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    We all love buying accessories and gadgets for our commuter bikes - just wondering what is the coolest or most useful accessory you've ever bought for your bike??

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    A cable lock, use it everyday sometimes twice.

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    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
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    Bento Bag for my mountain bike. It makes me eat more since I see the food whenever I look down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s-creek-rider
    We all love buying accessories and gadgets for our commuter bikes - just wondering what is the coolest or most useful accessory you've ever bought for your bike??
    FSA K-Wing Handlebars
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    A large police-grade pepper spray can and holster because it looks cool on my black bike, like I'm a velocop or something.

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    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by billh
    A large police-grade pepper spray can and holster because it looks cool on my black bike, like I'm a velocop or something.
    Sprayed any dogs or bad guys yet?
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    not very cool, but I love my Freddy Fenders -- talk about useful!!
    Last edited by KingFoo; 01-14-05 at 01:45 PM.

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    Used to have this cool little electric horn that strapped to my bar, and was opperated by a remote bar mounted push button. Ran of a 9V battery, and sounded just like a police whistle. It was loud enough so that you could scare drivers with it, I think 115 dB @ 1m. Man, I miss that thing...don't think they are available any more.

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    SRAM chain. I love the powerlink!

    Except when I drop half of the link on the floor and it disappears, thus leaving me with no chain right before I leave for work in the morning. Not that this happened today or anything
    (Fortunately I had an old chain lying around)

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    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows
    SRAM chain. I love the powerlink!

    Except when I drop half of the link on the floor and it disappears, thus leaving me with no chain right before I leave for work in the morning. Not that this happened today or anything
    (Fortunately I had an old chain lying around)
    Cool: I just bought one yesterday and I'm putting it on tonight. (must remember not to drop the link...)
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    1) Chrome messenger bag

    2) Pearl Izumi Balaclava (for cold weather & wind)

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    Bar-end shifters!
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    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    My Garmin GPS with built in map software. I can now explore the universe without fear of getting lost.

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    my rack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PanPanX
    my rack!
    most unuseful: mIraq

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    My kryptonite u-lock. I bought it last year, and still use it everyday.....

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    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    My kryptonite u-lock. I bought it last year, and still use it everyday.....
    ...and the great thing is if you forgot the key you can just open it with your handy bic pen
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    So far, my topeak bar-end mirrors have been great. They look like regular mtb bar-ends when closed and do a good job when open.

    But i guess my Arkel panniers and Chrome messenger bag have proven to be just as useful and are probably my favorite addition.
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    I commute on a mtb..but I have no 'gadgets'.
    My favorite item purchased was ODI hex collar bar grips.
    2 screws undone and they are off, and they never slip.

    If you run flats or risers, take a look @ them.
    When the grips wear, you keep the collars and just buy a replacement grip pad.

    http://www.balleracing.com/Odi/OdiLo...ffianBlkBP.htm

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    Wheels. Love 'em. Makes riding much easier.

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    my cateye computer is the most useful. also useful is the reflective strap that goes around my ankle. i feel safer everytime i put that on. it's very reflective.

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    The two most useful things I have on my bike is the rack and baskets. I know they are not very cool, but they are quite useful when you have a couple bags of goceries to get home or need to carry a change of clothes for work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows
    SRAM chain. I love the powerlink!

    Except when I drop half of the link on the floor and it disappears, thus leaving me with no chain right before I leave for work in the morning. Not that this happened today or anything
    (Fortunately I had an old chain lying around)
    I got a shimano chain with the Craig masterlink on it, and I'm completely phobic about losing one of the links.
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    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
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    Shimano Ultegra pedals and Pearl Izumi Vagabond road shoe, so much better than speed play frogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorboy
    ...and the great thing is if you forgot the key you can just open it with your handy bic pen
    Not the new ones.

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