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Bike Messenger Job

Old 06-17-04, 08:29 PM
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Bike Messenger Job

I called up a messenger company today and they told me to come in next Monday to start.

I have no idea how it'll go since I've never done it before, but I need a 2nd job and this seems like a decent way to save up for a new bike (I'm thinking of the Specialized Allez Elite or a Cannondale R1000).

I need a water-proof messenger bag now, anyone know a good brand I should get?
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Old 06-17-04, 08:49 PM
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MERTON appears to be our resident bag expert...
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Old 06-17-04, 10:52 PM
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MERTON appears to be our resident bag expert...
tee hee
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Old 06-17-04, 10:59 PM
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i like reload. bailey works has nice stuff too.
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Old 06-17-04, 11:03 PM
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Old 06-18-04, 10:04 AM
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reload owner here. but chrome, and baileyworks make nice stuff too.
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Old 06-18-04, 04:20 PM
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i just picked up a messenger bag today, went to this place in boston called janox mfg. (www.janox.com) got a basic messenger bag, 2 inch wide strap, heavyduty/waterproof material, flap velcros and has clips, it has one inside pocket on the back (stashpocket?) and 3 on the front, one about the size for a notebook, one for a pen, and the end pocket is a waterbottle size. the best part about it is the price, you can't beat 25 bucks. janox seemed to be a buisness suite, filled with tons of material and sewing utensils, and 2 old ladies who spoke broken english. the bag is quality, and you can't beat the price. check them out or call them up, the number is on their webpage.
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Old 06-19-04, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by merztime
reload owner here. but chrome, and baileyworks make nice stuff too.
Hey, thanks for suggestions, I think I'm getting a Chrome bag, I like the way their bags look.
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Old 06-19-04, 07:03 PM
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I had one of those janox bags when I first started. It was ok but it leaked like mad when it really rained out.
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Originally Posted by ultra-g
I called up a messenger company today and they told me to come in next Monday to start.

I have no idea how it'll go since I've never done it before, but I need a 2nd job and this seems like a decent way to save up for a new bike (I'm thinking of the Specialized Allez Elite or a Cannondale R1000).

I need a water-proof messenger bag now, anyone know a good brand I should get?
i'd be interested in hearing how your first day goes. you should post your expereince next week.
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Old 05-09-08, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
i'd be interested in hearing how your first day goes. you should post your expereince next week.

Well, our friend disappeared with his messenger bag almost four years ago since he started this post, but here is a report from a bike messenger that I thought some of you might like to read. (No doubt some of you have read it, and some of you even live it, but some of you new members - like me - might just be curious.)

Enjoy!

https://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/3/19/133129/548
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chrome for shoulder, ortlieb for backpack
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Old 05-09-08, 10:38 AM
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Old 05-09-08, 10:46 AM
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yo...get a manhattan portage to start out with...you saving money right?

matter of fact, don't worry about your bag being waterproof, just make sure it is big enough to hold what you need to...when it rains, you'll likely need to get a heavy duty garbage bag n e ways
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Old 05-09-08, 03:27 PM
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Old 05-09-08, 03:31 PM
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if you need it by monday you had better be buying one locally, doubt that anyone will ship it to you over the weekend unless you pay mad $$ for the shipping
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if you need it by monday you had better be buying one locally, doubt that anyone will ship it to you over the weekend unless you pay mad $$ for the shipping
GUESS WHAT TOOLBAG THIS POST WAS 4 YEARS AGO

damn.
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GUESS WHAT TOOLBAG THIS POST WAS 4 YEARS AGO

damn.
Im not the only one not to check the OP post date, chill ****** bag
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"its not stupid because other people did it too"
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GUESS WHAT TOOLBAG THIS POST WAS 4 YEARS AGO

damn.
damn

you're a f'n tool
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Old 05-09-08, 07:28 PM
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It is pretty funny, though...
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Search the local stores first. I heard Macy's now has Timbuk2's for $35, and steepandcheap.com has had timbuk2's really frequently for $35. Baileys, Crumplers, Chromes, Reloads, whatever; they all cost about $150.

I got really lucky a few years ago (before messenger bags became popular) with a columbia sportswear bag. I know people laugh, but seriously, I still would choose it over a Timbuk2. Has the same strap system as a timbuk2, but it has a much better rear blinky holder (uses a piece of thinner rock climbing rope, easy for the blinky to clip to), and it lies diagonal on your back rather than horizontal. Waterproof too, of course. Plus, has 2 outside pockets, 2 waterbottle holders, a plethora of pen holders, a zippered mesh compartment, padded back, padded compartment inside for delicate items. It was $35. I've had friends ask me if they could have my bag if I ever decide to buy something like a Chrome or Bailey (the two I would probably pick). I doubt I'll ever get rid of this bag.
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