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Old 09-18-05, 02:24 AM
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How does this look on me?

Hey, I know this is probably not the place to ask and if it is please feel free to move it to the proper board but I having some issues as to how my bag fits or should be fitting. I've included a pic, Right now Ive got the Chrome Metropolis but im wondering if I should have gotten something smaller?

Im about 5'8 or 5'9..


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Old 09-18-05, 06:14 AM
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I have honestly never seen someone wearing a messenger bag so I can't give you an experienced opinion. Do you need to carry a lot of stuff? Is it comfortable loaded? It doesn't make you look like a lard a$$ or Quasimodo, if that is what you are worried about.
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Old 09-18-05, 07:17 AM
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I can't believe you CARE.
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It looks like you're wearing a slanted backpack Looking at the Chrome site (I'm assuming your bag's a Chrome) it looks like they are designed to ride that way. Is it comfortable? Does it make you feel unsteady on the bike? The answers to those questions will tell you if you need to exchange or not. Good luck and be safe!
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Old 09-18-05, 08:03 AM
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it looks fine, the important thing like everyone said is that it's comfortable, i've never had a chrome bag but do they have a padded strap? i had my timbuk2 for years without a padded strap and one day walking through nyc with a load of books in my bag i decided to stop at a bag shop that had timbuk2 and buy a strap pad, i couldn't be me thankful, i never felt uncomfortable without it but with it, oh buddy is it nice
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Old 09-18-05, 09:21 AM
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I wear my timbuk2 lower so the weight is more on my hips. In fact, just high enough to clear the seat when I slip on and off at stops.

I don't think there are any rules about this. Find a snug place where it doesn't slide around. If it works for you, that's cool.
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Old 09-18-05, 09:25 AM
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Just put some meat on those shoulders and you won't need the strap pad.

Maybe its just me but the grungier look goes well with a messenger bag but the tight spandex thing goes well with a backpack. I'm a little from column A, a little from column B.
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Old 09-18-05, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by secondimpact
Hey, I know this is probably not the place to ask and if it is please feel free to move it to the proper board but I having some issues as to how my bag fits or should be fitting. I've included a pic, Right now Ive got the Chrome Metropolis but im wondering if I should have gotten something smaller?
Im about 5'8 or 5'9..

Don't sweat the size as long as it carries what you need. I have a large timbuk2 bag that I use for groceries, laundry, and as my suitcase when I travel.

If it works it works. You'll know it's too big if it's empty all of the time. For me it works out realy well because I either need to carry a ton of crap, or everything fits in jersey pockets.
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Old 09-18-05, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by michaelnel
I can't believe you CARE.
The truth is...no matter what people say...nobody looks all that good wearing one of those...or any other bike gear for that matter.
Take bike helmets for example. Show me one person who really looks good in one of those things...I mean really! (If you are thinking of sending me a link to www.bikerbabesofthe21stcentury.com please don't)
Back packs and messenger bags are the same. It's not a fashion statement...or is it???
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Old 09-18-05, 01:35 PM
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It's hard to tell from your pictures; you should be wearing it pretty high on your back. I generally tighten the strap till it doesn't move up anymore. It will feel quite snug if you've got a lot of stuff in it. The only time I don't wear it like that is if there's something sharp poking me in the back.

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Old 09-18-05, 02:58 PM
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I dunno, I think it makes you look a little fat. Maybe something with vertical stripes?
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Old 09-18-05, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by lilHinault
I dunno, I think it makes you look a little fat. Maybe something with vertical stripes?

I think milk just came out of my nose
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Honestly it looks a little uncomfortable. Have you tried using it on your bike yet? I think that would be the real test.
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Old 09-18-05, 03:59 PM
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that looks about right. chrome tends to ride a bit high on the back compared to other bags.
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Old 09-18-05, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gew0419
The truth is...no matter what people say...nobody looks all that good wearing one of those...or any other bike gear for that matter.
Take bike helmets for example. Show me one person who really looks good in one of those things...I mean really! (If you are thinking of sending me a link to www.bikerbabesofthe21stcentury.com please don't)
Back packs and messenger bags are the same. It's not a fashion statement...or is it???
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Old 09-18-05, 08:58 PM
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It looks about right. My Chrome bag feels most comfy when it's perfectly centered on my back, both vertically and horizontally. The bottom corner of the bag is normally right in the center of the small of my back. I generally don't use the stabilizer strap, by the way -- in my experience, the bag actually stays put better without it.

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Old 09-18-05, 10:52 PM
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I'm more concerned with the shorts.
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You are asking a bunch of mostly men about how your bag looks?

Why don't you ask the person taking the picture.

I'm more concerned about the pictures on your wall? Lara Croft, porsches and semi-nude women...buddy, the bag is fine, get out there and ride. Breathe some fresh air...

Don't sweat the bag. If it fits, where it.
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Originally Posted by Wind 'N Snow
You are asking a bunch of mostly men about how your bag looks?

Why don't you ask the person taking the picture.

I'm more concerned about the pictures on your wall? Lara Croft, porsches and semi-nude women...buddy, the bag is fine, get out there and ride. Breathe some fresh air...

Don't sweat the bag. If it fits, where it.

Heh, I dont really live there anymore. I live in Los Angeles now, thats kind of my "childhood" room. So I just kind of kept it there. I was just concerned if I was wearing the bag the right way etc. But yeah youre right. If it fits, wear it. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-05, 11:50 PM
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Where it in health, man. Mind the straps though. You don't want them whipping around or some yahoo in a truck grabbing them and you!
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I did mean wear it. Sorry about the incontenant spelling. I gotta clean up.
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Old 09-18-05, 11:55 PM
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I just thought about it but my room kind of looks like something out of the 40 Year Old Virgin.
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It's a good fit man.

I have a Timbuk2 that's right about that size, and I'm 5'8" myself (I like claiming to be 5'9", but I'm about 3/4" too short for that to be true).

Just remember to put hard objects towards the flap, and softer objects towarsd your back if possible. I dunno about your bag, but the front pocket in my bag is just the right size for my u-lock...so that's one less hard object to rattle around in there.

I've been thinking of getting a really small Chrome bag for a while, or one of those "han solos" from dank, just for putzing around town.
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I'd say it looks like you should clean your apartment.
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Originally Posted by secondimpact
I just thought about it but my room kind of looks like something out of the 40 Year Old Virgin.
lol! Arrrgh! (talk like a pirate day, billy! arrr!)
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