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boston blackie 06-26-07 01:28 PM

new bike, what accessories?
 
Suppose you just ordered a new bike, (which I just did from bikesdirect.com), and now you have to accessorize. What accessories would you buy for the bike in descending order of importance? Here is what I have chosen so far:

1. Pedals (of course)
2. Water bottles and cages
3. Lock

What am I missing?

Beverly 06-26-07 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boston blackie
Suppose you just ordered a new bike, (which I just did from bikesdirect.com), and now you have to accessorize. What accessories would you buy for the bike in descending order of importance? Here is what I have chosen so far:

1. Pedals (of course)
2. Water bottles and cages
3. Lock

What am I missing?

computer - to see how far and fast you're riding
some type of bag to carry the extra tube, patch kit and a few tools

card 06-26-07 01:31 PM

saddle and computer

stapfam 06-26-07 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by card
saddle

You beat me to it. Stock saddles are not normally suitable for 99.9% of the people that buy a new bike. You can only tell if it is right after about a months riding so don't change it straight away- give it a chance but be prepared to take a few trips to your LBs to see what "Might" work for you.

Artkansas 06-26-07 01:37 PM

Lights!!!!
A reflectorized vest

And in some states and municipalities, a bell.

BluesDawg 06-26-07 01:54 PM

Saddle, pedals, computer, wedge saddle bag, mini tool kit.

The Weak Link 06-26-07 02:01 PM

No one has said helmet yet, so....

helmet.

Ya gotta learn how to fix a flat. It happens, usually miles from home.

BluesDawg 06-26-07 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Weak Link
No one has said helmet yet, so....

helmet.

Ya gotta learn how to fix a flat. It happens, usually miles from home.

He said new bike, not first bike.

Artkansas 06-26-07 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BluesDawg
He said new bike, not first bike.

But what if his helmet does not match his new bike?

Thrifty1 06-26-07 02:37 PM

Continental tires with "Contact" flat prevention system......

Digital Gee 06-26-07 02:39 PM

Digital camera for ride reports.

Thrifty1 06-26-07 02:41 PM

Area map of pie sources....

Digital Gee 06-26-07 02:46 PM

Pair of Florshiem loafers, but you can choose black or cordovan.

maxwell48 06-26-07 03:35 PM

pump (s) , gloves

MNBikeguy 06-26-07 03:43 PM

Bike Stand
Cassette remover
Bottom Bracket remover
pedal wrench
chain whip
wheel truing stand
Assortment of cone wrenches
Chain breaker
Spoke wrenches
Headset wrench
New workbench with pegboard
Good bench stool

and.... beer holder

JanMM 06-26-07 04:27 PM

saddles and pedals are accessories? can you ride without them?

The Weak Link 06-26-07 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BluesDawg
He said new bike, not first bike.

You're obviously not a card-carrying OCP ;)

If you were, we'd have to confisgate it and shoot your dog.

daredevil 06-26-07 06:15 PM

Cycling specific clothing. Not exactly a necessity but helpful.

maddmaxx 06-26-07 06:24 PM

It would appear that your going to need a locking presta valve less some guy in a Golden Helmet steals the air out of your tires.

BluesDawg 06-26-07 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Weak Link
You're obviously not a card-carrying OCP ;)

If you were, we'd have to confisgate it and shoot your dog.


I can't even spell OCD, I mean OPC, I mean OCC, I mean ... oh forget it :o

(but I can spell confiscate) :p

The Weak Link 06-26-07 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BluesDawg
I can't even spell OCD, I mean OPC, I mean OCC, I mean ... oh forget it :o

(but I can spell confiscate) :p

You don't know nuthin', boy. I ain't gonna confiscate yer card, I'm gonna confesgate it which is a whole lot worst.

And I'm still gonna shoot yer dog.

Camilo 06-26-07 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Weak Link
No one has said helmet yet, so....

helmet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MNBikeguy

.... beer holder

Two birds w/ one stone:

BluesDawg 06-26-07 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Weak Link
You don't know nuthin', boy. I ain't gonna confiscate yer card, I'm gonna confesgate it which is a whole lot worst.

And I'm still gonna shoot yer dog.

You'll wish you hadn't. She gets mean when people shoot her. So do I.

pdq 5oh 06-26-07 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Weak Link
You don't know nuthin', boy. I ain't gonna confiscate yer card, I'm gonna confesgate it which is a whole lot worst.

And I'm still gonna shoot yer dog.

Please don't shoot the dog. I'd hate to see you crying on Dr. Phil. :D

boston blackie, get a good computer and stuff to fix a flat.

solveg 06-26-07 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanMM
saddles and pedals are accessories? can you ride without them?


Apparently.

http://biketrials.com/review/Product...6__/index.html


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