Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Bag problems

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    New Brunswick, NJ
    My Bikes
    80s Schwinn World something conversion
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bag problems

    Another bag thread, oh no!
    I just got my new Reload Courier messenger bag in today. Took it for a run to the grocery store. At first things were feeling good but then it felt like everything slid down to the bottom right side (it is a left shoulder bag). Once this happened the bag started shifting more and more to the right until it was in the way and I had to stop to get it back into the right position. I had the thing pretty tight and the sternum strap was in place and pretty tight. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    WTF?
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    livin' the dream
    My Bikes
    trek cross, gt mtb, khs track
    Posts
    462
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    pack your groceries better. i hardly ever need the sternum strap on my bag (not reload), but depending on what's in it, it just doesn't want to cooperate sometimes.

  3. #3
    Zugster Bags FlippingHades's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    Nishiki fixed gear commuter, Trek 560 road bike
    Posts
    526
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Make sure you distribute the contents as evenly across the bag as possible, then close the flap as tight as you can. If you got the base compression straps, use them too - the more the bag conforms to the contents, the less they'll move around.

    As mrbertfixy said though, sometimes things just don't cooperate.

  4. #4
    hateful little monkey jim-bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    oakland, ca
    Posts
    5,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The good lord gave you an elbow for a reason - whack that bag back into place.

  5. #5
    Iguana Subsystem dolface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    san francisco
    Posts
    4,017
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    must. not. mock. thread. title.

    arrgh!


  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    New Brunswick, NJ
    My Bikes
    80s Schwinn World something conversion
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, I was thinking it might take some getting used to as far as packing. But in that case, any suggestions on packing?

  7. #7
    Member's Only summerinside's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    MPLS
    My Bikes
    Bridgesetone RB-1 fixie, Surly CrossCheck, Surly Instigator, Salsa AlaCarte, Bianchi Timberwolf SS
    Posts
    523
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    use the waist belt, not the sternum strap. It's the ugliest option, but if function is what you're caring about, it's the way to go. Sorry

  8. #8
    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    the pesto of cities
    My Bikes
    Davidson Impulse, Merckx Titanium AX, Bruce Gordon Rock & Road, Cross Check custom build, On-One Il Pomino, Shawver Cycles cross, Zion 737, Mercian Vincitore, Brompton S1L, Charge Juicer
    Posts
    7,006
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wear it higher.

  9. #9
    dig dig dig Moximitre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    Full Fendered Bareknuckle, Faggin with 10spd Centaur, 1973 Raleigh 3spd Cruiser.
    Posts
    878
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    perhaps one could check groceryshoppingforums.net?
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    New Brunswick, NJ
    My Bikes
    80s Schwinn World something conversion
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by summerinside
    use the waist belt, not the sternum strap. It's the ugliest option, but if function is what you're caring about, it's the way to go. Sorry
    Will do. I don't think the belt is that ugly. Anyway, I'm more into carrying a bunch of crap on my back than style. I mean, the reload team did enough with a sexy ass bag design to compensate for my skinny self needing to wear the belt (as far as style goes).

  11. #11
    sometimes i go fast bobdanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    twoonefive
    My Bikes
    2.
    Posts
    285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    [QUOTE=dolface]must. not. mock. thread. title.

    arrgh!

    im laughing hysterically inside as i type this. very funny.

  12. #12
    anti-sheep astrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    pittsburgh
    My Bikes
    generic lugged track frame
    Posts
    313
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    also pack the heavier stuff on the high side of the bag, this way most of the weight is on your upper back and not at your kidney

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Austin TX
    Posts
    455
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Moximitre
    perhaps one could check groceryshoppingforums.net?
    perhaps one should realize people use their bikes and bags for many purposes?

  14. #14
    Senior Member foureyedgeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    westernPA
    My Bikes
    IRO Mark V, Bridgestone Conversion, GT mtb, Sears Hawthorne cruiser
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just don't squish the bread.

  15. #15
    Minneapolis colinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    DSOTM
    My Bikes
    Vintage / Classics and SS
    Posts
    841
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Panniers on a grocery-specific bicycle. Or kiddie trailer. I mean, whatcha gonna do when you ned a few watermelons?
    THREAD KILLER

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •