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Old 02-03-08, 01:40 AM   #1
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REI timbuk2 bag sale

Just picked one up 57.77 shipped after an extra 20% off, would of been 6 dollars cheaper had i picked it up at the store.. seems like a good deal, thought id share.

http://www.rei.com/REI-Outlet/product/766471

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that looks to me like a typical single-strap faux-messenger bag. it's also canvas, not cordura, which means it's not really waterproof. this bag isn't really intended for riding.

$57.77 isn't that great of a deal. you can get a real timbuk2 in large for $50-60 lots of places online, and probably a whole lot less on eBay.

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Old 02-03-08, 02:01 AM   #3
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that looks to me like a typical single-strap faux-messenger bag. it's also canvas, not cordura, which means water will come pouring in. not real good for riding.

$57.77 isn't that great of a deal. you can get a real timbuk2 in large for $50-60 lots of places online, and probably a whole lot less on eBay.
The bag you love—now in soft cotton canvas—hauls your gear, rain or shine.

* Bag is made of prewashed cotton canvas and features dual leather strap closures on front flap and an adjustable shoulder strap
* Waterproof barrier liner helps keep contents dry
* Features a large main compartment, zippered pocket with separate organizer pockets for small items and a cell phone pocket
* Two external pockets under flap, one with a zippered closure, secure small items
* Leather strap for attaching an LED light (sold separately)
* Closeout
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Yeah, I'd think this would be a bit of a dilemma for me since I'm in the market for a new bag, but I think I'm just gonna get a Seagull black bag in one of the new sizes they have for '08. Nothing like a quality bag handmade in the US of A.
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that looks to me like a typical single-strap faux-messenger bag. it's also canvas, not cordura, which means it's not really waterproof. this bag isn't really intended for riding.

$57.77 isn't that great of a deal. you can get a real timbuk2 in large for $50-60 lots of places online, and probably a whole lot less on eBay.
why would timbuk2 market the bag with singlespeed in the title if it wasnt intended for riding?
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i edited my post before you replied, when i realized it has a water barrier. regardless, you're still going to be riding around with a wet bag on your back, as opposed to a bag made of water-shedding material.

I live in socal and get rained on very little. regardless im sure alot of people spend more time riding in dry weather each year than wet so its a trade off. If you have the bag delivered to a REI store it cost 51.77 , if you find it cheaper anywhere else its more than likely gonna be used. i think you and your negativity need to think twice before posting.
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so people like you would buy it.
I bought it because I like the color and it seems like a good price and think the plastic clips on other timbuk2 bags look tacky. anyways im done responding to you, and take the 12" X 1" seatpost stuck up your ass out already
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wtf is a 12" x 1" seatpost?
http://www.bikeworldusa.us/Steel-Bic...B000NPDLKS.htm
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I don't know what these guys are talking about, that sounds like a pretty good deal to me. According to the first responder, you could have paid as much as $7.77 less (or 1.32 more, before shipping I assume)...so, big deal, who cares. My timbuk2 has lasted me for 6+ years of daily use. And as for it being faux-messenger...timbuk2 is was one of the first companies to produce messenger bags. Not sure how that makes them faux.
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REI lost my business in the last two years (and i was a member since 1979) with its whacked pricing and member 'discounts' ...

my bike-related dollars go to small businesses with honest policies, not an overgrown, bloated corporation that has lost sight of its original mission and that is no longer a 'co-op'
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My friend has a Large Timbuk2. They seem fine for walking but their design is really outdated for cycling.
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oh, like the old Wald kind. gotcha.
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And as for it being faux-messenger...timbuk2 is was one of the first companies to produce messenger bags. Not sure how that makes them faux.
I'm being trolled, right?
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