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    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?

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    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
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    saddle and computer

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    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.
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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Lights!!!!
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    And in some states and municipalities, a bell.

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    Saddle, pedals, computer, wedge saddle bag, mini tool kit.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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

    helmet.

    Ya gotta learn how to fix a flat. It happens, usually miles from home.
    Last edited by The Weak Link; 06-26-07 at 02:08 PM.

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    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.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    He said new bike, not first bike.
    But what if his helmet does not match his new bike?

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

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Digital camera for ride reports.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Pair of Florshiem loafers, but you can choose black or cordovan.
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    pump (s) , gloves

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    Bike Stand
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    and.... beer holder
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    saddles and pedals are accessories? can you ride without them?

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    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.

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    Cycling specific clothing. Not exactly a necessity but helpful.
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    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.

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    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

    (but I can spell confiscate)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    I can't even spell OCD, I mean OPC, I mean OCC, I mean ... oh forget it

    (but I can spell confiscate)
    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.

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    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:
    Last edited by Camilo; 08-02-07 at 11:59 PM.

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    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.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    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.

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

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    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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