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    Older Absolute Straps

    I have an Ego that is maybe 3 yrs old. It has an Absolute Strap, but not the clip-on style that can be removed and used on other bags. Is there any way to adapt this strap with some sort of clips so that it can be used in this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
    I have an Ego that is maybe 3 yrs old. It has an Absolute Strap, but not the clip-on style that can be removed and used on other bags. Is there any way to adapt this strap with some sort of clips so that it can be used in this way?
    Hi bltkmt,
    Yes, there is an adapter you can get to use your Absolute Strap with your older Ego. Read this forum thread through to the end.

    moriond

    P.S. Oops, I forgot to add that you probably also want to ask that they send you the regular snaphooks for the Absolute Strap, but that may be part of the package here. The adapter is basically a D-ring that attaches to the bag, and then you can use the regular Absolute Strap (with snaphooks at the end) with your Ego. It's the same sort of solution that they devised for the older ID bags, so if you look at the pictures in the linked posts you'll see how this works.
    Last edited by moriond; 01-28-2010 at 12:15 PM. Reason: Added Post Script with information about snaphooks.

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    Thanks Moriond, but I think maybe you misunderstood. I want to take the AbStrap off of my Ego and use it on another bag (possibly a new Aeronaut). Are their adapters to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
    Thanks Moriond, but I think maybe you misunderstood. I want to take the AbStrap off of my Ego and use it on another bag (possibly a new Aeronaut). Are their adapters to do this?
    I think that you can just ask the folks at Tom Bihn to send you the snaphook additions for the regular Absolute Strap. I was assuming that you wanted to use the same (modified) Absolute strap with other bags (including your Ego, without having to rethread the strap).

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    I got a set of the fixings for one of my straps on my last order. I was able to take the strap from my Imago and use that (after adding the findings) on another bag, and use my new(er) absolute strap on my Imago. Because I adapted the Imago as well to use the strap in a removable configuration, it added some to the overall length and I really like the way the bag hangs now on me. Didn't know how good that was till I had it.

    I received Bihn level service from the Guru of All Things Shipping, Casey. When I asked for them in an email as an addition to my order (which included the new Absolute Strap), he got that sorted out for me. Yay Casey! Tom Bihn customer service is the best!
    Bags: Super Ego (Black/indigo w/cork seatbelt); Aeronaut (Crimson/Steel); 2 Medium Cafe Bags (Navy/Cayenne, Linen/Olive), w/an Ultrasuede Shoulder Strap Wrap; Large Cafe Bag (Cocoa/Wasabi) w/Absolute Strap; Imago (sadly lost to hazmat); a Brain Cell w/ another Strap Wrap; and a Shop Bag (Steel). Accessories: Bunches and bunches.
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