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    Handy Bicycle 50+ Accessories You Might Not Have Thought Of??

    What different accessories make your riding better, more fun, more productive, or are just nice to have?

    Here is one I use all the time. It folds into my wedge or my jersey pocket. Often I get a call to pick up some fruit or something else at the store. I can carry almot 25 pounds. Or, as I peel off layers, I get this out and stuff the layers inside. About $10 - I have one on each bike. It is very small and becomes pretty big as it unfolds into a back pack with shoulder straps and all. Kiva Key Chain Pack.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kiva-K08-83-Ke.../dp/B000BNGHJO




    Any other accessories, etc.? Please share!
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    Electric motor hidden in the frame and a small lightweight jet engine are two that could come in handy for those tough climbs.

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    @DnvrFox Definitely just added that to my amazon wish list (I'm on a pretty tight budget right now).

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    Difibrillator and a CB radio just incase the cell phone craps out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilman_15106 View Post
    Electric motor hidden in the frame and a small lightweight jet engine are two that could come in handy for those tough climbs.
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    Difibrillator and a CB radio just incase the cell phone craps out.
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    I keep a pair of folding reading glasses in my seat pack. Sometimes I just can't see what I'm working on for on the road repairs.
    I also have this on both bikes. Handy way to carry the phone. I tried putting it in my jersey pocket but the pocket sags more than I'm comfortable with. Its just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    What different accessories make your riding better, more fun, more productive, or are just nice to have?

    Here is one I use all the time. It folds into my wedge or my jersey pocket. Often I get a call to pick up some fruit or something else at the store. I can carry almot 25 pounds. Or, as I peel off layers, I get this out and stuff the layers inside. About $10 - I have one on each bike. It is very small and becomes pretty big as it unfolds into a back pack with shoulder straps and all. Kiva Key Chain Pack.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kiva-K08-83-Ke.../dp/B000BNGHJO




    Any other accessories, etc.? Please share!
    Great idea! Going to get one!
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    I use a ammo bag on my handlebars. fits nicely and has alot of room.10 dollars at surplus store.

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    LOL I like this.
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    This is nice! Is it big enough for an iPhone? some of the pictures of phone holders show little bitty flip phones or blackberries. I have a phone that is about the size of an iPhone, and would love to have my phone right at my fingertips if needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I also have this on both bikes.
    [url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/exercise/wQK0fcq/]
    http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt...q/exercise.png


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    Not much I would carry now that I didn't carry twenty years ago. In fact experience has taught me to carry only the necessary bits on the bike and nothing surplus. But I retire next year and I intend not to drive a car. Any local trips to the docs- the LBS- the town for shopping will be done by bike- or by foot. Don't like walking so it is going to be by bike. My concern will be Bike Security so I am going to be looking at a lightweight security system for the bike that does not weigh very much or take much room------- And be effective.

    But carrying that little bit of shopping back and I have a Muset that the Pro riders use. Made of cotton- packs up very small and invaluable when you go to the LBS and find that must have item(s) that are just a bit big for the jersey pockets.

    Didn't have it with me last Sunday when I bought 5lbs of Small Plaice while out on the ride. Good job I had the bib shorts on as they slipped into the straps on my back. Got a few odd looks from bystanders at the old bloke riding with a "Deformed" back that was riding so fast.
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    Most of the folks in my group are using the Mountain Feedbag. Carries a surprising amount, and it's easier to access while riding than a bar bag.

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