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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-05-13, 07:21 AM   #26
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Many are over thinking this.
Agreed!

I'm all for being prepared, but at some point you've got to say "enough."

The best multi-tool in the world is a cell phone for the call of shame. It happens.
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Old 09-05-13, 08:05 AM   #27
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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

Bag:

Tire lever
Spare Tube
Old pieces of tube that can also be used as a boot
Patch kit
2 CO2 cartridges
CO2 chuck
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.

Always:

Small pump to find the pesky hole in the tube
Cell phone
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.
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Old 09-06-13, 06:37 PM   #28
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I carry

1 tube
Topeak Alien mini tool (this has most everything)
mini pump on bike
patch kit
food for low blood sugars

you could always keep some latex gloves in the bag for the chain grease mess
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Old 09-06-13, 06:54 PM   #29
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Pockets gets:

ID
credit card
tubular tire
pedros tire levers (2)
4 payday bars
cel
goprohero3 camera
truck keys or garage opener

Bike gets:

2 bottle
mini lezyne frame pump

if running normal wheels, swap spare tubular tire for tiny itty bitty saddle bag w/ 2 tubes and patch kit
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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.
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Old 09-06-13, 11:25 PM   #31
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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:

*WHAM!*

'Wow, that was bad! Sure glad I didn't blow the tube!'

*hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssss*

'Aw, crap!'
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bunny hopping is your friend
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bunny hopping is your friend
You can't hop what you don't see. And at 225#, I'm not really sure it IS my friend!
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Old 09-07-13, 03:23 AM   #34
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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.
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You can't hop what you don't see. And at 225#, I'm not really sure it IS my friend!
Trust your wheels plus I'd rather break a spoke vs dent the rim.
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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
- $20
- 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).
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3 tire levers
multi tool
Tyvek boots
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
(travel size)
shaving kit/lotion
toothbrush
tooth paste
small shampoo

swim suit (square leg cut lined Speedo)
swim goggles
(I almost always stop for a swim near the end of my rides, and shave, etc., at the same time)


In my jersey pockets
cell phone
keys as necessary
wallet/money/id/credit card
banana/apple
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.

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Old 09-07-13, 07:06 PM   #38
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You can't hop what you don't see. And at 225#, I'm not really sure it IS my friend!
Yup, it is. I'm 210ish; bunny hopped a hole in the road 2 weeks ago, at 22mph. Bike, wheels, rider all fine. Handbuilt, 32, 3x.
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