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    Chrome Hipbone

    Anyone have one yet? Anyone know where I could find some pictures of the inside/under the flap? I'm interested in one but won't put the money down until I hear some feedback and know for certain the layout of the inside.

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    Is this what I think it's about? I've been up all night studying for three finals I have today, and I don't know if I can take this...

    -ray
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    It just clicked.. and I checked chrome's site. Your not actually talking about a chromed hip replacement. I need sleep.

    -ray
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    Ahahahahaha no, not a chromed hip replacement. Rather, a hip-mounted man bag of sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeafLamb
    It just clicked.. and I checked chrome's site. Your not actually talking about a chromed hip replacement. I need sleep.

    -ray
    this is what i was thinking, too. a blinged out hip replacement.

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    What, custom titanium isn't good enough?

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    Imagine rejecting a huge chrome hip replacement through your skin... actually, don't...

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    I haven't tried the Chrome bag but I do own both a R.E.Load Bags and a Chicago Wig hip bag:


    So far, I like the Wig bag more even though the U-lock holder is only big enough for a mini-U and mine's full-size. I can get around that by sliding it between the strap and strap holders against the back of the bag (the RELoad bag has an adjustable loop back there designed for this) until I get a smaller lock. The Wig bag is deeper inside and the RELoad bag is wider overal because it's a U shape instead of a V shape. The Wig bag seems to sit better while riding and also seems more secure since it has velcro AND the clips to hold it shut (something that has changed since FGG's review of this bag). The belt is also now wider and removable unlike the older design in FGG's review.

    And that's all I have to say about that.

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    i have a titanium plate in my femur... that count? i have a freight hip bag, i like it. i dont like how the chrome bag is taller than it is wide, looks weird.

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    I like my reload one, I havent had it that long, but its nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeafLamb
    It just clicked.. and I checked chrome's site. Your not actually talking about a chromed hip replacement. I need sleep.

    -ray
    For what it's worth, cobalt-chromium based alloys are one of the two main materials used to make femoral hip implants. You know, just FYI.

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    How is the Reload one for just cruising around off the bike? Does it feel too big or does it sort of sit out of the way so you don't look like a German tourist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightfly
    How is the Reload one for just cruising around off the bike? Does it feel too big or does it sort of sit out of the way so you don't look like a German tourist?
    Don't expect these things to sit flush against your hip.. They stick out fairly far if anything is in there. Add a U-lock to them and it's quite bulky. Not uncomfortable. Just bulky. I find myself doing things like running it into the side of door frames as I'm walking through them, etc... but I'm kind of dumb.

    The thing about the Reload bag is that it is small but the U-lock holder is an adjustable loop on the back that you slide your lock into, upside down. The fact that all U-locks are wider at the bottom than the shackle means it can't slide out as long as the loop size is adjusted properly. Anyway, that design pushes the whole bag out further when you have a lock on it as well. It's not a bad design! I'm just sayin. Here:



    The Reload also tends to do this weird thing where it wants to pull my pants down. The Wig bag seems to just sit there without causing pant-sag as much.

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    Anyone have the Chrome bag? Anyone?

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    just replace the strap on the reload bag and its perfect

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    I've got one. It's only alright. It's way too deep and doesn't open wide enough so it's a ***** to get things out that fall to the bottom of the bag, so much so that I have to take my belt off and remove the whole thing to fish into the bag. If I had to do it over again I would've gone with the Freight Baggage one, honestly. Wider and shallower is just a better design for this purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fibergoldfish
    just replace the strap on the reload bag and its perfect

    Why? I think it's perfect already. Nice and wide and supple so it distributes weight well. You can't even feel it's there.

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    why do you people in insist on calling fanny packs hip packs! a fanny pack on the front side or fanny is still a fanny pack. and go great with oakley blades and crookies. oh and Jimmy ZZZZZZZZ pants.

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    who cares what it is, it works and that's what matters imo

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    Why did they call them fanny packs anyways? If you're in the US, that means it's an ass pack. If you're in the UK, then it's a vagina pack. Neither of those sound right to me. They should've been called hip packs to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto-Velo
    it's an ass pack.
    ................. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniks
    why do you people in insist on calling fanny packs hip packs! a fanny pack on the front side or fanny is still a fanny pack. and go great with oakley blades and crookies. oh and Jimmy ZZZZZZZZ pants.

    this is just what my wife told me when I wanted to buy one
    really I think the wig ones are tite!

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    interesting discussion for you guys but it has come down the pipe that zo had a discussion with an orthopedic surgeon a while back and he said that carrying a lock on you hip bag or in your back pocket can cause damage to your hip and therfore a lot of time off the bike
    also carrying your u lock on your chest is a bad idea since if you wreck you break your sternum and collar bone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto-Velo
    Why did they call them fanny packs anyways? If you're in the US, that means it's an ass pack. If you're in the UK, then it's a vagina pack. Neither of those sound right to me. They should've been called hip packs to begin with.
    when I first saw them in skateboarding magazines 20 years ago, they were called hip packs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retem
    interesting discussion for you guys but it has come down the pipe that zo had a discussion with an orthopedic surgeon a while back and he said that carrying a lock on you hip bag or in your back pocket can cause damage to your hip and therfore a lot of time off the bike
    also carrying your u lock on your chest is a bad idea since if you wreck you break your sternum and collar bone
    so then where should we keep em ? brackets suck not because they're ugly but because the 2 times i've used em they've shattered on a bump

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