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Old 02-06-06, 11:57 PM
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freight baggage props

as some of you know who read my post regarding thieves at my work place
i mentioned that my new freight bag was vandalized at my work.
well i sent it to travis at freight and he fixed it in like one day and emailed
me to say that it was shipped out today.
i think that he was really cool to do this so fast,and was very nice and
understanding to my crappy luck at work. i want to reccomend him
personally for anyone who is looking for a great bag, with good
customer service.
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Old 02-07-06, 12:12 AM
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...this guy got a website up yet?

Or does anyone have any pics of a Freight?
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Old 02-07-06, 01:15 AM
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Yeah, here's mine. I've used it a few times now, and I'm getting better each time. I can strip the frame and pack everything up in about 20 minutes.

It's small, really really small. That tire is deflated. With air, the top bulges (which is fine).


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Old 02-07-06, 02:09 AM
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oh yeah, Travis from Freight is really cool. I got a bunch of top tubes from him just recently. Though it took him a little while, he apologized and offered to make me a free one just for the delay. He'll almost customized it for you if you ask.
anyway, yes you'll definitely get quality and great customer service if you went to him. PM me if you want his contact info.
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Old 02-07-06, 06:54 AM
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I really like my Freight bag. Here is a PDF that Travis sent me with some details/prices:


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Thanks for posting the catalog!
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Old 02-07-06, 08:21 AM
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whoa that backpack is TONAR
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For those of you that use Freight travel bags, how much of a pain is it to have to reinstall the fork/headset every time? I need to travel with my bike a couple times before I'll have the means to get a frame with S&S couplers, so I'd like to know how feasible it is for me to have to remove the fork every time I pack my bike...

edit: I'm a wrench, so I obviously know how to install a headset, I'm just wondering why people would bother doing that considering you'd have to regrease and dial it in every freaking time you put it back together.
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Old 02-07-06, 08:44 AM
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its not that bad to take it completely apart everytime. That bag has plenty of support and also you don't have to worry about airline charging you. When I used it to go to cali, the airline people didn't even bat an eye.
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Old 02-07-06, 08:46 AM
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Did you do anything to protect the frame and fork tubes, hub axles, your handlebars, crankset, etc etc? Also, how much was yours Wangster? Is it the standard size shown there?
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I think its a standard size. I don't own one, but I used trackstars. I bought pipe insulation and put them on all the tubes as and extra precaution and to keep things from scratching each other. There's plenty of extra room for shoes and tools and such, but handle bars probably have to be carried seperately.

I think they are $450, but don't quote me on that, give them a call.
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The flight cases are in the neighborhood of $275. I just got mine a few weeks ago and am itching to use it!

I might be interested in buying one of his mess bags, but first I'd like to see some photos of the inside, the strap, etc. Anybody care to share?
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Originally Posted by stickyfoot
I might be interested in buying one of his mess bags, but first I'd like to see some photos of the inside, the strap, etc. Anybody care to share?
Yeah, ditto.
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Old 02-07-06, 10:17 AM
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I've seen one up close and personal - when Judah was staying at mine. I was astonished to see that a 54.5 frame and everything else fit into such a small bag. It's amazingly compact and when you see it, you swear there's no way you can fit a whole bike in there. Granted, some things stick out a bit, but padded well with insulating/foam tubing and some rags/shirts/clothes even, and it's pretty cool.

The quality seems pretty good - on par with most bags of that ilk. Heavy duty stitching, cordura all round. It's a pretty simple bag in some respects and it looks so from the outside. Minimal. The top straps/handles are long enough to fit on your shoulder so you can carry the bag like that as opposed to carrying it briefcase like.
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Old 02-07-06, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by stickyfoot
I might be interested in buying one of his mess bags, but first I'd like to see some photos of the inside, the strap, etc. Anybody care to share?
I can try to take some later on tonight.
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Dope.
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Old 02-07-06, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 12XU
For those of you that use Freight travel bags, how much of a pain is it to have to reinstall the fork/headset every time? I need to travel with my bike a couple times before I'll have the means to get a frame with S&S couplers, so I'd like to know how feasible it is for me to have to remove the fork every time I pack my bike...

edit: I'm a wrench, so I obviously know how to install a headset, I'm just wondering why people would bother doing that considering you'd have to regrease and dial it in every freaking time you put it back together.

