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Old 04-25-07, 08:52 PM
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How do you cary all your crap?

Whenever I load all of my crap up for a race I have to stuff it all in a old college backpack, but that is getting old really fast. What does everyone use to get all their cycling crap to and from races in an organized fashion? Does someone make cycling specific bags?
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Old 04-25-07, 08:54 PM
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I have a 3day hiking pack that I stuff full of my racing gear. Gregory Z-Pack, its pretty decent for touring too...
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Old 04-25-07, 08:56 PM
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I just bought the Nashbar Duffel from Nashbar.com, it is nice, has a compartment for your shoes, a seperate dirty gear bag and plenty of room for the rest of your stuff. I just looked and it looks like its on sale right now too! Pearl Izumi also makes a nice bag, litte more spendy but as with all Pearl items i'm sure its worth the price.
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Old 04-25-07, 09:08 PM
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Cycling specific bags? Anytime you see cycling specific, you can bet on doubling the cost of the darn thing.

How about just a duffle bag for everything and some plastic baggies from the grocery store for your stinkies and shoes? Just see if you can find one with compartments for your small things like glasses and stuff and if you can, some bottle holders.
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Old 04-25-07, 09:34 PM
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I use a duffle for the misc soft stuff, a wheel bag for wheels, and I always have plastic bags for garbage and wet items. Really should not need more except maybe a cooler??
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Old 04-25-07, 09:36 PM
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I stuff everything into a small North Face pack. Winter stuff at the bottom, summer kit at the top, base layer/arm warmers/tubes/socks in the outside compartment, cell phone/wallet/keys in the top flap. Bottles on the sides. Helmet held on by the nylon "web"
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Old 04-25-07, 09:43 PM
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north face 3500 backpack.
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Old 04-25-07, 09:48 PM
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I have a pretty big duffel from colorado cyclist (it's branded with their name). I can even stuff a silca pista into it. And it usually weighs as much as I do-- you're not a trackie unless you carry your body weight in equipment to every training session or race. I carry extra wheels in the wheel bags that performance sells on sale at $10-$15 depending on the day.
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Old 04-25-07, 10:17 PM
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Mail bin, big, nice wide open top, fits everything nice and easy. If you need easy trans I prefer a messenger bag, large or x-large again nice wide top. Much easier to find your second glove, or knee warmer with one of those then having to dig into a back pack.
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Old 04-25-07, 10:44 PM
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I have a cycling specific bag I bought 14 years ago from Performance (house branded) I think for $20-30. It's great because it has a compartment for the helmet, a ventilated compartment for shoes, a ventilates pouch for the gloves, a larger pouch for sunglasses, a water bottle sleeve, and a main compartment large enough to hold a team kit, arm warmers, leg warmers, jacket, street clothes, and more. When I raced, I used that and a standard too box, which allowed me to make only 2 trips from the car to the velodrome infield on race day. All of it plus my spare wheels fit in my trunk for crits and road races.
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I'm a Canuck, we use a hockey bag for everything -- groceries, taking the kids to school, packing the barbeque to the park, laundromat, storing condoms. And of course, bike stuff.
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I use a Look kit bag I got when I was racing in France. That was years ago and it fell apart a long time back (much like it's owner . But it still gets used.
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on my racing bike, normally can't. So I use that bike for fair weather, Sunday morning kind of rides. If I should take out that bike and need carry stuff, I use my Schwinn backpack.
With my commuter bikes with panniers, there is no such problem. On the race bike, I do carry a small handlebar bag. That offers sufficient room for my tools, id, etc. oh, yes. trying to get my wife into cycling. I bought an insulated, picnic basket that even has a place to keep one's wine cool. All rolled up within a back pack. For the most part didn't work. Glad, I bought it tho.
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Originally Posted by Stallionforce
I'm a Canuck, we use a hockey bag for everything -- groceries, taking the kids to school, packing the barbeque to the park, laundromat, storing condoms. And of course, bike stuff.
that's no joke, people.
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I once saw a guiy riding to a race with his spare wheels strapped to his back, not in a wheel bag
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I have a nice big North Face duffel bag from my mountaineering days....so I use that.
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I use an adidas duffle bag, it's pretty big with pockets on both ends where I keep my warmers, gloves, etc. It holds just about everything I need.
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Originally Posted by Medic2382
I just bought the Nashbar Duffel from Nashbar.com, it is nice, has a compartment for your shoes, a seperate dirty gear bag and plenty of room for the rest of your stuff. I just looked and it looks like its on sale right now too! Pearl Izumi also makes a nice bag, litte more spendy but as with all Pearl items i'm sure its worth the price.
I just looked at the nashbar duffle, looks nice a priced as much as my adidas duffle. I'm tempted to get that as it has more compartments and i like the water bottle holders. $25 is not a bad price at all.
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Mike I use one of these http://www.rocketsciencesports.com/

One of my old teammates owns this company and this bag is awesome. It's got storage for you shoes clothes, kit, dirty kit, food, cell phone, helmet, you name it. I can get a whole weekends worth of racing stuff and street clothes into this one bag, and if you need to ride with it if fits awesome.
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Organized fashion? I toss everything in the back of the Durango. Half of it stays there till the next race.
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+1 to chrome bag.
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I have the aforementioned Nasbar bag as well, and it has worked well enough for me despite not really racing too much. Now I have this Park Advanced Mechanic Tool Set that I lug around too, but I can fix anything in a pinch much easier then last year.

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Originally Posted by mike9903
What does everyone use to get all their cycling crap to and from races in an organized fashion?


My car.

I do have a large duffle bag. Big enough to hold everything but the bike!
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