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    What do you guys think about these

    Any opinion either way guys
    I just found the link online, but it was different

    http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Port...-_M_13199.html
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    i like backpack-style bags more than traditional single-strap messenger bags
    but i don't love the whole tote-bag-hybrid thing... doesn't seem necessary
    but yeah it's cool
    edit- rather pricey though
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    Id rather stick with my $30 backpacks.

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    oh yeah, ignore the price. just the bag boys and girls
    or how would you do it.
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    would like a chest strap...
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    I'm digging the style overall. the tote aspect is cool. can't make it out from the pics - what type of closure is up top? that's probably my biggest concern, aside from materials.
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    Looks spiffy, but not $260 spiffy. Looks like it could hold a ton of stuff- far more, really, than you would want on your back.

    NEEDS a sternum strap.

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    what do you all feel about a zipper across the top, maybe rolling down the to the handles instead of the zipper. and the sternum strap. and pads on the shoulder straps?

    and do you find it, 150 or so the range depends a lot of fabric. spiffy

    nice waxed canvas which is waterproof instead of cordura, it feels nice in you hands but is pricey.
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    I now will hate any backpack that looks anything like that one.

    [edit] OK... I am going to chalk this up to the way I feel about my wifes feelings about the value of a pair of shoes = it is so far freaking out of my realm of consciousness, but she is my wife!

    Having said that... Do people really buy this s'hit????
    Where do they get their $$$ that it spends so easily?
    I feel like an alien. [/edit]
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    Where do they get their $$$ that it spends so easily?
    a job, perhaps?

    i wouldn't buy that bag either, but i could care less what other people spend their money on.

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    Oh, didnt think of that. Thanks for clearing that up. Wonderful. GFY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    my grandmother tells me that people should buy what they can afford.
    seems like an odd statement to me, even after I think of it.
    I for some reason. I came to reasoning just because someone has the money they shouldn't spend it.

    i argue that there could be more schools and teachers.

    and i see


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    haha this is funny.

    The bag looks pretty cool, a chest strap on this backpack would be wayyyyyyy more comfortable while riding. unless you are consulting us just about a bag you may want to buy because we are your internet friendzzzz and you like out sarcastic opinions. In that case i vote no.

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    I was debating making the bags for about half the price listed on that page, if not less. But I wanted you all's feelings on them first. No point making a product that will not sell.

    I make bags, debating trying something new.
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    It looks like a pannier that converts to a backpack. If you were considering a bicycle audience for the bag, something that joins two panniers and converts to a backpack, would be something I'd consider buying. Like these http://www.panpack.com/ Otherwise, I'm not clear how these would be better than a regular backpack with a tote handle.
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    I have gathered it was a bag that can be carryed as a big shopping bag, for those places that give discounts if you bring your own bag, we have several or those stores around here.

    Or worn like a backpack.
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    I could never spend more on a bag, than my bikes cost (OK, I've got a couple that I spent more than that, but most of them ...).

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    OK... I have no idea what you are saying...
    1. What is the most $$$ you have spent on a bag?
    2. What is the most $$$ you have spent on a bike?
    3. Was cocaine in the bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    Oh, didnt think of that. Thanks for clearing that up. Wonderful. GFY!
    you're welcome.

    btw, this aggression will not stand, man.


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    I'd like to see what the strap situation is like, but overall, I like the style. needs to close securely on the top to be waterproof, and needs solid straps/pads to stay comfortable when riding with heavy loads.

    If I had an income right now, I'd be shopping for a big backpack to carry loads that are too heavy for my messenger bag. Maybe like the roll top ones Chrome makes.
    I like bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    my opinion is more correct than your opinion

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    I would like photos that weren't overly contrasted, and actually showed quality images of usefull features of the bag.
    Not, lets take useless "artsy" photos of our $260 bag.
    I'd also like to know what it is made of.

    And to whoever said waxed canvas is waterproof, do your field research. Waxed canvas is highly water resistant, but that is nothing to any decent rain storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakerock View Post
    3. Was cocaine in the bag?
    There damn well better be for $260 of mystery product made by some random hipster company.

    Wait. The second to last word guarantees there is cocaine in the bag.

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa.

    That site lists Panther T-Shirts for only $160.

    http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Diet...irt_12172.html


    I don't want anyone to miss out on such an opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeftech View Post
    And to whoever said waxed canvas is waterproof, do your field research. Waxed canvas is highly water resistant, but that is nothing to any decent rain storm.
    I agree with you, completely wrong choice of words on my part, but some are more resistant than others some of the polyester ones claim water proof,
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    I'm going to be on the lookout for people wearing that bag.
    I plan to pickpocket them, then to not run away.
    Profitable and entertaining.

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