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  • WhiteStar
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    Here's an alternate solution!

    Last night I wanted to attach multiple pouches to a single keystrap. Aside from the fact that all the snaphooks were seriously in the way (I considered surgery to remove them.) the snaphook on the key strap couldn't accomodate all the pouch rings. Sitting on the coffee table next to where I was working was an empty key ring* (Just the metal ring, nothing attached.) I clipped the four pouches to the ring, then attached the key strap to the ring. It worked so well that I plan to stop at the craft store and pick up a pack of rings and attach all my pouches to key straps via "jump rings"!

    * Why was the key ring empty? Because of the INFLUENCE from this forum, I had finally managed to locate a Night-Ize key ring that I had recently transferred all my key ring stuff to.

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  • autolycus
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    Originally posted by Janine View Post
    Update: The rings from the link below arrived and are way too big. The size was an ID measurement, not OD, so they look really weird when I hold them up to an Organizer Pouch and squint my eyes and pretend that the ring is in place of the snaphook.

    Back to the drawing board.
    If you're willing to pull the stiches on the pouch and re-sew where the snaphook was, these are available in 1/4" inch: nickel-plated rings

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    Well, I would not dreeam of altering any TB product in any way because of their perfect design.

    I would not mind if Tom and Crew decided to design/make O-rings only Pouches, in addition to the ones they are already making.

    Tom Bihn Pouches are the greatest invention in purse accessorizing since the compact mirror but the little snap hook says casual, no matter how you slice it.

    Ring only Pouches would be geared toward people who carry them in their pockets or Little Swift/Co Pilot owners who want to put their Classic dress up on.

    While the Little Swift can run the gamut of 20's to 90's vintage dress up, the{ Little Swift }with its zippers and boxy shape is perfect for 50's,60's and beyond.

    Note: I don't have either of those bags and imagine their roles in my Tom Bihn bag collection.
    Self rectification.

    I meant the Co-Pilot with its zippers and boxy shape perfect for 50's, 60's fashion and beyond.

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  • Janine
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    Update: The rings from the link below arrived and are way too big. The size was an ID measurement, not OD, so they look really weird when I hold them up to an Organizer Pouch and squint my eyes and pretend that the ring is in place of the snaphook.

    Back to the drawing board.

    Originally posted by Janine View Post
    The smallest key ring I found was 5/8" OD, 1/2" ID, which would be a little bigger than the plastic doodad but not too bad. I also found these:

    Keychain Strap, Bag Strap, Purse Strap, Hangbag Strap Open Gate Rings - usalanyards.com

    which I think look nicer than that split rings. I ordered two of the black nickel ones to test out once I work up the courage to deface one of my pouches.

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  • falconea
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    I remove the hook from all my pouches - they're far too bulky to be useful.

    It's easy to put on a split ring keyring if you need something, or you can just attach a keystrap directly to the fabric loop where you removed the original snaphook.

    What upsets me about it is all the plastic I'm throwing away - it's just such a waste!

    Audrey

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  • Lani
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    Thank you for the description (and photo) of the snap hook! Now I feel all smart-like!!! ^_^

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  • Janine
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    Initial impression: favorable! A round ring would be a lot prettier, but the ball-stick-thingie isn't bad. I stuffed my wallet in a jacket pocket today and it was fine. I carried it in another bag, too, and all seems to be well. I think I'm going to give this a few more days before I declare success, though, because we damaged the hook trying to get it off. Until I find a better, gentler way to remove the hooks, this is a one-way operation.

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  • dorayme
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    Originally posted by Janine View Post
    Baaaaaaby steps.

    Inconceivable! ~ I LOVE he princess Bride BTW.
    Now that you've done it, what are your initial thoughts? I think the ring you ordered will look much nicer than the ball stick thingie, but it's so small, to the untrained eye it's probably unnoticeable.
    I have had some similar sentiments of the snap hook on snap hook or snaphook in non TB pocket or bag feeling bulky, but on he other hand sometimes I want to not use a keystrap to snap in a pouch or wallet. When i tried to use several keystraps in one compartment, they tangle on each other, i.e. inside my Swifts or Little Swifts. Clipping directly to one of the many orings makes the bag more tidy inside. I think the keystraps like to live alone, one per compartment in my bags.
    I'm curious how this works out, I may bust mine off in favor of rings too.

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  • daisy
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    I'd either have to remove them from all my pouches or none.. I've become used to clipping the hooks together when attaching a pouch to a strap and don't think I'd feel the need to remove any of the hardware ... if you just place the flat 'catches' of the 2 clips together they connect very easily and it becomes second nature after a while.

    That said, I don't carry pouches in my pockets. I tried using a TB wallet for a while and went back to a bifold wallet as I prefer to have my notes flat rather than folded. I use the wallet to store my seldom used cards, which are mostly left at home.

    I do use split rings (keyrings) in my ristretto, SCB and a non-TB bag when I carry pouches in them. One strap, several pouches.

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  • Janine
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    Baaaaaaby steps.

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  • Janine
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    Hey Lani, they are the little clips on the end of key straps and attached to organizer pouches.

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  • Lani
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    I'm terribly sorry but I'm drawing a blank. What exactly is a snap hook?

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  • Janine
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    The smallest key ring I found was 5/8" OD, 1/2" ID, which would be a little bigger than the plastic doodad but not too bad. I also found these:

    Keychain Strap, Bag Strap, Purse Strap, Hangbag Strap Open Gate Rings - usalanyards.com

    which I think look nicer than that split rings. I ordered two of the black nickel ones to test out once I work up the courage to deface one of my pouches.

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  • backpack
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    What I do is use key rings and novelty C-clips in addition to the TB Keystraps, Clips on the TB Pouches and O-rings on the TB bags.

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  • dlg
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    I guess if you snapped off the plastic bits you could find a suitably-sized keyring at your local hardware store. Hmm, I may have to go shopping.

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