Hi everybody, hubby and I have taken the plunge and bought a couple of bikes primarily to carry with us in our camper van (very very small RV). We used to carry an off-road motorbike on the back of our old camper, but our new one is smaller so we've gone with bikes.
After scouring the forums for help, and checking out our LBS's, we decided that hybrids suited our needs best, so we bought a couple of Trek 7.5's. My head is still reeling and my purse hasn't yet recovered from the initial kit out.
So here's what we've got so far - well the bikes (obviously) and we've had mud guards (fenders) fitted. For the bikes we have a couple of spare inner tubes, patches, pump, tyre levers and the alum (hex) key tool thing.
For us, we have helmets, gloves, and padded shorts - well mine are one of those snazzy type shorts that has a skirt on top!
As to the rest of our kit, we are wearing our walking gear (we are keen hill walkers) so we have plenty of breathable, wicking and waterproof clothes.
For the bikes I want/need a computer and we need some security locking type device.
I'm not sure what else we will need - so this is where I hope you guys with experience will come in and help maybe with some ideas and recommendations.
And oh yes, we've also bought a Thule clip on high rack so we can carry the bikes on the back of our car.
We've had both bikes since Friday (I got mine a couple of days earlier), and have taken them out three times - 10 miles, 12 miles and 14 miles today. I'm loving it - apart from the to be expected numb bum!