i just started commuting to work on my bike. i can carry my 13" macbook air inside the cache in the synapse backpack. my bike has a rear rack, and i would rather move my laptop into a brain cell and relocate it from my back to the rack.
i know that there is no safer way to carry your laptop than in a brain cell, so i know that i need to move to that. but am i asking for trouble moving the brain cell to a pannier on the rear rack? if not, what is the best way to carry that brain cell on my rear rack?
some years back, there was a thread about tom bihn bike panniers, and another about panniers which mentioned perhaps the aeronaut converting to a pannier configuration. but the aeronaut is on the big size for a daily commute (though the idea is still an interesting one!).
and, someone came up with a very clever way to attach their empire builder to the rear rack of their bike.
any further thoughts on tom bihn bike panniers - whether dedicated or a design that converts between pannier form and backpack or messenger bag?