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    what do you take with you?

    Does everyone carry a bag with tools and tubes when they go for a ride. The majority of the people that i see that ride are not carrying anything. What happens if you flat or your chain pops of on your fixie? It happened to me recently when i was ridding home and hit some rough asphalt and the chain popped off. I was only a few blocks from home but i still had to walk.

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    I take a tube, co2 cartridge and screw on adapter, a bike multitool w/levers, my camera, and whatever random crap I might think I will need. This all goes in a Chrome Metropolis bag. I had to use all these the other night when I flatted about seven miles from home at 11:00pm. :/

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    I ride with armadillo tires so no need for tubes and pumps. My main thing that I usually bring with me is my trusy Park allen wrench for loose screws. I also always carry my leatherman micra(swiss army knife) for phillips head screwdriver needs. That's about it. Of course, I don't do long ass tours. I ride max 50 miles. The most is 100miles with these two tools.

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    i ride with wallet, phone, lock, tri-side hexwrench, and a 15mm/14mm/pedal wrench.

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    sometime, i'll take my chain tool just in case for longer rides. I forgot to mention that also take my ipod shuffle and a backpack with wrap around lock. that about covers it. some of my bikes are equipped with racks so I'll carry extra clothing for cool nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
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    I believe most cultures state that you take nothing with you but your karma.

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    I have a metro card, which usually has a fare on it as I rarely use it, but I also take my bank card so if I get a flat after the bike stores are closed I can refill the metrocard...

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    extra tire, 3 co2 cartridges, tire irons, flat kit, allen wrenches, 15mm cone wrench, headlight, tailight, rubber shoe covers, rain coat, rain pants, water, tobacco, filters, papers, mp3 player, headphones, pens, lighter, hat, helmet, sunglasses, extra socks, cell phone, wallet, axe, aloe, and PIE, and something to put the PIE in to eat it. 4 pm til 4 am i'm ready to go. except sometimes i have to go home to get more pie.

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    i take a rucksack with me, cos i never know how long i will be out for or what i might get. i carry wallet, tubes, pump, phone, spanner, allen keys, multi tool, lol, pretty much everything. i think it is the commuter in me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by desire
    i take a rucksack with me, cos i never know how long i will be out for or what i might get. i carry wallet, tubes, pump, phone, spanner, allen keys, multi tool, lol, pretty much everything. i think it is the commuter in me...
    Word.

    The commuter in <me> calls the shots too.

    I always keep a large plastic bag in my kit in case of a downpour.

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    ive got a little kit i take with a leatherman wave, a pump, multi allen wrench and a 2AA maglite and patch kit. then i have my chain and my clip on head and tail lights...and some deodorant if ive been riding around a bit before i get to uni. almost always my camera and 2 or 3 rolls of film too.

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    chrome citizen wiiiiith
    -raincoat
    -extra shirt
    -extra shorts
    -extra socks
    -co2/nozzle/levers
    -multi-allen tool
    -blinkies
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    pretty much every time i go out
    edit: forgot about my lock
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    ^---GRRR!!! There is no bag big enough for that, is there?

    I've run into troubles enough to believe in the "be prepared" thing. I've flatted on the shortest of trips. I've flatted 3x in one night even. I bring tools enough to overhaul the whole bike...this amounts to a crank bros multi, crescent wrench, funky chain-ring tool, CO2, tubes (more than one) patch kit, whatever lock necessary for the area I'll be in and a first aid kit I swiped from work which amounts to...band-aids! Sounds like a lot, but I hate pulling out the phone and calling for help.

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    It depends on the ride. Often I will carry my bag with me and have everything in there.

    At the minimum, I carry my pump, patch kit, multitool, spare tube, spoke wrench, 15mm wrench, and map. I have taken to wrapping it all "burrito style" in my slightly lower rent hand towel.

