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Old 11-12-18, 08:52 PM
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Stuff on bike

Crank bro multitool, kmc quick links
air-pump, tubeless repair, Stan sealant
couple patches, tums, ID/med card
TP, keys, lip balm,$5
2 bottles water

on me, cell ph, snacks

Ride desert N of Palm Springs
sometimex no cell service

Thinking should add a tube? (1 or 2 ?)


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Originally Posted by bogydave View Post

Thinking should add a tube? (1 or 2 ?)


Well, if you're tubeless, I was wondering why I see tube patched in the bottom of the plastic box. You already have the tubeless repair kit. But if you're going to carry a tube(s) then I guess maybe the tube patches make sense.

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No bandages?
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post



Well, if you're tubeless, I was wondering why I see tube patched in the bottom of the plastic box. You already have the tubeless repair kit. But if you're going to carry a tube(s) then I guess maybe the tube patches make sense.

Dan
Since I got here
Got in 60 miles & forgot to put in a tube
(stored in fridge )
Didnt need, didn’t know I forgot till was going thru “stuff on bike”.
Now wondering if I need to carry one.

left a couple patches in, have read can
patch inside of a tubeless

knowing no tube, now nervous

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Old 11-12-18, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
No bandages?
no
couple large patch bandaids a good idea

What you you carry?
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Old 11-13-18, 12:45 AM
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What about snake bite?
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Old 11-13-18, 05:54 AM
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Stuff on bike
Originally Posted by bogydave View Post
Crank bro multitool, kmc quick links
air-pump, tubeless repair, Stan sealant
couple patches, tums, ID/med card
TP, keys, lip balm,$5
2 bottles water

on me, cell ph, snacks

Ride desert N of Palm Springs
sometimex no cell service

Thinking should add a tube? (1 or 2 ?)
Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
Well, if you're tubeless, I was wondering why I see tube patched in the bottom of the plastic box. You already have the tubeless repair kit…
Originally Posted by wingless View Post
No bandages?
Originally Posted by KLiNCK View Post
What about snake bite?
When I first read @KLiNCK ‘s post (as a Northeastern urban cyclist) I ed until I re-read that the OP rides in the desert, .

I once replied to this thread on the A&S Forum, “
Bicycling or not, what items do you take with you that you never leave home without?”:
Originally Posted by powerhouse View Post
Whether you are on a bicycle ride or not, what items do you always bring with you or 'never leave home without? The list can be surprising. I'll start…
Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
Don't a lot of these things go without saying for the vast majority of people? Clothing (a jacket is clothing, too), footwear, keys, money, ID, cell phone etc.

It's probably more interesting to ask what non-standard things do people always have with them…It could also be interesting to ask which typically standard things do people usually NOT carry?.
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I have a flat mesh black bag, about 8 x 6 x 3 inches I call my “clutch bag” with some of my non-standard items I take everywhere, including bike rides:


  1. Nailclipper, I hate hangnails
  2. Callus cushions and tape for a callus over my fourth right metatarsal bone; occasionally hurts walking or pedaling
  3. Extra pair of eyeglasses with lens wipes and lens cleaner because I am so nearsighted. I was in a couple of bike crashes, and glasses got bent.
  4. Mints for dry mouth
  5. Hairbrush especially for helmet hair. I wear gel, and HH easily brushes out
  6. I used to compulsively carry Chapstick after one windy ride long ago, but gave it up after a few years
Washington PostSunday, December 14, 2008

Let's make a list of the important things you need before walking out the door: Wallet: Check. Cellphone: Check. Keys: Check. Lip balm?
You slap your back pocket. Nope. Rummage through your bag. Nada. Search the bedside table. Negative.

This is a problem. A huge, paralyzing problem. You are a lip balm addict, after all. And you are not alone.Countless Facebook groups are dedicated to the "crackstick" in all its varieties: ChapStick, Blistex, Burt's Bees, Carmex. Any lip lubricant that comes in a tube or a tub.

There are online quizzes that measure how addicted you are to ChapStick. (Question: When you are wearing only a bathing suit, do you have ChapStick on you at all times?)


And there is a self-help Web site, Lip Balm Anonymous (Lip Balm Anonymous), dedicated to helping lip balm addicts.
Also, for cycling or otherwise, I wear a backpack with space for lightweight extra clothes for temperature variations, to put on or remove (since I ride a carbon fiber bike).

