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    Messenger bags in Toronto

    Someone name off some places that sell some (good) messenger bags? Recommend any specific bags? Looking for something medium sized for toting around campus.

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    What about Push The Envelope bags? Local, home-made (can be custom). They should be at the Oct Bike show..

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    hey op,

    doesn't shiznaz have an under the weather bag? made in good ol' TO.

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    i have an under the weather and i love it. (and get lots of compliments about it. and two "missed connections" ads on craigslist identifying me by it.)

    www.under-the-weather.ca

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    I believe the Canadian Trifecta will be complete with this suggetion: PAC Designs.

    http://www.pacdesigns.com/index.htm
    http://www.pushtheenvelope.com/
    http://www.under-the-weather.ca/

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    Urbane and Cycle Therapy also sell Ortlieb bags. You can get Crumplers around town as well (those are decent bags that you can also get nice camera equipment inserts for).

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    Quote Originally Posted by chimblysweep
    i have an under the weather and i love it. (and get lots of compliments about it. and two "missed connections" ads on craigslist identifying me by it.)

    www.under-the-weather.ca
    In that case, under the weather it is. Time for me to start saving again.

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    I also have an UTW. I really like it. You can get an UTW at Cavern. They have some there or Sam can make one custom for you. Mine's minor custom: spliced in seatbelt release for the main strap, added some patches, an external pump bag and custom placed a strip of silver reflective stuff.

    The only challenge I've had with it is that with an extra heavy load, the claw buckle on the main strap slips a bit. I need to ask Sam what I'm doing wrong.

    Push's are nice too. I found the newer buckle system to be more than I need. Also too much plastic. The main strap on UTW uses metall only.
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    Where is Cavern Cycles? I like the pants they have on the UTW website. Might be interesting to get a pair along with a bag...

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    I also have a UTW bag...well, 2 if you include the hip sack, plus 2 pairs of pants, a skirt, and i think I'm up to 4 or 5 t-shirts now.
    They're not capable of making anything that doesn't kick ass.

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    yeah, my bag was super custom too. i bought a '78 crown victoria seatbelt on ebay and sent it to 'em to include in the strap. i had a bumblebee stitched in it, with reflective wings. i think there's a picture of it on their "custom" page.

    i'm quite happy. very very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Someone name off some places that sell some (good) messenger bags? Recommend any specific bags? Looking for something medium sized for toting around campus.
    I used to live at Greenwood and Queen. There's a nice store on Queen (just east of Coxwell as I recall) that sells all sort of accessories - you may want to check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMittens
    Where is Cavern Cycles? I like the pants they have on the UTW website. Might be interesting to get a pair along with a bag...

    cavern is at 179 queen east, just east of jarvis.

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    Have you guys done longer commutes/rides with the bags (60-140k)? Are they uncomfortable? I'm probably going to start riding to campus again - traffic is really pissing me off.

    Also trying to decide between the size
    16"x14"x8" - 29.3L or
    14"x12"x7" - 19.2L
    Last edited by operator; 09-17-05 at 05:09 PM.

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    I know you've already decided but I'd like to put in another good word for UTW. I got one, modestly customised and it the price was unbeatable for the quality. After breaking my collar bone I haven't been able to use it and my other bags seem so useless in comparison! You won't be disappointed.
    What lies ahead is distant....

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    Big bumpity bump bump. I got my custom UTW bag a few weeks ago and I'm loving it. This bag is built to last.
    "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

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