    As herst pointed out yesterday, you should always carry a towel in case of emergencies. Don't panic.
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    the bagaboo contains:
    mobile
    moneys
    id stuff
    multiple writing instruments
    box cutter
    swiss army knife
    multi-tool with allen wrenches
    levers
    tube
    pump
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    15mm wrench
    maps
    t-shirt(s)
    contact lens stuff
    powerbook
    ipod mini
    matches
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    toe straps
    ethernet cable
    ear plugs
    water or juice or beer
    magnesium tablets

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    currently my bag contains pens, a pencil, seatpost, ritchey pro logic brake lever, 5 scotchbrite reflective straps, 1 elastic mtbUK magazine velcro strap, flashlight, adjustable wrench, mini tool, 1 plier multi-tool, small serfas pump, spoke wrench, guitar picks, various tins for putting stuff in, calling card, quarters, and a knife.
    Wallet and Id on me.

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    ny lock (with extra key in bag, just in case)
    15mm wrench
    extra tube
    tyre levers
    set of allens
    leatherman wave (i noticed someone else has this one)
    headlight
    taillight
    chintsy little first aid kit that really serves no purpose
    book
    water (or beer, depends on the ride)
    old zippo
    cell phone
    pen
    marker
    paper
    book
    wallet
    crystal meth
    sword
    lance armstrong
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    Hmmm... Let's see :

    Large Ziplock bag for empties and garbage
    Beer/booze, depending on trip
    Camera
    Liter of Water
    Rain Jacket
    Towel
    Bike Map
    GPS
    Bug Spray
    Sunglasses
    Fork
    Pen
    Cell Phone
    Wallet
    Tobacco
    AAA Batteries
    Ibuprofin
    CO2 Pump/Cartridge
    Hand Pump
    Two tubes
    Latex gloves (no greasy chain hands here )
    Multi-tool (includes tire levers and chain tool)
    Extra chain
    Bottle of tri-flow
    Park Polylube 1000 tube
    Black Electrical Tape
    Adjustable wrench
    14 & 15mm sockets/socket wrench
    BB Socket tool
    Crank puller
    Chainring bolt tool
    Allen wrench for my seat
    Patch kit
    Small phillips and straight screwdrivers
    2 slightly mangled cliff bars
    Superglue
    ID & Check Card
    Cash
    Keys
    Passcard for work

    Sometimes I carry my laptop & mouse & charger, too.

    Yeah, I carry way too much stuff. But I almost NEVER get stranded. I think the last time that I needed a ride was over a year ago when I got rear-ended and my back wheel was toast....

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    Preferably no bag, lock in back pocket, cell phone in front left pocket, rubberband holding ID and a few bucks in front right pocket. If anything bad happens I can probably just walk home or to a shop as everything I do in Chicago is within a couple miles.

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    funny.. i was just asking about this in the commuting forum. there all way to cool i guess

    http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    It depends on the ride. Often I will carry my bag with me and have everything in there.

    At the minimum, I carry my pump, patch kit, multitool, spare tube, spoke wrench, 15mm wrench, and map. I have taken to wrapping it all "burrito style" in my slightly lower rent hand towel.

    As hert pointed out yesterday, you should always carry a towel in case of emergencies. Don't panic.
    I like the burrito idea. Right now I'm carrying a camelback HAWG with

    tubes, tire levers, prest adaptor, pump, shock pump(for my mtb bike)chain tool with some spare pins, adjustable wrench, cank bros multi tool, mulit allen wrench tool, some duct tape, wallet, cell, ipod.

    I think that covers everything.

    I just find it strange when i see some people riding around with nothing, not even a saddle bag.

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    Depends on the season. During the summer I have my 15mm ratchet and adjustable wrench, shoes, and lock. Recently I've added my pump and extra tube having finally gotten a flat and had to ride 4 miles home on the rim (god bless deep v's).

    If theres a chance of rain I will throw in a change of clothes. C'mon though, how often does it rain in Los Angeles?
    "Riding bikes on the street is the fuggin jam!" Juvi-Kyle

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