Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-17-09, 05:41 PM   #1
c0urt
moving target
Thread Starter
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
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
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 06:34 PM   #2
bicycle
bike
 
bicycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes: http://velospace.org/node/5653
Posts: 379
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

Last edited by bicycle; 07-17-09 at 06:35 PM. Reason: asdf
bicycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 06:39 PM   #3
Critical Jeff
Permanent Beater Rider
 
Critical Jeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes: Windsor Hour
Posts: 466
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Id rather stick with my $30 backpacks.
Critical Jeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 07:14 PM   #4
c0urt
moving target
Thread Starter
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
oh yeah, ignore the price. just the bag boys and girls
or how would you do it.
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 07:21 PM   #5
ianjk
:)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: duluth
Bikes: '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
Posts: 3,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
would like a chest strap...
ianjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 07:35 PM   #6
djeucalyptus
mediocre member
 
djeucalyptus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: nuevo mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
djeucalyptus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 08:22 PM   #7
Raiden
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central CA
Bikes: Fuji SST, Cotic Roadrat, Bianchi SASS, a bunch of others
Posts: 1,393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Raiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 10:21 PM   #8
c0urt
moving target
Thread Starter
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
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.
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-09, 11:14 PM   #9
jakerock
helmet brake
 
jakerock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: Kilo TT
Posts: 625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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]

Last edited by jakerock; 07-17-09 at 11:19 PM.
jakerock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 12:18 AM   #10
G60
Senior Member
 
G60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: CA
Bikes:
Posts: 545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
G60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 12:21 AM   #11
jakerock
helmet brake
 
jakerock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: Kilo TT
Posts: 625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh, didnt think of that. Thanks for clearing that up. Wonderful. GFY!
jakerock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 11:25 AM   #12
craigcraigcraig
Don't really have a bike.
 
craigcraigcraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 3,368
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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


and
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.
craigcraigcraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 02:19 PM   #13
c0urt
moving target
Thread Starter
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
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.
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 05:35 PM   #14
cavit8
Shiftless bum
 
cavit8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Bikes: Ciocc fixed, Raleigh record winter bike, Bianchi Grizzly SS, Pinarello Surprise, Raleigh Twenty, Bridgestone Picnica, various sundry bits and pieces...
Posts: 2,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
truneo that tuned park internal nipple wrench work ??
cavit8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-09, 05:59 PM   #15
c0urt
moving target
Thread Starter
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
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.
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 02:03 AM   #16
sunburst
Senior Member
 
sunburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal - bay area
Bikes: giant, trek, peugeots, friday
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 ...).
sunburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 02:32 AM   #17
jakerock
helmet brake
 
jakerock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: Kilo TT
Posts: 625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
jakerock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 03:33 PM   #18
G60
Senior Member
 
G60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: CA
Bikes:
Posts: 545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

G60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 03:43 PM   #19
Syncmaster
GO, Mordecai!
 
Syncmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Syncmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 07:54 PM   #20
patrickgh
Senior Member
 
patrickgh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Towson, MD
Bikes: Windsor "The Hour"
Posts: 361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.blackbirdballard.com/Laur...cer_12274.html

that rules.
patrickgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 08:21 PM   #21
beeftech
Senior Member
 
beeftech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn finally.
Bikes: Bianchi San Jose, fixed
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
beeftech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 08:24 PM   #22
beeftech
Senior Member
 
beeftech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn finally.
Bikes: Bianchi San Jose, fixed
Posts: 832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
beeftech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-09, 09:48 PM   #23
Overwhelming
Overwhelming Undertaking?
 
Overwhelming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Overwhelming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-09, 06:08 AM   #24
c0urt
moving target
Thread Starter
 
c0urt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: birmingham, al
Bikes: a masi speciale, and a kuota k-factor.
Posts: 2,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
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,
c0urt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-09, 06:27 AM   #25
Metzinger
Primate
 
Metzinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: gone
Bikes: Concorde Columbus SL, Rocky Mountain Edge, Sparta stadfiets
Posts: 2,582
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Metzinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:17 PM.