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    Starting to commute this week!

    Well after losing a bit of weight I have decided to start commuting to work via bike. I just purchased my first bike since I sold my Trek 7000 MTB back in 2001. I purchased a Giant FCR1 for my 17 mile RT commute. The bike should be arriving this Thursday so I'll start my commute hopefully on Friday.

    What accessories should a commuter always have? Below is the list of items I think I will need. Can you all please give a newb some help on which accessories I should or should not purchase?

    -Safety Taillight (I'll save the front light purchase for later when the short days come back)
    -Water bottle & Cage
    -Computer w/ cadence
    -Helmet
    -Topeak rack & Bag w/ expandable panniers
    -Flat Kit
    -Mini Pump
    -Saddle Bag

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    Welcome to the club! Beware it is quite addicting.

    Have you checked out the Advice for New Commuters thread yet? As for your shopping list, that is a good start. It is basically what I started with. Although, saddle bags and panniers are basically the same thing.

    Happy commuting!

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    Looks like you have the "must haves" all in check already, with a few extras to boot!
    welcome to the commuting club.
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