Dog tags with contact info around the neck for when a truck decides to pull out in front of you.
Some use a RoadID however the first thing that the medics like to do is start cutting off your $100 jersey and $100 bibs but they leave on the $5 socks
Old pieces of tube that can also be used as a boot
2 CO2 cartridges
Shrader to Presta adaptor. Stop at a gas station to fill the tyre to 110 if needed.
Jersey pocket; depends on the length of the ride.
Small pump to find the pesky hole in the tube
Some cash for chocolate muffins or doughnuts
I then start adding...
a Cliff bar per hour on rides of 1 1/2 hours or more. As an example a 2 hr ride might only be a Stinger waffle; Planning a 6 hour century I carry 5 Cliff bars
Camelbak Elixer tabs for in the water bottle; 1 per hour
Hammer flask with Chocolate Hammer Gel; great for on the vanilla ice cream or pie after the ride.
Topeak Alien mini tool (this has most everything)
mini pump on bike
food for low blood sugars
you could always keep some latex gloves in the bag for the chain grease mess
I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
pedros tire levers (2)
4 payday bars
truck keys or garage opener
mini lezyne frame pump
if running normal wheels, swap spare tubular tire for tiny itty bitty saddle bag w/ 2 tubes and patch kit
My saddle bag always has:
- spare tube
- patch kit
- tire levers
Plus frame pump
Depending on route, I take my iPhone and cash in my jersey pocket. For long rides, I add power bars and sometimes my wallet.
Seven Axiom S
Surly Cross Check (commuter)
Got to use the tire levers, pump, and tube tonight. Dappled sunlight sucks for seeing debris on the road, and I'm a magnet for potholes and rocks:
'Wow, that was bad! Sure glad I didn't blow the tube!'
"Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."
bunny hopping is your friend
One thing I carry that I didn't notice anyone listing is a few small wire ties to secure a broken spoke to an adjacent spoke to stop it from flopping around as you ride.
2012 Trek 5.2 Madone
1985 Raleigh Olympian
On every ride, I carry:
- A pair of Pedro's tire levers, because they're the only ones I've found to be unbreakable
- Park CT-5 chain tool
- Park SW-7 triple spoke wrench
- Crank Brothers Multi-10 multi-tool
- Spare tube
- Patch kit, replaced regularly
- Cell phone
- 1-2 spare master links for chain
I wear a Road ID with my DL# and emergency contact info and have a Topeak Road Morph pump strapped to the frame. On longer rides or bad roads or when time is important I'll add another spare tube to my jersey pockets. The pockets also hold my food supply; usually a small flask with 5-6 servings of Hammer Gel and a Clif bar or two (depending on ride length).
3 tire levers
2 xtra tubes
patch kit w/stick-ons and regular
small chain lock - to prevent drive-aways
very small fold up backpack - great for stops for small items at the grocery or for removed clothes on those day where it is very cold at 6am and very warm at 10 am
In one of my water bottle cages
a special water-bottle-like carrying case in which I carry
swim suit (square leg cut lined Speedo)
(I almost always stop for a swim near the end of my rides, and shave, etc., at the same time)
In my jersey pockets
keys as necessary
space for removed arm warmers
Topeak Road Morph frame pump
1 water bottle. If a long ride with no swimming, I use 2 water bottles and no swimming kit.
Last edited by DnvrFox; 09-07-13 at 05:25 PM.
DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.