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    Bike storage setup

    I was looking at the bikes in the fashion post and noticed an array of setups. One bike had a pair of panniers. The next was stripped, not even a water bottle. A few in between.

    What do you carry on your bike for a typical local ride? how do you carry it?

    So far I set up a tail bag with a park bike tool, spare tube, and patch kit. Two water bottles, and a small air pump (which I doubt I could get enough air into a tube with to continue riding, or at least my workout would be done for the day!). I have a handlebar bag for my keys, etc. and a cheap cable lock.

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    2 large waterbottles, frame pump, two spare tubes, spoke wrench, small pliers tool, tire levers, 4 allen wrenches, baggie of gatorade powder, and a powerbar. 4 extra rechargeable batteries and 2 cameras.


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    For a local ride: tools, 2 spare tubes, pump, extra mp3 player for when battery dies on one I'm listening to, sweatshirt, bungee cords for carrying stuff from the store, etc., camera and 3 extra batteries (carried on my person), Kryptonite and cable locks, and one or two water bottles depending on distance and temperature.

    For a climbing ride: tools, 2 spare tubes, pump, extra mp3 player, 2 or 3 cameras, 2 water bottles, FRS and/or GU packets, Garmin, handlebar mount for camera.

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    Basic tools, 2 spare tubes, frame pump & CO2 (I know, I know), large frozen water bottle. Tools and tubes are in saddle bags. The Fisher has a Trek bag and the Trek has an ancient Kirtland Tourpak saddle bag that's so old the logo patch has worn off. It doesn't even have a zipper, but uses a drawstring instead. It's from back in the days when you'd carry a spare tubular folded up under the saddle. The Fisher also has flashing LED headlamp and taillight, for riding the frequently gloomy MUP. Both bikes have extremely basic computers - the Trek has an old Avocet and the Fisher has a Trek.
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    Typical local ride, I have two water bottles, a stash bag which attaches to my stem and top tube, rear flashy, and a seat wedge with spare tube, patch kit, and tools, . For commuting, I'll add my rack, fenders, head light, and a large trunk bag with fold out panniers. Contents of my seat wedge get transferred to the trunk bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
    For a local ride: tools, 2 spare tubes, pump, extra mp3 player for when battery dies on one I'm listening to, sweatshirt, bungee cords for carrying stuff from the store, etc., camera and 3 extra batteries (carried on my person), Kryptonite and cable locks, and one or two water bottles depending on distance and temperature.

    For a climbing ride: tools, 2 spare tubes, pump, extra mp3 player, 2 or 3 cameras, 2 water bottles, FRS and/or GU packets, Garmin, handlebar mount for camera.
    OK, Now I understand the user ID FREIGHT TRAIN. ;-0

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    rear rack; rack trunk of varying sizes depending on the ride; two or more water bottle holders, one of which holds my headlight battery.
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    Multi-tool, spare tube, patches, tyre levers, emergency lights (incase it gets misty), plastic bag or some surgical gloves, hand pump, something to eat and a bottle of water.

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    I am of the "bring way too much, you'll never know what you need" school. Handlebar bag, rear rack bag, two water bottles and

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    on person: Wallet, phone, mp3, small towel

    on bike, one water bottle attached to frame, and, in small pouch under seat: spare tube, CO2, tyre levers, compact tool kit

    for the longer rides, add a small pump to one of my back pockets.
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