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    Acessory that was worth the money

    I got to thinking about all the stuff I have purchased over the years for various activities that turned out to be totally worthless or never used. There are some non-essential things I have purchased that were really a great addition so I wondered what the members have added that is now a great addition.

    For me it was the gel cushioned gloves that really made a difference on the hands and arms.

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    Not quite there yet Matariki's Avatar
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    More essential than accessory.

    Pump
    Dynamo lights
    Rack and various bags
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    Any information, no matter how good, will always under-represent reality.
    -paraphrasing J a r o n L a n i e r

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    Seat bag. Though small, it contains snaks and a spare tire tube. Then there is the mini pump. When first starting road riding in the '70s I never had a flat. Ever. Those 27x1.25s were a beast. Now? I wont ride without this stuff.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

    '89 Raleigh Technium PRE

    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

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    The Left Coast, USA FrenchFit's Avatar
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    USB chargeable front mini light.

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    Italian roadbike mirror. Especially after I had my neck fused.

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    airzound air horn. I know they hear me cause I often get the finger.
    "When life hands you lumens, make lumen-aide!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyG View Post
    airzound air horn. I know they hear me cause I often get the finger.
    When you get "the finger" you know that you got your message across.

    That works the other way too. It aggravates them more when you act like you didn't notice.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Around these parts, it's insulated water bottles, especially in the summer.

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    Dynamo hub and lights (includes usb port for charging phone) on my commuter/touring bike.

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    knee warmers.. got to keep the knees warm

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    Great purchases

    Long-sleeve jersey with attached hood (I have 4 and use them all winter)
    Arm warmers
    Leg warmers
    Cycling sandals w/SPD

    A waste

    Some "Vista" lights I purchased many years back - impossible (or near impossible) to get replacement bulbs.

    My wife's Cannondale R300 - she hated it.
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    Bicycling backwards through the looking-glass with Alice! Soon to be in the 76+ group.

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    Athletic, tight-fit hoodie to wear under windbreaker shell. Best winter garment I own.

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Sidi shoes. Every time I put them on I silently (and sometimes out loud) thank my wife for making me get them.

    I also love my Under Amour base layers. It amazes me how much more comfortable i am when the weather gets just a little cooler.

    Super ultra lightweight Pearl Izumi jacket. My wife has one that's similar from Castilli. The point is that it's often just what we need, and it's super small in the pocket.

    One more

    Park Tools tire boots. They've saved us a couple of times. Don't leave home without one.
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
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    Sidi shoes. Cinelli cork bar tape.

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    My 50+ jersey.
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    DiNotte strobe taillight.
    Deut 6:5

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    "Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia'".
    - Vizzini during his "battle of wits" with the Man in Black

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    Being a wheel component, the Hub Dynamo powered LED Head and taillight are not really an "accessory", but I still like mine

    I bought a Minoura Double waterbottle back of the saddle mount,
    It lets me Use a British saddle bag on my Pleather covered Saddle and have it secure .

    one of these WC Seat Post, Size 27.2mm, Aluminum, Black ? WiseCracker also cured my slipping seatpost.

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    MagicShine headlight that I bought a few years back.

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    Rhode Gear mirror (mounts on brake lever)
    Rhode Gear Flickstand

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    Ergon grips for my commuter.

    Velcro tie strap thing for the pump on my classic.

    Flight Deck on my main road bike... I really am going to miss that whenever I won't be able to get another one.
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    Cigarette Lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volosong View Post
    DiNotte strobe taillight.
    I have the 400 Daytime one and i love it too...
    Trek Fuel EX9.0 Trek Fuel EX9.5 Trek Equinox 9.9SSL TTX Trek Madone 6.9 Pro Red Project One, Trek Boone 7, Trek Rumblefish Pro, Trek Remedy 9.9, Trek Carbon District

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    My Lupine Betty R 4500 Lumen Headlamp..
    Trek Fuel EX9.0 Trek Fuel EX9.5 Trek Equinox 9.9SSL TTX Trek Madone 6.9 Pro Red Project One, Trek Boone 7, Trek Rumblefish Pro, Trek Remedy 9.9, Trek Carbon District

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    Shade

    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Cygolite Metro 300 front light and Cyrgolite HotShot 2w flashing rear light. Both are usb.

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