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Shoulder pain caused by messenger bag?

Take a look at your riding position. When I was much younger (about 10-12 years ago) I used a messenger pack all the time while in an aggressive riding position (e.g., track bike / road bike) . In ...
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Shoulder pain caused by messenger bag?

You may want to use a cross strap if you have one (a strap that goes over the chest) to help stabilize the bag, and play with where the messenger bag sits. The width of the bag's strap also can have ...
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Why don't couriers use rear racks?

A big reason to use panniers around town is that it keeps you from getting a sweaty back on a commute. If you're dashing around a city all day couriering you'll get sweaty with our without a backpack, ...
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Shoulder pain caused by messenger bag?

Is it one of those bags that go on only 1 shoulder? I've delivered news papers in England for 6 years, our bags would be close to 10 pounds on a sunday. I found that my shoulder hurt a lot after a ...
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Why don't couriers use rear racks?

IMHO important criteria are: will the courier be leaving the bike unattended for delivery? E.g. the Pizza courier who has to go up the stairs to the flat where the Pizza was ordered vs delivery goes ...
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Why don't couriers use rear racks?

As a food delivery rider for Deliveroo .. here're some reasons why I used to do it: 1) Speed and time saving I can just dismount and move off to customer immediately I can pack/unpack my food while ...
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Why do cyclists prefer messenger bags over backpacks?

I think for many of today's commuters, it's about fashion. The messenger bag may be a better choice for the frequent stopper. Perhaps, stopping, entering a business and needing quick access to the bag,...
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Why don't couriers use rear racks?

There are a few reasons I can think of: When carrying heavy loads on the rear rack this will increase your risk of pinch flat/snake bites on the rear tire. the rear tire is already more susceptible ...
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Shoulder pain caused by messenger bag?

Yeah, they cause major problems. I used a Chrome bag like pictured here for a while while walking around/commuting on subways in New York. Caused so much damage that I am still recovering from a ...
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Why do cyclists prefer messenger bags over backpacks?

There are several reasons. Firstly, while walking it's slightly more comfortable to carry a lot of weight on a backpack than on a messenger bag, when cycling it's always good idea to put the heaviest ...
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Why do cyclists prefer messenger bags over backpacks?

Noone's suggested neither as a practical answer. Personally I keep spare clothes and shoes at work. My tools stay on the bike's frame, as does water. If I'm carrying anything its generally small ...
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What are the pros and cons of panniers vs messenger bags?

I bought an Arkel Pannier (Signature H Urban Pannier series) and it doesnt need specific racks but you can put it on with hooks on your existing rack. I was faced with the same issues as you but the ...
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