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Old 03-20-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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Question Bicycling with laptop: 1)tough/rugged case/bag 2)Tips

I am looking on purchasing a laptop (probably a 15.4 inch widescreen Dell Inspiron 6000, or possibly a 17 inch Widescreen). My main mode of transportation is the bicycle.

I am looking on getting a case or bag that would fully protect the laptop from any bumps (e.g. when the bag on my back swings to one side and hits a pedestrian or a lamp-post/telephone post). and from any falls that I might take. I would like a heavy-duty case. Weight is no issue. If it's heavy, it's okay. I just want to protect the investment! Rainproof-ness is a welcome but not-absolutely-necessary thing.

Do you know of any companies/stores that sell these? What would you recommend for the laptop-carrying bicyclist. Any advice or tips?

I understand that this is not a linux-specific question, but I wasn't sure where else to post. If you know other forums/websites for these sort of questions, please let me know.

Thank you!

Old 03-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #2
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This should probably be moved to General.. but anyways...

Since you're a bicyclist.. you probably want a backpack style carrying bag... i don't know of any notebook bavkpacks that are *that* protective... i have a nice Targus one... one thing you might look into is one of the solid aluminum briefcases with foam padding... then simply cary that in a backpack?? Falcon Northwest gives you an awesome aluminum carrying caes with the purchase of a notebook and you can have it custom painted to any color/images of your choice with automative-grade finishes.. NICE!!

Hope this helps..
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This should probably be moved to General.. but anyways...
Oh, not the Linux-General, but the General Forum. Okay.

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