Why do you have to remove the headset?
Taking the fork off and on would take 5 mins max.
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I don't use any additional padding when I pack my bike. I leave the axles in the hubs. I put the frame in upside-down, drop the fork, crankarms, and pedals in through the rear triangle, and squeeze the drops down the side firmly against the (inflated) tires. It is a very snug fit, but everything fits. I should've snapped a photo before I unpacked it the other day. I also throw my tools in there.

It should only take you a minute or two to get your headset adjusted properly when reassembling. And, like hyperRevue said, you don't need to remove the headset itself, whether threaded or headset (I've travelled with both).
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I just ordered one of these at about 1/2 the price.
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I'd be worried about the lack of stiffness. The freight baggage has hard plastic side inserts that make it very stiff, and then thick, dense padding on the inside. I'm sure my frame would be fine if someone kicked or rolled the case down a staircase. There's also the quesiton of whether the GroundEffect case would fit within the checked baggage allowance, since it's close to 80 linear inches, whereas the freight baggage is only 68 (just over the standard 62). There's little point in flying with it if you have to pay $50-80 each way.
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Originally Posted by jrowe
There's little point in flying with it if you have to pay $50-80 each way.
D'oh! Well, I talked to two people that regularly fly their mtb's with them
without incident, so I think it's worth a try. Plus I'm very intrigued with
the idea of being able to fold it into my messenger bag and ride from
the airport.
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Old 02-07-06, 11:42 AM
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i think what the OP post was asking about removing the headset in the idea of taking off a threaded fork, but even at that with a bag that will carry a bike you should be able to carry the wrenches for the headset along with it. i wouldnt think it would be any more trouble than a threadless sans having a few more tools to carry.

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damn, i dont know where my mind went but i remember that being talked about somewhere but it definitely wasnt the op. well whatever.

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Old 02-07-06, 11:56 AM
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I carried the freight bag from t* to home on my back, strapped to my mess bag. It was during the strike so I proved that the MTA is totally usesless to me, but my back did hurt when I got home cuz of the headwind making the case like a anti-spoiler.

The freight bag will hold up to quite a bit of abuse. A little of the plastic was broken on the trip home, because f***ing delta people are idiots, but the bike was fine. I crammed a lot of stuff into that bag and nothing was scratched or dented.
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So, some photos.



The flat dimensions are 25" across the top, 16" top to bottom, and 16" across at the narrowest part of the base.



This is the inside of the bag.



Front flap stash/pie/pump pocket. Here you can see one of my two beefs with this bag; the Freight patch (and it is a great logo) was sewn on last, and is sewn through the front flap and the pocket, effectively sealing off a quarter of the pocket's length. If I really cared that much, I would just take the patch off, solving the problem.



The interior document pocket is huge. It stretches the entire length of the front panel of the bag.



My favorite thing about the Freight is the way the shoudler strap is attached. Rather than being sewn on to the side of the bag, it is sewn onto the back, facing away. When you're wearing it, this means that the strap has a natural tendency to wrap the bag around you, while keeping the corners from poking into your back or shoulders.

My other beef with the bag was that the waist strap it came with was too short to be useful. I am a small guy (5'9", 135lbs) and I could only get the strap around my waist when the bag was completely empty. It took about 10 minutes to sew a longer strap and an extra little buckle on, but it was still a pain in the ass. I'm used to a stabilizer strap, so I attached it back on that way rather than as a waist strap. I'm sure he could make it either way for you.



Insanely beefy closures.



The adjustment buckle is simple to use and can be lengthened or shortened easily with one hand.



When stuffed to the max with pillows, there is still a lot of extra strap left over. The straps are attached to the flap, rather than the base of the bag, so they can be easily tucked inside the bag if they're not being used.



While I can't really say what the 6-Pack Capacity© (6PC) is, I would put the Adorable Kitten Capacity© (AKC) at around 10. Maybe more, maybe less... they get squirmy if you try and pack them too tight.

Anyway, I hope this helps.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that this is a size medium.
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travis made us custom back packs with a extra cube bag inside to hold video or photo cameras. kinda like a false bottom bag. can put a ton of stuff in the main area on top of the cube. has straps to hold tripod, etc, super long straps to close the bag if your carring something big, like a bike or person. built so tuff, clearly built by a messenger for messengers.

Also have a bike box. one of the first prototypes. have flown with it 14 times. can't imagine life without it. like a cell phone, or ipod.
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