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Old 10-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I wear a backpack everyday for commuting, but that's less than 10 miles each way. For longer trips I prefer a tankbag and tailpack. It's not so much having something on my back, or any discomfort the shoulder straps might cause (I barely feel them), it's more the added weight pressing down on your bum that can get a little tiresome.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I've had this old pack since clear back in the early 80's and it has been with me through thick and thin and through all of the same hell I have been through. Back when I was a drinking man I know it will haul two 12 pks of Beer plus have room in the three outside pockets for cigarettes and other munchies. It had a metal frame I took out of it when I first got it to make it into a soft pack. It is an Army Issue Jungle Pack probably dating back at least to the mid 70's, made of heavy duty Nylon and constructed to take a serious beating and survive all weather elements. I've literally lived out of this pack when I was homeless, hauled home groceries with this pack, hauled laundry to get washed and so much more. I would not give up this pack ever and once I get my Triumph Rigid on the road this ole girl will ride again.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I just have a tail bag. I got it when I had a naked bike and I got tired of fighting a backpack and having it shift weight on me, plus, it blocks air on your back when its hot, and I wanted more room.

I got a Tourmaster bag that was soft, and it had the hooks and bungies to attach pretty much any way you can imagine, plus an off-center shoulder strap so it was easy to carry. I can fit a full face helmet in it if that gives you an idea on size. Anything that can't fit a helmet might as well be a tank bag imo.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Do It!

It is fluffy, cute, antipodean and chics are bound to dig it.

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It is fluffy, cute, antipodean and chics are bound to dig it.

Perfect for dogtired to go along with the new Side Car.
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