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    meet the mets chicagoamdream's Avatar
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    The single best bike accessory purchase you ever made.

    Sidi Dominators help you meet your wife?

    Rapha African sheepskin gloves that make you weep whenever you think about them?

    New York chain that allows you to relax at work and get things done?

    Pay homage here.

    I'll go first: BaileyWorks Medium. Everything about that bag is so perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    Rack / Panniers for my SS commuter. No more backsweat for me!
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    kryptonite nylock. it's the only thing that i take on every ride.
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    While I do love my Bworks bag, I have to go with MKS Chain Tensioners.
    Absolute perfect chain tension, every time, hassle-free.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    lock
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    mks chain tensioners
    rapha jacket
    light to clip to my bag, and a front light thats easy to remove
    a cheap multitool
    a nice rack to hang a bike on the wall so I can fit both my bikes in my room
    some bike locks.
    double toe straps.
    champ grips.
    gloves.

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    polypro arm warmers are up there for me. Keep 'em in the bag for chilly nights and you're golden. Plus they look cool as hell.

    do eggbeaters count as accessories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No_Minkah
    do eggbeaters count as accessories?
    Clipless systems count.
    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    Slick tires for an old mountain bike.
    Changed my life.

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    does alcohol count as an accessory? cuz i sure use it with my bike a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    does alcohol count as an accessory? cuz i sure use it with my bike a lot.
    Particular brands count.
    Quote Originally Posted by monkey
    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    longsleeve wool jersey. i live in the thing.

    and are S&S Couplers accessories? cuz if they are, all I can say is, LIFE CHANGING. yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
    Particular brands count.
    i wanna change my vote now. la fin du monde unibroue is the best bike accessory purchase i have ever made.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacquie Phelan
    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    I'll see your wool jersey and raise you one sky blue North face stretchy fleece. I wear mine all the time too. Embrace the future!

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    wool leggings and silk 1st layer jersey...great temp range


    these items allow me to ride in evening conditions where
    you start at 60 deg and end up in low 50's or even hi 40's
    and still feel pretty warm even when sweat-wet...without
    overheating early on

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    Steel bar end caps. $5, and not for the gram counters, but if you have bullhorns and flip the bike over a lot for storage, on-street repairs, or whatever they are indescructible compared to plastic that gets scraped up or cracks. You can also bend the little prongs that go into the bars, helps them fit chopped bars way better and you can get them tight enough so that they're never going anywhere without a screwdriver to pry them up. Look great, too. It's a little thing, and most people wouldn't even care, but there's something about having a piece of plastic right there on such a prominent part of an otherwise bulletproof street machine that doesn't really have the feng shui ne sais quoi, knowwhuddImean? Probably the only thing on that frankenbike that isn't pure function, but they're staying.

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    the yakima rack for the top of my car. my bikes have seen both coasts and everything in between from the top of my car. My RELoads are #2 bike related, good bags make a huge difference. And my Kryptochain is #3 for reassurance.

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    full coverage fenders (SKS with homemade mudflaps - on a bike with gears if it matters)
    If you want or need to ride in the rain, get the real deal. **** that clip-on garbage.


    honorable mention:

    Descente full zip fleece jersey - best piece of bike clothing ever. I wear it year round.
    Kool Stop salmon brake pads - predictable performance, last long, easy on rims, work great in the rain
    Sidi Bullets - half the price of Dominators. Mine have lasted 2 years of daily riding.
    Silca Pista pump - bombproof and fully servicable for cheap
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    cell phone. It's never as important to me as it is when I'm riding alone.

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    My Salsa gloves, the only one item that goes on every ride with me

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    Zo bags changed my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    While I do love my Bworks bag, I have to go with MKS Chain Tensioners.
    Absolute perfect chain tension, every time, hassle-free.
    hyper. Can't say I ever investigated chain tensioners. Mind elaborating on how they work and what they are.
    favorite stuff. probably chamois lined cycling shorts. otherwise my arse would be a bloody mess
    and clipless pedals. w/o these, I find me feet really ache.

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    the patch...

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    I'm with the BaileyWorks bag - Large in my case. It has the waterproofness, it has the pockets, it has the comfort on my shoulder, and it has the capacity. Plus, it's black, so I can carry it on one shoulder when I'm off the bike and almost look as professional as the lawyer I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot
    hyper. Can't say I ever investigated chain tensioners. Mind elaborating on how they work and what they are.



    The slide onto the rear axel and fit around track ends.
    Using the small hex-head, they pull the wheel back in the drops and you can precisely dial in alignment and tension.
    $30 most places but well worth it.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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