OK, quick summary: I just got a used Specialized Tricross Comp for light trails and road riding, here in Chicagoland. Being a new rider I have nothing in the way of clothing and accessories. Rather than buying stuff one at a time off ebay or CL or at a store, I thought I should get a list together of everything I will need to really get the most out of riding. In terms of clothes, I have lots of wicking running gear (Hind Drylete tights and long sleeve tops, UnderArmour tops and bottoms, Hind Arctic Drylete top, etc.).
The only thing I have for the bike is an old tool kit that fits under the seat. Here's what I *think* I need. Please offer any advice of what to get and/or where to get it. I don't really want to spend as much on clothing and accessories as I did on my bike.
1) Bike pump
2) water bottle/holder
4) clipless pedals
5) spare tube
7) biking jacket to go over wicking top on cold days
8) some kinda lube for keeping the drivetrain in tiptop condition
So, do I really need all this stuff? I don't really feel the need to *look* like a professional rider (hence no biking jerseys on my list), but I want to be comfortable and get decent stuff so I don't have to upgrade in a year. Any advice on specific products would be appreciated. I don't mind scanning ebay for stuff and slowly accumulating what I need, and also don't mind getting last year's model of water bottle with slightly less carbon fiber and saving a bit of dough that way.
Thanks for any ideas. I really like this forum in my brief time here!
PS -- I did get a CatEye Micro Wireless computer last week which I really like