General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Road service clean up

Old 09-20-18, 10:16 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 80

Bikes: CAAD 9 - 6, Fuji Sport 12 w/bent wheel - retired

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Road service clean up

what do all y'all carry for road trips, whether local or longer, for those occasions where a messy road repair is necessary. Chain, etc.
Nitrite gloves
Wet ones or the like.
Water bottle
Clean up nanny.
metropical is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
jack002's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southwest MO
Posts: 770

Bikes: (2) 1994 Cannondale R900, red, Silver Trek hybrid

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 65 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
An old sweat rag is all I carry
jack002 is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 10:28 AM
Senior Member
BobbyG's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 4,274

Bikes: 2015 Charge Plug, 1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 793 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 33 Posts
In my commute backpack I have a dish-towel for drying off or cleaning up. On each bike I carry half of a cotton shop rag.
BobbyG is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 01:04 PM
Old fart
JohnDThompson's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 20,345

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 106 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1662 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 22 Posts
There's a reason why traditional bike shorts are black.
JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 01:36 PM
Senior Member
rumrunn6's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 22,676

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2960 Post(s)
Liked 50 Times in 44 Posts
some kind of PKG'd wet wipes, not that they do a complete job but easy enough to throw a cpl in the trunk. I usually have a cp sheets of some kind of paper towel product as well

yes to nitrile gloves. I mean, why not? even if my fat fingers tear them, they still help a little. of course after a 3rd flat, don't really give a dam anymore

fyi, tired of using multiple band aides to cover a thumb cut I used just 1 finger from a nitrile glove & secured it w a single band aide, works great!

of course finding what you need in the trunk can be fun ... so I separate items with ziplock bags

Last edited by rumrunn6; 09-20-18 at 01:40 PM.
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 02:32 PM
Senior Member
Oldguyonoldbike's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 624

Bikes: Colnago Tecnos, Ciöcc Exige, Black Mountain Cycles Road

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
An old handkerchief. I also wipe my hands on tall grass, leaves, my shorts, anything really.
Oldguyonoldbike is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 07:18 PM
Senior Member
Slightspeed's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,450

Bikes: 1961 Legnano Gran Premio, 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 453 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 34 Times in 23 Posts
I wrap rolled up spare tubes in an old sock. Helps cushion the tube from other stuff in the seat bag, and provides a hand wipe if I get greased working on something.
Slightspeed is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 09:05 PM
Troul's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 1,500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Municipal lawn sprinkler & free newspaper
Troul is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 09:11 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Chapel Hill NC
Posts: 331

Bikes: 2000 Litespeed Vortex Chorus 10, 1995 DeBernardi Cromor fixie

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 126 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 19 Times in 13 Posts
I stuff some nitrile gloves into the saddle bag between the various other things - CO2 cartridges, multitool, tore levers, etc, to stop things rattling
Litespud is offline  
Old 09-21-18, 03:11 AM
In Real Life
Machka's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,388

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 127 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2848 Post(s)
Liked 41 Times in 30 Posts
Baby wipes.
Machka is offline  
Old 09-21-18, 04:27 AM
Senior Member
GrainBrain's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Central Io-way
Posts: 1,178

Bikes: LeMond Zurich, Giant Talon 29er

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 623 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Municipal lawn sprinkler & free newspaper
Choked on my coffee this morning laughing

GrainBrain is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.