "messenger" bags, but holy hell, i can't believe nobody has mentioned...

    www.duluthpack.com

    awesome stuff. these are the folks that make rivendell's saddlebags.

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    I think Manhattan Potage has something in canvas...

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    the duluth pack company is the king of canvas. if you don't mind having two straps instead of one, and looking absolutely beautiful, then duluth packs are it.

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    Those Duluth bags are really nice... They remind of old rich guys on safari's and whatnot. And they're not that expensive either...

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    right, and i can personally attest to their durability. they're very well made, in the US, and built to last

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    Thanks for all the replies. I found the bag and got it in the mail yesterday. It's from Manhattan Portage. I'll use it for my commute tomorrow and see whether I like it or not.
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