Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Road service clean up

Notices
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
  #1  
metropical
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 93

Bikes: CAAD 9 - 6

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 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.
Rag
Spit
Water bottle
Clean up nanny.
metropical is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 10:19 AM
  #2  
jack002
Senior Member
 
jack002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southwest MO
Posts: 786

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

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
An old sweat rag is all I carry
jack002 is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 10:28 AM
  #3  
BobbyG
Senior Member
 
BobbyG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 5,262

Bikes: 2015 Charge Plug, 2007 Dahon Boardwalk, 1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1155 Post(s)
Liked 977 Times in 477 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
  #4  
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 22,693

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 133 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2635 Post(s)
Liked 1,300 Times in 813 Posts
There's a reason why traditional bike shorts are black.
JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 01:36 PM
  #5  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 25,126

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3813 Post(s)
Liked 975 Times in 679 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 online now  
Old 09-20-18, 02:32 PM
  #6  
Oldguyonoldbike
Senior Member
 
Oldguyonoldbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Norman, OK
Posts: 758

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

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 105 Post(s)
Liked 92 Times in 49 Posts
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
  #7  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,220

Bikes: 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: 64 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 726 Post(s)
Liked 726 Times in 387 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
  #8  
Troul 
:D
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 4,077
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 957 Times in 696 Posts
Municipal lawn sprinkler & free newspaper
__________________
-Oh Hey!
Troul is offline  
Old 09-20-18, 09:11 PM
  #9  
Litespud
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Chapel Hill NC
Posts: 1,353

Bikes: 2000 Litespeed Vortex Chorus 10, 1995 DeBernardi Cromor S/S, Nashbar 3sp commuter

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 510 Post(s)
Liked 537 Times in 301 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
  #10  
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 52,052

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3173 Post(s)
Liked 450 Times in 267 Posts
Baby wipes.
Machka is offline  
Old 09-21-18, 04:27 AM
  #11  
GrainBrain
Senior Member
 
GrainBrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Central Io-way
Posts: 2,037

Bikes: LeMond Zurich, Giant Talon 29er

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1050 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 250 Posts
Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Municipal lawn sprinkler & free newspaper
Choked on my coffee this morning laughing

​​​​​​
GrainBrain is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
miya310
Bicycle Mechanics
4
12-20-15 05:47 PM
arfer1
Touring
52
09-20-14 04:32 AM
Germanicus
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
5
05-25-11 11:44 PM
nijotak
Road Cycling
15
03-04-11 08:52 AM
Beerslinger
Bicycle Mechanics
9
06-07-10 08:18 AM

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 - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.