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Old 06-05-05, 11:01 AM
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Looking for a bag

Starting school tomorrow (!) and I just realized I don't have a way to carry books. Way to go, eh?

I was hoping you guys could recommend a good bag that'd fit on my bike rack, big enough to carry books and a change of clothes simultaneously.
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Old 06-05-05, 11:39 AM
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I use these myself:
https://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...rand=&sku=6796

they've got a handle at the top for carrying around and are pretty easy to take on and off the bike rapidly. I put my books/work/reports/etc in one side and my change of clothes in the other. I tend to stuff a small toolkit in one of the side pockets. Two snaps at the bottom fasten them together. It's a little bulky but I couldn't beat the price ($15 on sale last year) and they seem to have held up well. Sadly they will NOT hold a 12 pack of longnecks each like the last set they replaced. But they will carry a growler with room to spare.
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Old 06-05-05, 03:05 PM
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Get an Arkel Bug. It's a pannier that easily converts into backpack. They're great.
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Old 06-05-05, 06:00 PM
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The Nashbar backpack/pannier works well and its cheap; I have one and reccomend it.
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Old 06-05-05, 06:42 PM
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I have a pair of Blackburns (no link, cause I'm lazy) that have served me well, but are smaller than everything posted here. I got them $15 for a pair...$20 a single but on sale.

They're small, just big enough square to hold a notebook and about 4 inches deep. They also collapse very flat and areodynamic when riding.

That said, I"m eyeing the Nashbar pair for if I ever need to carry a bit more...
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Old 06-05-05, 07:10 PM
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I'll second the recomendation for the Arkel Bug! I got one for my birhtday a week ago and I absolutely love it.
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Old 06-06-05, 04:15 PM
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IF you've got the time and can manage for a bit then cruise e-bay for a bag.
The choice's are enormous there for the patient.
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