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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Backpacks Dangerous or useful?

As I ride too work every day wearing my back pack that normaly holds my tool box for work, I cant stop thinking how bad it would be if I was too get in an accident and land right on my back while wearing my full backpack.
The main reason I wear one is b/c I cant find a tank bag or other such items that will fit my gear for work. Not too mention having them stolen off my bike. I was thinking about trying too strap down my box too the back, but as silly as it sounds if I was too lose my tool box there are alot of important work related items I can not lose. As it is difficult too get get them again.

Just wondering what your thoughts are?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 10:03 PM
 
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i wear a backpack everyday to class.. i dunno.. i could only imagine my backpack as being armor, the books and folders protecting my back

but thats just what i think, i dont like wearing it.. but, i'm on a bike, it's not like i can put my books on the passenger seat. i do what i can and try not to crash and find out how safe a back pack really is as always it's just my
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Depends on what's in the backpak...if there's anything sharp, that could be a problem...you might want to consider buying a plated back protector...just in case..

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phatkidwit1eye,

I take it that you can't leave your tools at work, is that correct?

Have you tried a tailpack or even a topbox?

I can't help thinking that carrying tools in a back pack could be dangerous as I'm sure there's sharp stuff in there.

When I started riding I used a racksack to, but I found the weight too much and worried about what would happen if I fell off. I bought a tank bag which is great, but difficult to carry off the bike as it's an odd shape for a racksack.
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Holy shit, who started this thread? I seem to recall him from somewhere, but it's been so long I can't seem to place him

Anyway, I wear mine alot, and never pay it much mind. I do sometimes worry though when I ride around with my un-sheethed knife collection in it.

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I think your concerns are well founded. A magnetic tank or tailbag might be in order. Possibly a good heavy duty bungee net for your existing bag would work. Those can be hard on paint over time, but some strategically placed clear vinyl tape can protect the paint and be removed at any time. Just some thoughts.

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1 -How heavy is the tool box, or back pack with all your stuff in it? 2 -Dimensions?
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 06:06 AM
 
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I think this,

http://www.kneedraggers.com/index.php?partno=35-DA-9

is a real good idea.
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when i do longer rides i always wear a back pack and it never really bothers me. It's kind of funny because my jacket seems to catch the wind a lot more than my backpack. anyways back to your problem/situation. Depending on the amount of tools you have i found a tank bag that is expandable and comes with a strap to carry it when not on the bike. I used it when i was at school and it looks similar to what everyone else was carry around. not that looks really matter but it was pretty comfy and really worked well while riding or walking around. i will try to find a web site that has it. IMO i would really avoid putting a bunch of tools on your back....pretty dangerous it you ask me.

the backpack on midlife's post is pretty sweet might have to pick one of those up for next season.
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this isn't exactly it but its really similar.

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...em=MAR_RM-3301

you should look at the rest of the bags there could be something useful there

hope this helps
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