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    Senior Member kv501's Avatar
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    FWIW, I fit the following in this bag:

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    1 tube
    Lezyne Alloy Drive (with a cartridge in side)
    2 extra CO2 cartridges
    Rema patch kit
    Park CT-5 chain tool
    Extra KMC quick link
    5mm hex wrench
    6mm hex wrench
    Presta-Schrader adapter (just in case; it takes up almost no room)
    2 tire levers

    It's a tight fit but it does all go in there.

    Here's what's in my jersey:

    2nd spare tube
    Debit card
    Phone
    Cleat covers
    A couple gels if I'm riding 50-60 miles
    3rd Water bottle

    I ride way out in the boonies and if that stuff can't get me home I'm calling for someone to get me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    Dude you gotta check the tire before mounting it. See a hole or something, put a dollar bill in it or something. Omggg

    century is short, thats <6 hrs. Bring 1 tube. Most centuries are done with other people, lots of other cyclist would give you another tube if you got ANOTHER flat. I dont ride centuries solo, that's super boring.
    It was a small tear, it was raining and i missed it. I had just crashed into the grass because my flat front tire dug into the lawn i was trying to pull over into. I was with one other person who had an extra tube and Park tire boot. for long rides i now carry 2 tubes and on all rides i have a tire boot in all of my saddlebags.

    sorry that you're too AWESOME that you have to beg other people to help you out. a few extra ounces in certain circumstances isn't going to be the end of the world. you also make a lot of assumptions about where people ride, how they ride, and who they ride with. I've done a century solo, i've been on rides where there is no place to stop for water etc.

    You said someone was packing for the sierras that had 1 tube and a tire boot more than you carry.. you are just a jackass.

    Just because YOU have had no problems with what you carry (or not) doesn't mean others do.

    carry on being a ******bag.
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    I ride for fun and to work out. I don't race, and I don't care if a saddlebag and/or two water bottles doesn't fit someone else's idea of cool. This aint the "hot or not" thread.

    In a Topeak small size saddlebag:
    1 tube
    1 inflator with 2 CO2 cartridges
    patch kit
    multi-tool that includes Allen and spoke wrenches, tire levers, chain breaker all together in one tool
    $20 in cash
    I keep meaning to put some latex gloves in there, but I always forget. Plus all my shorts are black, so I can (and do) use them to wipe my hands.

    On the bike:
    A really small carbon bodied mini-pump. I never used to ride with one, but it's so small and light, it's good to have just in case - mostly for long, unsupported rides. It hides under a water bottle mount, so most people don't even notice it. Wouldn't care if they did.
    Two water bottles for anything over 30 miles. I once dropped a bottle, and a car ran over it before I could get it. So, 2 is good for me.

    On me:
    Road ID
    iPhone
    munchies - qty varies with length of ride
    car keys if I have to drive to where the ride starts
    driver's license if I am going though Pendelton or somewhere that I need to show it
    sometimes a credit card, depending on the ride, especially if there is a group meal afterwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEckhaus View Post
    I ride for fun and to work out. I don't race, and I don't care if a saddlebag and/or two water bottles doesn't fit someone else's idea of cool. This aint the "hot or not" thread.

    In a Topeak small size saddlebag:
    1 tube
    1 inflator with 2 CO2 cartridges
    patch kit
    multi-tool that includes Allen and spoke wrenches, tire levers, chain breaker all together in one tool
    $20 in cash
    I keep meaning to put some latex gloves in there, but I always forget. Plus all my shorts are black, so I can (and do) use them to wipe my hands.

    On the bike:
    A really small carbon bodied mini-pump. I never used to ride with one, but it's so small and light, it's good to have just in case - mostly for long, unsupported rides. It hides under a water bottle mount, so most people don't even notice it. Wouldn't care if they did.
    Two water bottles for anything over 30 miles. I once dropped a bottle, and a car ran over it before I could get it. So, 2 is good for me.

    On me:
    Road ID
    iPhone
    munchies - qty varies with length of ride
    car keys if I have to drive to where the ride starts
    driver's license if I am going though Pendelton or somewhere that I need to show it
    sometimes a credit card, depending on the ride, especially if there is a group meal afterwards
    This is nearly my exact setup except I do have the latex gloves, and an Android

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
    How are you going to find the hole without a tub of water?
    By using your stupid/heavy/big/ugly frame pump that everyone who has a puncture wants to borrow.

    Pump-hiss-look-patch.

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    Spare tube, two levers, tube of Tufo sealant, few spare valves and removal tool, patch kit, spoke truing tool, some cash, a big fat joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    patch kit? lol what is the 1900's? you guys have to be kidding
    Did I miss some innovation in the last 13 years that makes patches outmoded? I can see not liking to patch tubes, but what has changed since the 1900s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    Did I miss some innovation in the last 13 years that makes patches outmoded? I can see not liking to patch tubes, but what has changed since the 1900s?
    style yo!!! you can't be "legit" if you patch man!!!
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    I've watched many people bungle their co2 cartridges, and then borrow a pump.


    I carry TP, a small squeeze bottle of rubbing alcohol, a small rag, and recently added a couple of gauze pads and some tape, and a small knife.

    Also bring the super-light jacket even if the day is warm.

    A few resources for shock, trauma, bleeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankAndYank View Post
    Saddle bags are for Freds.

    1 tube, 2 CO2, 1 Microflate, 2 irons, phone. All in a jersey pocket where it belongs.
    Problem with this approach is that you've got to grab the stuff and put in your jersey each ride. Pack the repair essentials in a small saddle bag, you only have to do it once, and its always with the bike when you need it.
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    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonz50 View Post
    style yo!!! you can't be "legit" if you patch man!!!
    Patch kit is for the rare second flat.

    Much more stylish than walking, or calling for a ride.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Patch kit is for the rare second flat.

    Much more stylish than walking, or calling for a ride.
    thread bleed reference I think you may have missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Patch kit is for the rare second flat.
    Roger that! I carry one of these in my bag for emergencies (which I have never used). It takes no room, and my Lezyne Micro Caddy even has a pouch just for it

    When I do patch, I prefer to patch at home with Rema patches.

    I also carry a small roll of 1" Gorilla Tape. It makes a good boot, and twice this year it has saved other riders when the plastic clamp on their seat bags broke. NOTE: DON'T US SEAT BAGS THAT HAVE PLASTIC CLAMPS!
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    I'm pretty minimalist on what I bring, even on a century.
    -CO2 pump and cartridge
    -Multi-tool with built in tire levers
    -LED rear light

    All in this bag, plus electrolyte enhancements & a mini-lock on a long ride.
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