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    Senior Member Modest Proposal's Avatar
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    I just got my first messenger job

    I won't be on my ss but I do want advice or a list of equipment I can consider essential before I start.

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    for me, i think it was the water proof windbreak jacket shell that rolls up into its own pocket that i kept in my bag...lifesaver for days you didn't think we're gonna be rainy/snowy or rediculously windy,other than that, helmet, backup battery, extra tube, C02 cartrige, that kinda jazz

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    are there messengers in morgantown wv
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    how about a warm and small hat
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    lights, spare batteries, light weight breathable raingear that packs in its own pocket, co2 inflater and spare cartridges, mini pump, spare tubes and patch kit tools, water and some food stuffs (trust me you will be eating all the time), some cash for the oh crap that was my last tube/patch/ co2 cartridge, mudguards, and I like a front basket it takes the weight of for a while some times and you can haul more it also acts as a bumper...
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    QUICK! Act like you're cooler than everyone else on a bike!!!

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    yeah thats sure to win people over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natron
    QUICK! Act like you're cooler than everyone else on a bike!!!

    ummmmmmmm

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    take a paperback

    it's summer and you are new. get ready for standby
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    you'll need a nice bag that does not move around on you.

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    nybmf.org has a nice resource page for rookies as well
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    Pump.
    Multi-tool.
    15mm wrench-small.
    Tube+patch kit.
    Pens.
    Folder-for buckslips/holding filings.
    Book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy
    Pens.
    Folder-for buckslips/holding filings.
    Book.
    or one of those hard cover aluminum clip boards and a gameboy
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    take a paperback

    it's summer and you are new. get ready for standby
    yeah...i just got told i'm the "senior guy" at my company, and i still need to remember to pack a paperback in the morning.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    thanks for all the replies. I stepped out for a minute. It seems like the jist of everything is prepare for anything. I wonder if I can get the company to pay for some of this gear. I will also be working night shifts 10pm-5am so I should invest in some lights. I was wondering about the basket thing does having a front basket make steering more difficult? Also, I am delivering food, subs and fountain sodas, are there any special baskets or basket inserts for drinks? Does food delivery make me less of a messenger?

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    Eat a lot of children. You need to keep your calories up if you are going to be burning them. I just hate small children, despite the famine being over.

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    i see what you did there

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    Well I'd say you're more of a bicycle delivery person, as messenger would imply you carry some kind of message. But food delivery is the way to go. Hourly wage, shorter shifts, tips, and free food(unless they are d1ckz)
    this bike is a pipecleaner

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    My message is delicious food at affordable prices with friendly and efficient service. Also, I get a shift meal if I work 8 hours but I am usually scheduled for between 4-6 hours. The employee discount however, is 50% off.

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    forget all of this advice if you are a pizza or sub boy

    all you need is no shame
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    There is probably more shame in hoofing it back to the shop with my bike on my back than being overly prepared. Also, its not like my work uniform is embarassing or anything. But the name, Jimmy John's, is a little ridiculous.

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    food delivery is better really?

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    im hungry now

    can someone bring me a sandwich
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    I agree it seems that way for all of the reasons rapgod mentioned. They are all true and I make 5% commission on the sales I deliver.

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    food deliver is good sometimes get a front rack and make some cup holder for your self
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    retem you are tooooo forgiving

    why has no one asked why he titled the thread the way he did
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