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    Got the bike, now what are the necesities.

    What are some of the necessary things to have while riding?

    and laying around the house?

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    Really, you don't need anything. Its all luxuries. Somethings that make the ride more enjoyable for everyone is hydration pack. If your into Downhill or freeriding, you might want to invest in some good protection for your head and body.

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    Good old military issue camel back... took it off my dad LOL.


    I was looking around the store and saw many different pumps, along with CO2 pumps..

    whats the difference between them all? i mean a pump is a pump isnt it?

    What are the best types of inner tubes and lubes?
    I need to actually try to take care of this bike lol.

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    Ditch the reflectors, camelback, a simple hand pump (stuff in camelback), patch kit, tube and lever if needed.

    Just make sure the valves on the tubes match the valve on the pump (ie schrader or presta) - brand doesn't matter right now.

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    LOL, not many people like reflectors huh?
    So that 80.00 repair seat bag thing with all kinds of stuff in it , that the guy tried to sell me isnt oneof those, must have things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    LOL, not many people like reflectors huh?
    So that 80.00 repair seat bag thing with all kinds of stuff in it , that the guy tried to sell me isnt oneof those, must have things?

    Stricly my own opinion - I don't dig saddle bags on mountain bikes. And for $80 you could do a lot better.

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    get a lid, kid
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    get a lid, kid

    ???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    ???????
    A helmet. Always wear a helmet.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    OH! lol ok

    yea those multi tools were looking pretty cool.
    got a birthday in April, ill ask for one.
    as for the helmet, I dug my Pro-Tect helmet out that i used from BMXing.

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    You'll also want gloves. I ride with half-finger leather gloves that I replace every year (as I usually wear holes through the palms). I don't buy biking gloves - I go with weight lifting gloves. I find they're more durable, although not as light or breathable. I don't just bike, though - I do weight lifting and lawn cutting. Doing all three at the same time really ruins your hands.

    If you're doing more extreme riding, you may want to consider gloves with full finger protection and knuckle guards.

    Always wear a helmet. If you're doing extreme riding, you may want a full-faced helmet.

    Hydration pack.

    I wouldn't go for a saddle bag - camelbak should do everything you want.

    You can get a multi-tool - it'll help you in the case of break downs.

    Spare inner tube.

    Inner tube patch kit.

    As for lubes, DON'T use WD-40 on any part of the bike. You can get proper lubes at the lbs. You can use automotive grease on the chain, if you want.

    I strongly advise wearing sunglasses, or some other form of eyewear. You'll be thankful when that insect dings off the lens and not your eye. Stops the branches from tearing up a part of your face too.
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    Congrats on the Trek!! I'm a Trekie (err not that other kind of trekie) myself, and thats a sweet ride you got yourself.

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    Thanks. I took it for a ride, rides great!
    took it through a gravel trail, handles nice
    Last edited by Cheeto; 01-03-08 at 09:12 PM.

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    A good jersey and shorts (Lycra or baggie, I wear Lycra) are pretty important.

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    For christmas my dads friend, and my riding partner, got me a nice jersey.

    dont got the shorts or anything though lol

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    Try using the search function, there has been many a thread with people posting/asking what to carry on rides.

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    search doesnt work for me for some reason.

    it just freezes up to a white screen

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    I like a seat bag with a tube and levers in it. If you get the CO2 pump you can sometimes get it in too, or a frame pump if you are going to use your bike for quick trips to the store or something and don't want your whole camelbak, you never know when you're going to get a flat. A camelbak is a great back protector too, mine has saved my spine a few times when I took big falls. I learned the hard way to always carry a Powerlink. You never know when someone on the ride will break a chain and that is a major downer if nobody has one.
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    water bottles
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    do clip less shoes/pedals count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    I don't just bike, though - I do weight lifting and lawn cutting. Doing all three at the same time really ruins your hands.
    Wow, that sounds awesome! Pics please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    You can use automotive grease on the chain, if you want.
    Do you? Pics please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Wow, that sounds awesome! Pics please!



    Do you? Pics please!
    Huh? You want pictures of my hands?



    They say white lithium grease is just as good as chain lube.
    Last edited by Zan; 01-03-08 at 07:59 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    They say white lithium grease is just as good as chain lube.
    They is riding with a dirty chain

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    Moar pics of new bike please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    They is riding with a dirty chain
    I don't think they is.
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    you don't grease a chain man .. it'll pick up all kinds of crud and grit

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