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    #16
    Great solution to reduce noise!!

    I received mine today, and I'm going to install them as ratdeau suggests.
    BTW, I use the figure 8 knots on my outdoor coats, they work great and are not as big as you think when you cinch them down tight.
    There are only 3 kinds of people in this world -- those who can count, and those who can't.

    Proud Owner of: Aeronaut, Empire Builder, PC Flyer, Tri-Star, 3 Absolute shoulder straps, 2 Freudian slips, Braincell, and many various pouches and packing cubes...

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      #17
      Western Flyer cord pull

      Hi, I was just zipping up my Western Flyer (leaving on a trip tomorrow morning!), and the cord pull came off! Is there a quick fix for this? I can't seem to get the two plastic pieces to come apart to shove the cord back in... maybe I'm doing it wrong?

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        #18
        IIRC, there is a small slot in the side of the plastic parts. If you slip a knife or small screwdriver in there, you should be able to pop the halves apart.
        There are only 3 kinds of people in this world -- those who can count, and those who can't.

        Proud Owner of: Aeronaut, Empire Builder, PC Flyer, Tri-Star, 3 Absolute shoulder straps, 2 Freudian slips, Braincell, and many various pouches and packing cubes...

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          #19
          Originally posted by Just View Post
          Hi, I was just zipping up my Western Flyer (leaving on a trip tomorrow morning!), and the cord pull came off! Is there a quick fix for this? I can't seem to get the two plastic pieces to come apart to shove the cord back in... maybe I'm doing it wrong?
          I'm sorry about that, Just. Can we send a couple of replacements to your destination? If so, email me the address. It is possible to get the pulls apart and put them back together, but it's difficult.
          Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

          Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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            #20
            Originally posted by mruseless View Post
            IIRC, there is a small slot in the side of the plastic parts. If you slip a knife or small screwdriver in there, you should be able to pop the halves apart.
            Thanks! That worked. Although as Darcy said, it's a bit difficult.. it seemed that you have to angle the nail file, in my case, in the total counter-intuitive way to get them to separate.

            Darcy, thanks for the offer, but I'm a bit on the move Hopping around Japan, then Taiwan, then Shanghai, Qingdao, Beijing, etc. As I mentioned on Twitter, I'm taking about 20 Tom Bihn products with me (and still carry-on only! well, I had to check the Western Flyer because I was bringing BBQ sauce, but it would have worked!)

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              #21
              Originally posted by Just View Post
              Darcy, thanks for the offer, but I'm a bit on the move Hopping around Japan, then Taiwan, then Shanghai, Qingdao, Beijing, etc. As I mentioned on Twitter, I'm taking about 20 Tom Bihn products with me (and still carry-on only! well, I had to check the Western Flyer because I was bringing BBQ sauce, but it would have worked!)
              That sounds like a great trip. Any pictures?
              Have a question? @Darcy (to make sure I see it)

              Current carry: testing new potential materials in the form of Original Large Shop Bags.

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                #22
                Originally posted by Just View Post
                Hi, I was just zipping up my Western Flyer (leaving on a trip tomorrow morning!), and the cord pull came off! Is there a quick fix for this? I can't seem to get the two plastic pieces to come apart to shove the cord back in... maybe I'm doing it wrong?
                I always travel with a keychain made of paracord for just these types of emergencies. You may not have any paracord on you, but if you can find a bit of cord, rope, shoelace, or even dental floss in a pinch you can fashion a relatively handy cord pull out of that by just looping it through and tying a largish knot.

                The best knot for this is made by tying a "doubled up" overhand knot or a doubled up figure 8 knot. There are animated instructions at the link below, just substitute the loose ends rather than the looped end and you should be fine. I've used this fix before when I was in a similar situation.

                http://www.animatedknots.com/fig8loo...matedknots.com

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