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  • Jeff A
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    Thanks for to great idea! I successfully added the triangles to the Ego and easily attached the Absolute strap's snap hooks to the triangles! I also added snap hooks to the Q-AM strap with the tri-glide part so I can easily go between the two straps.

    I think I'll be using the Absolute strap more than the Q-AM for now. I also removed the Ego's waist strap so there's less stuff dangling from the bag. Thanks again

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  • MtnMan
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    Standard strap removed from Super Ego; triangles installed, "absolute" shoulder strap snapped on.

    Standard strap already recycled for other uses.

    Many thanks.

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  • MtnMan
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    Over the past week, while I was away on a trip, the parts arrived from Tom Bihn.

    Now, I just have to figure out how to remove the standard shoulder strap from my Super Ego and install the parts and the "absolute" shoulder strap.

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  • tpnl
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    Yes - the parts and solution are the same for the Q-AM strap and Absolute Strap (described earlier in this thread) - a pair of 1.5" Metal Snaphooks and a pair of 1.5" tri-glides. Remember to get the 1.5" Triangle Hooks to make the Ego compatible with the Shoulder Strap Snaphooks.

    It is slightly harder to thread the short end of the Q-AM strap as the webbing is limited but is doable. Here is a picture of the Q-AM strap done this way and used on my Pilot:



    Here is the link to the post on this:

    Q-AM (Quick-Adjust Messenger) Strap

    Hope this helps
    Cheers!

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  • Jeff A
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    Quick question: is it possible to make the Q-AM strap easy to take off so you can quickly attach an Absolute Strap too?

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  • MtnMan
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    I ordered the parts last night. Shipping today, according to Bihn Central.

    The Brain Bag will have to wait a little longer.
    Last edited by MtnMan; 10-22-2015, 08:12 PM.

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  • tpnl
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    Yes

    To do the conversion of a Shoulder Strap to use Snap Hooks, you need a pair of 1.5" Metal Snap Hooks and a pair of 1.5" tri-glides
    To do the conversion of your Super Ego allowing it to accept Shoulder Strap Snap Hooks (any), you need a pair of 1.5" Triangle Metal Hooks.

    If using TB parts, see the items I have highlighted with Red Arrows:

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    In addition, when ordering, you could call TB customer service and see if they could send it regular mail as these parts as so small - saves a bit on shipping perhaps.

    ... and if TBAS gets to you and you add a Coyote Brain Bag - as close as you can get to the retired Camo version you liked ... so be it!

    I might also suggest ... if you want the Stabilizer Strap option, get a Q-AM Shoulder Strap. The 1.5" Stabilizer attachment (not sold separately unfortunately - but you can call and ask) works with the existing 1.5" Super Ego Waist Strap (check that it is 1.5" as well). The good thing too is that you can slide it off and use it with the Absolute Shoulder Strap and (I believe) the Simple Shoulder Strap. It will be a bit looser because the Stabilizer is meant to go over the padded part of the Q-AM but I find this is fine as, on the other Straps, it can be easily slid down the webbing (ie slid out of the way) when not in use. Oh - and you can also convert the Q-AM Shoulder Strap the same way to use Snap Hooks if you want.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers!

    Edit: As for the load bearing capacity of the Triangle Metal Hooks, I cannot say empirically - but I can say they are thick and probably as good as most of the other eye-loops I have seen out there. I have seen these same hooks used as part of other Shoulder Straps so they should be able to handle most loads well. I personally have not had an issue with using them for medium to heavy loads.
    Last edited by tpnl; 10-18-2015, 10:55 AM.

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  • MtnMan
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    So, the Tri-Glides are the only other part that I need? Sounds reasonable.

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  • tpnl
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    @MtnMan

    If you are talking about adding a Metal Snaphook to your existing Super Ego shoulder strap (so your shoulder strap can "snap" onto the solution I posted earlier), I agree with @Badger - get a pair of 1.5" Metal Snap Hooks ($2). Also, get 2 1.5" plastic Tri-Glides ($1) - also on the Parts Page. Both items are sold as Pairs.

    BTW - while you are there purchasing the parts, get a Brain Bag too .... and end the decision indecision!


    Once you have them, look at this video by @Maverick on the converting between using the Snap Hooks and without. Essentially, you are doing the reverse of what he is showing in the video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOpmHKpMQfo

    Hope this helps

    Cheers!

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  • Badger
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    Super Ego shoulder strap question

    You would need 1.5" metal snap hooks (on the parts page) and some metal or plastic single-bar toothed slides in order to adjust the length of the strap (and might already be on the strap now). Those are not on the parts page; it wouldn't hurt to ask, or if you Google "single bar toothed slides for webbing straps" you will have a wealth of manufacturers to choose from.


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    Last edited by Badger; 10-16-2015, 11:38 AM.

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  • MtnMan
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    My Super Ego currently has the standard (non-clasp) shoulder strap attached. If I wanted to convert it over to a quick-remove shoulder strap like what's already illustrated in this thread (costumizing the existing strap), what other parts do I need?

    This would allow me to buy the Absolute Shoulder Strap later.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • moriond
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    Originally posted by MtnMan View Post
    I cannot find a link to the Tom Bihn parts page. Where is it?

    Thanks in advance.
    You can find Parts listed under the Accesories page, but I've provided a direct link. Select items in the drop-down menu to see each part, and you can also read the text description list that starts: "Here's a general guide to which parts go where:"

    HTH

    moriond

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  • MtnMan
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    I cannot find a link to the Tom Bihn parts page. Where is it?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • tpnl
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    @MtnMan

    The easiest (and cheapest - $2) solution I found (beside the Cheater D adapters that TB used to sell) is to use a pair of the larger 1.5 inch Triangle Metal Hooks (same hook used in the front of the Brain Bag) from the TB Parts page. Because the normal Ego attachment point has a generous loop, you can easily thread it through or just over it. I like that the triangle hook is mostly plastic - so does not wear the black coating on the metal snaphooks of the absolute shoulder strap as much.

    Here is how it looks when I threaded the Triangle Metal Hook through the loop connection that connects the tri-glide clamp. I like this setup best.

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    You can also just thread the tri-glide clamp though the inner hole of the Triangle Metal Hook. It is not as firmly in place as the above solution and does tend to rotate but is another option and does not feel like it would fall off especially if you have the Shoulder Strap clamped on. It is a very low profile look.

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    IMHO, this could also work with the 2" width straps of the older versions of the Ego / Super Ego but it would scrunch the webbing as the Triangle Metal Hook is only 1.5". I cannot comment either way as I do not have one of those Egoes to try.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers!
    Last edited by tpnl; 10-15-2015, 10:14 PM.

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  • MtnMan
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    The Standard Shoulder Strap on my Super Ego is 1.5 inches wide.

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