Galfromdownunder 3-in-1 Reversible Traffic Cone Bag TM
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Put it in reverse and let's party! The idea is to be more visible on the bike, even if you're wearing black (as NYers love to do), and have a simple, compressible bag you can almost wear as clothing. Heading towards the Unisphere in Queens, NY, on a Weekday Cyclists ride.

Put it in reverse and let's party! The idea is to be more visible on the bike, even if you're wearing black (as NYers love to do), and have a simple, compressible bag you can almost wear as clothing. Heading towards the Unisphere in Queens, NY, on a Weekday Cyclists ride.
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Heading up to through the dunes of Provincetown, Cape Cod, 2009.

Heading up to through the dunes of Provincetown, Cape Cod, 2009.
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When traveling, why not use the same bag for cruising around the city? The TCB in city mode.

When traveling, why not use the same bag for cruising around the city? The TCB in city mode.
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And if you really need to go to town, you can. Pictured at the Standard Hotel lobby, NYC

And if you really need to go to town, you can. Pictured at the Standard Hotel lobby, NYC
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Two sizes available as of November 2009: Guyfromdownunder (left) 15" wide, 3/4" wide straps; and the original Galfromdownunder (right) 13" wide, 1/2" straps. The black outer pocket on the Guy holds the New York Times unfolded - or a large X-ray envelope. The Gal version holds a standard magazine or manila folder.

Two sizes available as of November 2009: Guyfromdownunder (left) 15" wide, 3/4" wide straps; and the original Galfromdownunder (right) 13" wide, 1/2" straps. The black outer pocket on the Guy holds the New York Times unfolded - or a large X-ray envelope. The Gal version holds a standard magazine or manila folder.
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Put it in reverse and let's ride! Guy (18" deep) holds the bigger water bottles - even a big Sprite bottle. Gal (17" deep) holds standard bike water bottles. Bags depth keeps bike jersey pockets accessible.

Put it in reverse and let's ride! Guy (18" deep) holds the bigger water bottles - even a big Sprite bottle. Gal (17" deep) holds standard bike water bottles. Bags depth keeps bike jersey pockets accessible.
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What size? Gal (smaller) version in city mode as modeled by the 5-foot-nothing, 95 lb Galfromdownunder.

What size? Gal (smaller) version in city mode as modeled by the 5-foot-nothing, 95 lb Galfromdownunder.
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The larger, 15" wide Guyfromdownunder version - I actually use the small one inside the big one - when I need to carry extra stuff I pull the inside one out and wear both!

The larger, 15" wide Guyfromdownunder version - I actually use the small one inside the big one - when I need to carry extra stuff I pull the inside one out and wear both!
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But wait! There's more! "Musette mode" - the third of the 3-in-1 configurations. See the demo video to see how it's done - a bit hard to explain here.

But wait! There's more! "Musette mode" - the third of the 3-in-1 configurations. See the demo video to see how it's done - a bit hard to explain here.
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Musette mode - when you turn the black pocket inside out instead of the main compartment, hardware disappears and you get this neat little shoulder bag - to tickle the topologist in you.

Musette mode - when you turn the black pocket inside out instead of the main compartment, hardware disappears and you get this neat little shoulder bag - to tickle the topologist in you.
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"It's a man bag!" says Robet AM Stern architect (and brevet rider) Danny Chiang, modeling the bag in Musette mode.

"It's a man bag!" says Robet AM Stern architect (and brevet rider) Danny Chiang, modeling the bag in Musette mode.
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Of course you can simply unclip both straps and make a large shoulder tote - orange or black. Simply clip the snap hooks together.

Of course you can simply unclip both straps and make a large shoulder tote - orange or black. Simply clip the snap hooks together.
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The 2.2 oz Taslan fabric is water+abrasion resistent yet dressy - not ripstop nylon or gymbag material. The TCB takes you from the saddle to the Sofitel.

The 2.2 oz Taslan fabric is water+abrasion resistent yet dressy - not ripstop nylon or gymbag material. The TCB takes you from the saddle to the Sofitel.
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The Guy bag has a simple snap closure - a new experiment for November 2009. This can be easily removed if you don't use it. But you might.

The Guy bag has a simple snap closure - a new experiment for November 2009. This can be easily removed if you don't use it. But you might.
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The TCB Unclipped. showing snaphooks and d-rings ready to reverse. One size strap fits most - and you can still reach into your jersey pockets.

The TCB Unclipped. showing snaphooks and d-rings ready to reverse. One size strap fits most - and you can still reach into your jersey pockets.
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The snug waterbottle fit. Or use it for your wet mini umbrella when you step into a store. Or your glasses case. Or ...

The snug waterbottle fit. Or use it for your wet mini umbrella when you step into a store. Or your glasses case. Or ...
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Attach a blinky light to the elastic loop and it lights up the whole bag. I like the relatively inexpensive, Planet Bike SuperFlash in strobe mode for this.

Attach a blinky light to the elastic loop and it lights up the whole bag. I like the relatively inexpensive, Planet Bike SuperFlash in strobe mode for this.
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New for June 2009: a simple elastic loop to hang a blinky light off for night time riding. Or your keys using a carabiner. The fabric is ANSI standard, neon orange, water-resistant, coated polyester.