Yesterday I left for my 14 mile one-way commute and rode 2.5 miles until I realized I left home without it. The clutch bag fits in my always-attached seat bag (or into the backpack when not riding).

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Old 11-13-18, 06:24 AM
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People that carry NOTHING amaze me. They are also the reason that I have stopped countless times to help them. And yes I have a mini bike shop in my trunk pack. I dont like to walk home.
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Cell phone: are today's cell phones connected by satellite by phone? If you ride solo or near solo and need immediate medical attention, what is your plan B?

At REI, there's a device called SPOT. That's a Plan B.

https://www.rei.com/product/860469/s...-gps-messenger
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Old 11-13-18, 07:53 AM
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Add a tire boot and a couple of tubes. If you slash a side wall, or get a hole you can't plug, you got the stuff you need to continue riding. Or at least get home.
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Old 11-13-18, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by bogydave View Post
tums
Reasoning?

I carry two Benadryl. I think at some point I was afraid of getting stung by a bee and put them in my saddle bag.


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Old 11-13-18, 08:26 AM
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Oh man! Once you start asking that question you are DOOMED by the answers you are going to get. No matter how much stuff that you carry with you, somebody will always convince you there is something else that you won't survive if you don't have.

For the kind of riding that I do (day rides, supported tours) all that I carry with me is the stuff that I need to fix one flat tire. I'm typing this from home so I've obviously always found a way to get back.
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You've got it all wrong. This is what you need:

One forty-five caliber automatic
Two boxes of ammunition
Four days' concentrated emergency rations
One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine,
vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills
One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible
One hundred dollars in rubles
One hundred dollars in gold
Nine packs of chewing gum
One issue of prophylactics
Three lipsticks

Three pair of nylon stockings.
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Originally Posted by bogydave View Post
…tums…
Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Reasoning?...
Not to reply for the OP, @bogydave, but I once rode with an experienced, senior cyclist:
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…Saturday we rode MASSBIKE an organized family cycling event. …Got to about 27 miles and I started having leg cramps. Stopped and bought some Tums for the calcium, which helped some, but I really felt sluggish...
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
Add a tire boot and a couple of tubes. If you slash a side wall, or get a hole you can't plug, you got the stuff you need to continue riding. Or at least get home.
Of course you can always use a paper money bill temporarily. I've ridden scores of miles with one.

I've even been told by a bike mechanic you can use leaves, though hard to find in the desert, I imagine.
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Not to reply for the OP, @bogydave, but I once rode with an experienced, senior cyclist:
OK, cramps. Thanks. I forgot about that.

I picked up some HotShot during a half off promotion when it was first introduced. I rarely cramp but it did come in handy once and very effective.

http://www.teamhotshot.com/


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Never knew about SPOT -- interesting stuff! A good alternative/back up to just carrying a cell phone.
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Being that prepared for repairs, I'd add a couple of zip ties and/or a bit of gorilla tape. I like to have something with a blade also - key ring knife or small multi-tool.
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Originally Posted by KLiNCK View Post
What about snake bite?

No snakes in Alaska, &
yet to see a snake here in SoCal winter.
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Being that prepared for repairs, I'd add a couple of zip ties and/or a bit of gorilla tape. I like to have something with a blade also - key ring knife or small multi-tool.
hey, I too have zip ties,
(Thanks for reminding me)
in the outside pocket &
pink duct tape around the multi tool case .


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Tube for tubeless

I put a tube in
thoughts are : mini pump may not move enough air
to seal to rim &/or un-sealable hole.

+, makes me feel better having one
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
You've got it all wrong. This is what you need:

One forty-five caliber automatic
Two boxes of ammunition
Four days' concentrated emergency rations
One drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine,
vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills
One miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible
One hundred dollars in rubles
One hundred dollars in gold
Nine packs of chewing gum
One issue of prophylactics
Three lipsticks

Three pair of nylon stockings.
What!? No cigarettes and chocolate bars?.
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Man I'd love to be riding in that area, Palm Springs is about the only part of CA I'd like to live these days. I'd add some energy chews or gels to the kit if you're not already carrying some.
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1 pair of clean undies & mortar.
Should you experience an unfortunate emergency event, those two items become essentials.

​​​​​​​Especially after crapping out bricks.
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