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    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
    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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    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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    Senior Member cyclist2000's Avatar
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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
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member MVclyde's Avatar
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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.
    My stable:
    Seven Axiom S
    Surly Cross Check (commuter)

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    Klaatu..Verata..Necktie? genejockey's Avatar
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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!'
    "Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."

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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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    bunny hopping is your friend

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    Klaatu..Verata..Necktie? genejockey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
    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!
    "Don’t take life so serious—it ain’t nohow permanent."

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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.
    2012 Trek 5.2 Madone
    1985 Raleigh Olympian

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    got the climbing bug jsigone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    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.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 09-07-13 at 06:25 PM.

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    Senior Member adrien's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
    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.
    "how do you know you can't swim until you have drowned?"

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