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putting a bike in a messenger bag

Old 03-31-10, 07:32 PM
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putting a bike in a messenger bag

So i'll be picking up an old rockhopper soon, and its a bit too far away to walk.

I assume at least a few of you have transported a bike using your messeinger bag. How'd you do it? Strap the whole thing to the bag? or take off the wheels, put those inside and then strap the frame to the outside?

Or is this just a stupid idea and just shouldn't be attempted?
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Old 03-31-10, 08:06 PM
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Get a ride.
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a friend of mine transported a frame that way, not sure how a whole bike would work.
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I've done it a few times, but you need a rear rack and rope (and maybe some bungees, as well). take the wheels off and strap them to the rack however it works, and strap the frame to your back with the messenger back (not IN it).
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Old 03-31-10, 08:43 PM
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maybe something similar to this https://vimeo.com/9561979
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It's possible.... I helped my friend cram an entire coltello in/ on his messenger bag... I forgot his bag brand brand tho.... and I should've took pictures too if the reason we did it wasnt so impromptu....

He had a very big bag tho; a larger than a chrome kremlin; he had these extender straps that went to the flap buckles that we used to secure the frame with.

The wheelset went inside and the frame and everything else went on the outside with the protrusions from the hubs going sticking out inside the space between the top and down tube of the frame.

We tied down the frame upside down with the help of the extender straps and some rope that went all teh way around the bag; the headset faced down so it wouldn't nail my friend in the head while riding. Denting the frame with drops during transport wasn't a problem for us as he had risers so the fork would just spin 360.. but if you had drops I would definitely suggest removing them especially if you had an aluminum frame....
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Old 03-31-10, 08:55 PM
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Get a car, hippie.
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Old 03-31-10, 08:58 PM
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yea take the wheels off, maybe handlebars as well, stack it in the bag, hope it fits
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Old 03-31-10, 09:04 PM
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I did this with a relatively small Dueter 22L backpack. The bottom unzips, so I stuck the frame through it and used the compression straps and old toe straps to secure everything down. Watch out when u ride like this, I almost scratched the hell out of a car as the forks were sticking out. PIC:

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I have lost track of how many times i have done this... my best was when (as I posted in another topic) hauled 2 full bikes, wheels still on, on my back with my bag... I have also done a sink and a computer and monitor... and by the time im 40 ill be in a wheelchair due to back problems LOL! Basically if you really want to just get creative. also Parachute cord/old tubes are your best friend!
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Old 04-01-10, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by 16v View Post
So i'll be picking up an old rockhopper soon, and its a bit too far away to walk.

I assume at least a few of you have transported a bike using your messeinger bag. How'd you do it? Strap the whole thing to the bag? or take off the wheels, put those inside and then strap the frame to the outside?

Or is this just a stupid idea and just shouldn't be attempted?
The latter.

Geez, man. Just ask a friend to give you a ride and buy them a coffee or lunch or something.
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Old 04-01-10, 04:28 AM
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none of my friends own cars... we do it all by bike... Though now some have cargo bikes and or trailers and I'm building a trailer bike too now... And no Im not a hippie...
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Old 04-01-10, 04:32 AM
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... And no Im not a hippie...
Are you sure? I could swear I smell patchouli...
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Old 04-01-10, 06:26 AM
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Are you sure? I could swear I smell patchouli...
nah thats just the smell of biking for 5 hours...

I sold my car years ago to get $$ to build my bike and just never went back... even building new bikes all the time its still cheaper than a car.
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Old 04-01-10, 06:43 AM
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And no Im not a hippie...
Don't be ashamed .
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whoo i like! but $240!! man..
I haven't transported a whole bike but I got two ropes, tied one rope's end to the headtube and the 2nd rope's end to the BBshell, wraped them around like u would a messenger bag and carried a frame that way. I guess if u have additional ropes u can take off the wheels and secure them to the frame that way too so u'll carry the whole bike. That's the ghetto alternative works well tho.
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Take a bus (or cab) there and ride the Rockhopper back.
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Old 04-01-10, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by indiglow View Post
I did this with a relatively small Dueter 22L backpack. The bottom unzips, so I stuck the frame through it and used the compression straps and old toe straps to secure everything down. Watch out when u ride like this, I almost scratched the hell out of a car as the forks were sticking out. PIC:

Sick ass samson dude
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Old 04-02-10, 07:24 AM
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Sick ass samson dude
Haha, thanks! Buildwise its actually not too different from your orange Panasonic, AND we are now Velospace bike friends.
Anyway, not to **** up the thread, but here is a recent pic
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