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    $10-$15 Secret Santa gifts for biker?

    Maybe a long shot, but why not ask.

    Doing a Secret Santa gift exchange at work, and I drew a coworker who likes to bike to work like me. Anything fun or cool for 10-15 bucks? New bell? Blinkie light? Gadgets? Bags? Basically, what's the coolest cheap thing you ever bought for your bike (or wanted to)? I was thinking about a globe/ball style compass that can be mounted to handlebars. Some cheap ones on eBay, but they look cheap too! Know what I mean?

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    Bike gloves, Head band, shoe covers. You can get them at Big-5 for about 12 bucks.

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    Have a browse through here for some ideas:
    http://www.nashbar.com/

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    You could just go to www.qbike.com and type in the item you think s/he would like.
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    or a good chain lube for winter conditions

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    Thanks folks. Think I got it sorted out with some spoke lights. Useful and fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingjunkie View Post
    Thanks folks. Think I got it sorted out with some spoke lights. Useful and fun!
    Go to the dollar store and buy a card or two of the little button batteries, as they go through them pretty quickly

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    probably the best 10 bucks i ever spent on my bike for commuting was a safety flag from cycle 9
    believe it or not there is a dramatic change of behavior in the drivers when they see that flag. they give me more room and do not drive so close to me on the road. it is a flag that sticks out sideways not a pole type flag, those flags present a problem in that you can't swing your leg over the bike when you are mounting the bike.

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    Bike Planet's little Spok blinky.

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    If your co-worker doesn't have a CO2 inflator, get them one. It's the kind of thing that's neat to have but that many people won't buy for themselves.

    Multi tools are another good item. Look for one that has a chain tool but that might be a stretch in your price bracket.

    Practically speaking, new inner tubes are always welcome but they're not very festive. It's like getting socks - while you might not be too excited, you can be sure that they will really be used. That's not bad for a $10.00 to $15.00 gift.

    Clif Bars, Power Bars and the like might be fun. $15.00 should buy enough to make a more exciting sized package.

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    Do they have Kirk and McCoy blinkies, too?
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    bell

    Park's new Big Blue 2 book

    DVD of Breaking Away

    box of oat bars

    box of Gatorade powder shots

    retro cycling cap (such as the Pace cap)

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    You know he/she is on here reading this thread, right? Murphy's law and all that. One practical, but less "festive" idea might be a gift card for the local LBS.
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