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Old 06-11-06, 07:20 PM   #1
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Orphans modeling the new hotness: u-lock holsters

In case you didn't hear the word, Team Schoe Moe, Chicagoamdream, and Cardstock won the Triple Assult 3-Man Alleycat on Saturday (great race!). Undoubtedly, the coolest of our prizes were these ballistic nylon u-lock holsters made by Flux (dude on the left), which are going to be ideal when the prospect of wearing a bag in 90-degree weather becomes an unpleasant possibility.





These are prototypes, but they'll apparently be available through Crisiswear sometime in the near future. They are heartily endorsed.

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Old 06-11-06, 07:21 PM   #2
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I don't think I'm seeing them.
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Old 06-11-06, 07:24 PM   #3
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No, I got the pics.
The pocket things on your chest?
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Old 06-11-06, 07:28 PM   #4
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Yes. The u-lock goes in the thing under the armpit. The pockets are for cameras, cigarettes, phones, whatever. Plus, they make you look like Joe Friday.
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Old 06-11-06, 07:30 PM   #5
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I saw the original one Matt had. Looked like a nice piece of work, too bad I dont rock a U-lock.
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wow. um.







gross.
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I tuck mine under my belt, over my butt...problem solved.
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Old 06-11-06, 07:40 PM   #8
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That Flux guy's got some sweet glasses!

as far as the holster, I really do like the upper armor. very beyond thunderdome.
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Whoa, I see.
Looks like something out of Mad Max.
I think I'll stick with my REload fanny pack.
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i think they look pretty cool. dont know if i could rock'em for an entire summer...too hot. it does seem like you could look like a badass in the winter. you know, be all decked out in winter gear with the face mask then wear the holster. it'll look like being part of a track swat team.
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That Flux guy's got some sweet glasses!

as far as the holster, I really do like the upper armor. very beyond thunderdome.
Yeah, that was designed--apparently--in response to a cyclist who lacerated his shoulder going through a windshield. The exoskeleton-shoulder is detachable, but it has a flask pocket on it, so you can be sure cardstock will never be detaching his.
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perfect for, um lets see what i have here......Basil Haydens, Distingiudo, Belvedere, Saphire. **** its all about the top shelf on the shoulder.
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yeah, dude. this is out of line. you all should know better. ride a bike.
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whats on that guys forehead?
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Does anyone know when they're re-launching the Crisiswear site? I've been waiting for it for months. I love his designs.
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whats on that guys forehead?
I think part of his temple-less glasses.
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Reminds me of Judge Dredd:

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It's funny, because the three of us decided to do this race at the last minute, and then we walk away with some very interesting hand-made prizes. The style is possibly a little Escape From New York for my taste, but these things are really well made. The pockets are lined with nylon Camo for extra vigalante points.
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Those look pretty cool. In the middle of a hot summer I'd still get too hot in one I think, but then, I sweat like a pig (do pigs really sweat that much?)
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Those look pretty cool. In the middle of a hot summer I'd still get too hot in one I think, but then, I sweat like a pig (do pigs really sweat that much?)
Flux (the maker) was explaining how the inner lining is good for wicking sweat. compared to a bag, these would be very cool.

and no, pigs don't sweat (no glands), rather they wallow in mud.
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Sounds cool.

I always wondered where the expression comes from. Maybe we should all wallow in mud before biking in the summer?
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