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    Senior Member ps249's Avatar
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    What do you put in your saddlebags?

    What do you keep in them for short or long hauls?

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    How often does this question come up a week on bike forums? Has to be a close second to ... I'm a newbie what bike should I buy?

    Anyway here's my usual answer... I don't use one but prefer a tool bottle, because to me they look like an old scrotum hanging from the saddle. I don't need another one. lol
    And before anyone comments about the need for a second water bottle on long rides, I don't need a second, because my rides have natural springs everywhere. This is what I carry in my tool bottle.
    Last edited by giantcfr1; 10-19-13 at 03:37 AM.
    Road Bike: 2004 ORBEA Mitis2+Carbon, Freekin' groovy Urban / Mountain Road Cruising Bike: 2007 CANNONDALE Bad Boy Disc, MTB: 2012 Trek Gary Fisher Collection Marlin WSD 29er

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    Tube, patch kit, tire lever, CO2 inflator, and 3 allen keys.

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    Standard repair stuff in my saddle bag (tubes, COs, tire tool, multitool), plus phone, one credit card and enough keys to get back inside my house.

    But I only have a saddle bag on my road bike. My hybrid has a trunk bag and sometimes panniers. So I include all kinds of useful stuff, like an old T shirt to wipe off with, extra lights, beer, flour, sugar, milk, etc.

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    I carry 1 tube, 3 tire levers, a Topeak multitool, patch kit and a credit card and I have a mini-pump attached to the down tube beside my water bottle.

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    Not a noob here by any means- I just never bothered to use a saddlebag. Majority of my riding is on local rail trails. Thanks for your input.

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    Miscellaneous pieces of dead hookers

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    Spare tube (wrapped in an old sock), adjustable wrench, multi-tool (with a chain breaker and spoke tool), Swiss army knife, tire levers, patch kit, basic first aid kit, two gel shots. A small pump is attached to the frame.

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    I have a medium-sized saddle bag (one of these) containing:

    small first-aid kit
    CO2 inflator
    2 x CO2 cartridges
    patch kit
    tire levers
    Presta to Schrader adapter
    2 x small cotton rags
    a few wire ties
    small adjustable wrench
    multi-tool

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    IF im not wearing it, My Rain gear, to put on when it Is Raining.

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    Just came across this thread; i know it's a little old. I like to add that I put some food (Carbs) in my bag. It helps when I am out on the trail and my sugar starts to drop.

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    Spare tube, 2 levers, 2 allen keys. I keep my mini pump and snacks in my jersey pocket.

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    3 levers, 2 tubes, 1 patch kit, mini pump, keys, phone, u-lock, extra sweater now that it's winter, couple clif bars, mini-tool

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