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You have $100 to invest in your commuter/gear....

Old 05-07-16, 06:30 AM
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You have $100 to invest in your commuter/gear....

Fun, yet serious poll: How would you spend $100 on your bike and/or gear?


Upgrade your lights? Add fenders? New rain shell? Warmer gloves? Replace worn cables?
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Old 05-07-16, 07:46 AM
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I have everything I need to ride all year round in all weather conditions and my 3 bikes are all set up exactly how I want them...I don't need any upgrades or any cycling specific paraphernalia.
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Old 05-07-16, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
Fun, yet serious poll: How would you spend $100 on your bike and/or gear?


Upgrade your lights? Add fenders? New rain shell? Warmer gloves? Replace worn cables?
I'm good with bike and clothes. So, I'd spend the money on more gels and cliff bars. I go through both pretty quickly.
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Old 05-07-16, 08:32 AM
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If I had to invest $100, I'd upgrade my bike computer. My current computer is old and well used. I've dropped it a number of times, all of the buttons are uniquely broken albeit adequately repaired. It sits loosely on my handlebar, and the data output can only be described as minimal. I have no idea what a $100 will get you for a bike computer these days. My original was less than $20 when I bought it years ago.
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Old 05-07-16, 09:46 AM
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another Shopping/ consumption question ?

I spent $15 more ($115) than that for my Grundens -Riv Bike- cycle rain cape Grunden's Bike Poncho

they have gone up , since.

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Old 05-07-16, 09:57 AM
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sigma bike computer that does cadence .... spotify premium (pay monthly), decent tyres and fenders
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My fenders and grips both need to be replaced. $100 would just about cover the maintenance expense.
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Old 05-07-16, 12:03 PM
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I'd invest in a Dinotte quad-red tail light. I know... $100 isn't enough. Well, I'd put it aside and budget $25/month from my Social Security retirement check, until I could make the purchase. But I don't have that $100 <grin>
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I could use another pair of shorts and some socks.
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Old 05-07-16, 04:00 PM
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Prolly would just add it to my bike fund. Always looking for the next really good deal for a flip. My needs are minimal to none. If I really need something I get it. If I had to get something right then and there is prolly out it toward clothing. Rapha makes some nice looking urban/touring shorts
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Old 05-07-16, 04:34 PM
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A nicer lunch bag.
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Old 05-07-16, 04:53 PM
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i'd buy these Bicycle Touring Bags or Best Offer

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Old 05-07-16, 04:58 PM
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I'd go for clothes. I'm pretty happy with the rest of my stuff.
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A few more hours of day care so I could ride
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Old 05-07-16, 06:09 PM
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I would likely get a pair of Schwalbe Marathons. Maybe spend any leftover on some brake pads, I like to keep stuff like that stocked up. The tires would be sitting around for a while. My present pair have less than two grand on them. And I'm hoping to get at least 10 grand before I replace them. A new chain or a long sleeve jersey would work also.
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Old 05-07-16, 06:16 PM
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If I didn't have any accessories, the first thing I'd get is a mirror. The second thing would be lights (assuming I would be riding in low light. The third thing I'd get is a bright jacket for high visibility. The fourth thing I'd get is a simple computer that tells speed and time. Of course, I'd have to get shoes, pedals, and shorts but now I'm way over $100.
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Old 05-08-16, 12:25 AM
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This time of year, lights and reflective stuff to enhance visibility. I need a better taillight to mount on the rear rack.

In winter, a decent windbreaker/rain jacket and a poly baselayer undershirt -- which I did buy. Very worthwhile. The sleeveless baselayer undershirt is comfy under a casual cotton pullover or button down shirt in warm weather too -- minimizes wet spots from sweating. Comfy without dressing in bikey looking clothing.
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If I HAD to spend 100$ now on bicycle gear, I'd toss the front tyre (although it's new) and get a wider one. That would be a 6$ setback at a LBS. Spend the rest on another Abus Bordo Granit lock for about 90$. What's left I'd spend on beer at the first ride - that counts as bike gear?
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Some *real* bike jerseys. Reflective ones with pockets. Maybe replace my Giro helmet, as mine is pushing 5+ years old. Never took a dive with it, looks and fits great, but I think I'm due for another.

Bike wise, looking to redo my bag/rack system. Still looking at options there....
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A nicer lunch bag.
I'd go with a nicer lunch. I tire of oatmeal and sardines. Maybe get something different catered in everyday for a week.
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My "something else" is "nothing". I'll save the $100.
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Anything to do with a bike is not an investment. Get real.
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You can always use more or better biking clothes. Unless you've already splurged on those. Nice vented rain jacket, neoprene shoe covers, wool layers or socks, various jerseys, whatever gap there is in your wardrobe.
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Old 05-08-16, 10:53 AM
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I've never been 100% satisfied with my trunk rack/pannier combination. The one I have is a $25 Schwinn knock-off of a bag with two fold-out panniers made by Topeak and others. I have never felt spending the extra money for the "real" Topeak version (with the slip-on mount system) was justified, but if someone gave me $100 (which someone, coincidentally, just did!) I might bite the bullet and go buy the Topeak bag.
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Old 05-08-16, 11:58 AM
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Fenders for my escape and a couple cheapo post racks to put on each bike.
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