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Old 08-23-15, 07:20 AM
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Accessory that was worth the money

I got to thinking about all the stuff I have purchased over the years for various activities that turned out to be totally worthless or never used. There are some non-essential things I have purchased that were really a great addition so I wondered what the members have added that is now a great addition.

For me it was the gel cushioned gloves that really made a difference on the hands and arms.
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Old 08-23-15, 07:38 AM
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More essential than accessory.

Pump
Dynamo lights
Rack and various bags
Bell
Fenders
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Old 08-23-15, 08:18 AM
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Seat bag. Though small, it contains snaks and a spare tire tube. Then there is the mini pump. When first starting road riding in the '70s I never had a flat. Ever. Those 27x1.25s were a beast. Now? I wont ride without this stuff.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:21 AM
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USB chargeable front mini light.
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Old 08-23-15, 09:11 AM
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Italian roadbike mirror. Especially after I had my neck fused.
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Old 08-23-15, 09:21 AM
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airzound air horn. I know they hear me cause I often get the finger.
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Old 08-23-15, 09:35 AM
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airzound air horn. I know they hear me cause I often get the finger.
When you get "the finger" you know that you got your message across.

That works the other way too. It aggravates them more when you act like you didn't notice.
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Old 08-23-15, 10:59 AM
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Around these parts, it's insulated water bottles, especially in the summer.
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Old 08-23-15, 05:58 PM
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Dynamo hub and lights (includes usb port for charging phone) on my commuter/touring bike.
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Old 08-23-15, 07:27 PM
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knee warmers.. got to keep the knees warm
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Old 08-23-15, 07:39 PM
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Great purchases

Long-sleeve jersey with attached hood (I have 4 and use them all winter)
Arm warmers
Leg warmers
Cycling sandals w/SPD

A waste

Some "Vista" lights I purchased many years back - impossible (or near impossible) to get replacement bulbs.

My wife's Cannondale R300 - she hated it.

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Old 08-23-15, 08:15 PM
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Athletic, tight-fit hoodie to wear under windbreaker shell. Best winter garment I own.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:24 PM
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Sidi shoes. Every time I put them on I silently (and sometimes out loud) thank my wife for making me get them.

I also love my Under Amour base layers. It amazes me how much more comfortable i am when the weather gets just a little cooler.

Super ultra lightweight Pearl Izumi jacket. My wife has one that's similar from Castilli. The point is that it's often just what we need, and it's super small in the pocket.

One more

Park Tools tire boots. They've saved us a couple of times. Don't leave home without one.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:32 PM
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Sidi shoes. Cinelli cork bar tape.
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Old 08-24-15, 08:19 AM
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My 50+ jersey.
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Old 08-24-15, 09:31 AM
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DiNotte strobe taillight.
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Old 08-24-15, 11:50 AM
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Being a wheel component, the Hub Dynamo powered LED Head and taillight are not really an "accessory", but I still like mine

I bought a Minoura Double waterbottle back of the saddle mount,
It lets me Use a British saddle bag on my Pleather covered Saddle and have it secure .

one of these WC Seat Post, Size 27.2mm, Aluminum, Black ? WiseCracker also cured my slipping seatpost.
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Old 08-24-15, 12:01 PM
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MagicShine headlight that I bought a few years back.
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Old 08-24-15, 12:37 PM
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Rhode Gear mirror (mounts on brake lever)
Rhode Gear Flickstand
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Old 08-24-15, 02:08 PM
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Ergon grips for my commuter.

Velcro tie strap thing for the pump on my classic.

Flight Deck on my main road bike... I really am going to miss that whenever I won't be able to get another one.
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Old 08-24-15, 02:49 PM
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Cigarette Lighter.
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Old 08-24-15, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by volosong View Post
DiNotte strobe taillight.
I have the 400 Daytime one and i love it too...
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My Lupine Betty R 4500 Lumen Headlamp..
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Old 08-24-15, 03:11 PM
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Old 08-24-15, 08:25 PM
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Cygolite Metro 300 front light and Cyrgolite HotShot 2w flashing rear light. Both are usb.
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