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Old 07-19-11, 08:59 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-19-11, 10:28 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-19-11, 10:39 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-20-11, 05:33 AM   #5
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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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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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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.
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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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