New for June 2009: a simple elastic loop to hang a blinky light off for night time riding. Or your keys using a carabiner. The fabric is ANSI standard, neon orange, water-resistant, coated polyester.
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I like to attach extra things like keys to the side loops using a carabiner.

I like to attach extra things like keys to the side loops using a carabiner.
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Security feature - unclip the snaphook and secure the bag around the leg of a chair. No grab and runs! If you're super tall or have a chest like Arnie, you can lengthen the straps by adding your own carabiner or other clip here.

Security feature - unclip the snaphook and secure the bag around the leg of a chair. No grab and runs! If you're super tall or have a chest like Arnie, you can lengthen the straps by adding your own carabiner or other clip here.
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Speaking of security, Linda Donovon wearing the TCB in wine tasting mode, with the pocket against her back. I often keep my cellphone down the bottom of the black pocket and wear it this way.

Speaking of security, Linda Donovon wearing the TCB in wine tasting mode, with the pocket against her back. I often keep my cellphone down the bottom of the black pocket and wear it this way.
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'Musette' mode. Doubling the straps over and clipping to the small loops at the sides lets you carry it close to your body.

'Musette' mode. Doubling the straps over and clipping to the small loops at the sides lets you carry it close to your body.
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At a pinch, you can carry your notebook/netbook in it. I use a simple bubblewrap envelope as a sleeve and slip my 12" Powerbook inside. Ultra low budget and ultralight.

At a pinch, you can carry your notebook/netbook in it. I use a simple bubblewrap envelope as a sleeve and slip my 12" Powerbook inside. Ultra low budget and ultralight.
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Shooting off the bike with a TCB Scotchlit using optional "Lightweights" ...

Shooting off the bike with a TCB Scotchlit using optional "Lightweights" ...
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An earlier, pocketless TCB with optional "Lightweights" reflectors applied - to helmet also. See http://www.galfromdownunder.com/tcb for more about Lightweights

An earlier, pocketless TCB with optional "Lightweights" reflectors applied - to helmet also. See http://www.galfromdownunder.com/tcb for more about Lightweights
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A simple bag with detachable straps like the TCB is so useful. You can sling it over your handlebars as a simple carrier.

A simple bag with detachable straps like the TCB is so useful. You can sling it over your handlebars as a simple carrier.
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Heading into the hidden Arizona sun. Photo by Andrejs Ozolins

Heading into the hidden Arizona sun. Photo by Andrejs Ozolins
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The Galfromdownunder Traffic Cone Bag in action, on Arizona Desert Camp 2009. http://www.bikefriday.com/desertcamp09

The Galfromdownunder Traffic Cone Bag in action, on Arizona Desert Camp 2009. http://www.bikefriday.com/desertcamp09
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The Galfromdownunder Traffic Cone Bag in action, on Arizona Desert Camp 2009. http://www.bikefriday.com/desertcamp09

The Galfromdownunder Traffic Cone Bag in action, on Arizona Desert Camp 2009. http://www.bikefriday.com/desertcamp09
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Linda Donovon rides into Tombstone, Desert Camp 2009.

Linda Donovon rides into Tombstone, Desert Camp 2009.
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YES, it's even useful for guys. Ben Blum looking louder in TCB orange than his yellow Friday

YES, it's even useful for guys. Ben Blum looking louder in TCB orange than his yellow Friday
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"I didn't even touch the brakes." Thank heavens you could spot her a mile down the road! Bobbi Kamil on Mule Pass, Bike Friday Desert Camp 09.

"I didn't even touch the brakes." Thank heavens you could spot her a mile down the road! Bobbi Kamil on Mule Pass, Bike Friday Desert Camp 09.
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Caroline Fu worked for Calvin Klein, Tracey Reese, Baby Phat, and made clothes for Denzel Washington and Hilary Clinton. She took on my project because she likes "individuals making good ideas happen". Read about her at the TCB main webpage. She welcomes other projects! Caroline Fu Design, 265 West 37 St, 10th Floor, Suite 10W, New York, NY, 10018. Phone (212) 278-8830, 917) 660-4673 (cell)

Caroline Fu worked for Calvin Klein, Tracey Reese, Baby Phat, and made clothes for Denzel Washington and Hilary Clinton. She took on my project because she likes "individuals making good ideas happen". Read about her at the TCB main webpage. She welcomes other projects! Caroline Fu Design, 265 West 37 St, 10th Floor, Suite 10W, New York, NY, 10018. Phone (212) 278-8830, 917) 660-4673 (cell)
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"New York, New York, if I can make it there, why make it elsewhere?" You're stimulating NY's famous but flagging garment district, and thus the local economy, and keeping me in tofu and bananas for a week, by buying this bag. Win, win, win.

"New York, New York, if I can make it there, why make it elsewhere?" You're stimulating NY's famous but flagging garment district, and thus the local economy, and keeping me in tofu and bananas for a week, by buying this bag. Win, win, win.