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Old 06-29-08, 01:19 AM
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I would recommend the Seagull black bag. Huge, waterproof and only $95 (at least when I bought mine).
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Old 06-29-08, 03:29 AM
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A good backpack would be better.
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Old 06-29-08, 02:30 PM
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If you want to try out a mess bag check out steep and cheap every once in a while because they will have a large (XL?) Timbuk2 up for $35 or something cheap like that.
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Old 06-29-08, 04:09 PM
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are you talking about riding to school with your books in it or using it like a purse like most people??
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Old 06-29-08, 05:00 PM
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No one uses a back pack as a purse.
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Originally Posted by queerpunk View Post
if it's a bike bag, hey? why not?

if it's an all purpose bag - and you might be walking around carrying it a whole bunch - it will strain your shoulder, since it puts weight on only one (and it's meant to be supported by your back while in a semi-horizontal position). it gets pretty ****in' uncomfy walking around or being upright with a messbag.
I think this is your one good reason. I carried a messenger bag through college (Timbuktu style) and law school (BaileyWorks and PAC) and now have nerve damage in my left shoulder so my left hand is constantly tingly and numb. I recommend, and will be buying soon, a two strap bag like REload makes, Freight, or Seagull. Two friends bought the Freight backpack (size medium) and love it. Ive carried it some and liked it and I can put about as much or more in it as my Ultimate PAC.
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I can't see how you'd get nerve damage on something as comfortable as a chrome bag. The padding in the shoulder area and the extra balance straps....

I guess I can see it on cheaper overstressed bags with thin straps.

Spend a little money for something with a good design behind it.
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Old 06-29-08, 05:57 PM
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you shouldnt get a messenger bag cause you have to come the BF to make up your mind for you
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Old 06-29-08, 06:35 PM
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if you have the money u should get one
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Just to chime in:
My Chrome bag is hella comfy when on my bike but if I know I'm gonna be walking or standing longer than I'll be on my bike, and don't absolutely need the cargo space, i leave it at home.
Messenger bags get real uncomfortable if you're not on a bike.
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Originally Posted by 4zn_balla View Post
are you talking about riding to school with your books in it or using it like a purse like most people??
To school on the bike. Books in the bag. Bag on the bike or on my back.
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Originally Posted by capolover View Post
I can't see how you'd get nerve damage on something as comfortable as a chrome bag. The padding in the shoulder area and the extra balance straps....

I guess I can see it on cheaper overstressed bags with thin straps.

Spend a little money for something with a good design behind it.
I'm not sure if you are saying that BaileyWorks or PAC bags have bad construction - from my experience between them and Chrome bags, PAC, then BaileyWorks, then some others, then Chrome. Strap padding isn't the issue. If the weight isn't balanced properly, it puts too much pressure in one place. That is why messenger bags are for riding, not walking. Unless you are riding in to much of an upright position, the weight should be more distributed on your bag. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has gotten nerve damage and had shoulder problems as a result of messenger bags. That's why you are starting to see an increased popularity in two strap bags made for riding.
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Originally Posted by xunchicrewx View Post
you shouldnt get a messenger bag cause you have to come the BF to make up your mind for you
I can make decisions for myself. (Just don't tell the wife.)
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