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reCycler Dome Messenger Bags

recycler dome messenger bags

Now this is just awesome… When they tore down the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, some bike people got a hold of the fabric used to make the dome. They made a bunch of messenger bags out of the stuff, and now they’re set to release them on Friday, August 7th. If that’s not enough reason to celebrate, Indianapolis home-town filmmaker Burd will be screening Bootleg Sessions III. And get this—the screen will be made from the same recycled material as the bags. Check out Indy Cog for more info.

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  1. christopherAugust 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    thanks for posting this guys!

  2. JammyAugust 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I’ve gotten to check their bags out in person and they are awesome. Is ther an option for a quick cinch strap like chrome or Portland bags have on their strap?

  3. sullyAugust 6, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Can someone bring up the pros of messenger bags? I was amessenger once.I have since tried to cycle with a “messenger bag” it always slid down off my lower back.Ive found a backpack works much better by staying centered by the second shoulder strap. Is this just another acoutrement for Fixie people just like the skinny jeans shorts, also not practical, or a fixie bike. also not practical Photos stuck in spokes? Whats with that? also trendy and lemming-like. Inner city riding demands brakes and gears. Come on people stop being trend robots.Jumping on fads just to be cooler than the next person despite form and function is just plain lame and douchey.This trend has reached the tipping point time to move on to the next one so real commuters and roadies can clean up the mess and repair the damage done by new jack hipster poseurs pissing off motorists.

  4. nhAugust 7, 2009 at 7:37 am

    sully, Its really preference as far as what people use. I like using a messenger bag, but definitely wouldn’t speak ill of someone who prefers a back pack. I think a big benefit of the messenger bag is the large opening. Someone with more knowledge of existing gear can correct me, but I think with messenger bags, you can fit a wider package/cargo than in a backpack with a comparable volume. Another is the flap. The hook and loop interface combined with straps and clips allows the bag to closed effectively even with an oversized load. Also it can be accessed quickly without removing it from one’s body.

    As far as gears are concerned, as a rider of both fixed-gear and geared bicycles and as a “real commuter”, I definitely prefer fixed in the city, especially down town. I like that all I need to do is stop or go. When I stop, I don’t have to put my foot down, I don’t have to worry about what gear I’m in. I don’t have to worry about raking my derailleur across whatever I’m locking to. I also like, and again I speak for myself, the control that I have in low speed situations (the the ones I encounter in city rush hour riding) riding fixed.

    As far as the “photos stuck in spokes,” those are spoke cards. Usually they are acquired through participation in cycling events like allycats. I think its ok to keep them in beyond the event because it sort of advertises that there is an active bicycle community that does things together.

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