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Where do you carry tubes and CO2?

Old 04-23-17, 06:58 PM
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CX has its own jar in one of the cages because it has uniquely sized tubes (40mm tires)
FG has its own bag because it requires a wrench (no qr). It was a gift, and included CO2, which I have never used. Mini pump goes in my center jersey pocket.
The other two bikes share a saddle bag. Because they are the bikes I take long rides on, that bag contains a small tube of sunscreen as well as the usual.
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Patch kit + spare tube + levers + zip ties + surgical gloves go in small seat bag. Pump on frame, but I should really get a smaller one.

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Old 04-28-17, 05:39 PM
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do you REALLY want to know where I carry tubes and CO2?

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Old 04-28-17, 07:33 PM
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Tire, not tube, strapped to the back of the seat and / or in my back pockets.

No CO2

Real men use pumps and real real men use ancient Silca pumps even though they suck compared to zefals.
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Originally Posted by cadillacmike68 View Post
Tire, not tube, strapped to the back of the seat and / or in my back pockets.

No CO2

Real men use pumps and real real men use ancient Silca pumps even though they suck compared to zefals.
In your opinion real men engage in copulation with each other too...
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Old 04-28-17, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by LiquorLad View Post
In your opinion real men engage in copulation with each other too...
Mods, Can something be done about this unwarranted and completely inappropriate juvenile post?

I think this poser got to the keyboard without his mama's supervision.

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Old 04-29-17, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
small seat bag.

Put a tube 2 Co2 cartridges, tire iron, patch kit, mini tool and tire boot in it, and you don't have to worry about it.

In a jersey pocket, you've got to grab the stuff every ride.
This ^^^^^ 'Cept I go with 1 cartridge and an inconspicuous frame pump.




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Old 04-29-17, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Do you forget your helmet? Well then, don't worry, you won't forget your jersey pocket pack either. You would be too comfortable without it to get very far. Ask me how I know.
This time of year I need the jersey pocket space to stow clothing as the day warms up. I also ride in remote areas, often at distances of 75+ miles. I like to carry food for that and again need the jersey pocket space.

I'll be riding up part-way around this in an hour, but I'm waiting for the sun to come up and the temp to exceed freezing.


...And, why not carry a seat bag? What's the big deal? It can't be about looking pro because pros often use a seat bag on training rides.
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I drive the route ahead of time and stash them where I expect to flat.
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Old 04-29-17, 01:12 PM
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Does anyone store stuff in the seat tube? I've thought about putting a few replacement spokes in there..
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Does anyone store stuff in the seat tube? I've thought about putting a few replacement spokes in there..
I keep a hot dog in there in case I get hungry.
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Old 04-29-17, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Does anyone store stuff in the seat tube? I've thought about putting a few replacement spokes in there..
Go ahead, If you like a nice rattling sound when you ride.

What, your wheels can't take a broken spoke or two? I've gotten back with 2 and 3 broken spokes, on the rear wheel. Just had to ride easy, which is pretty much the norm for me on my way back nowadays.

Of course I have a 36H cross 3 lacing; some so-called "modern" wheel & spoke arrangements can't take a single broken spoke. That's one reason I'm staying with this one until I can no longer ride.
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Old 04-29-17, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cadillacmike68 View Post
Go ahead, If you like a nice rattling sound when you ride.

What, your wheels can't take a broken spoke or two? I've gotten back with 2 and 3 broken spokes, on the rear wheel. Just had to ride easy, which is pretty much the norm for me on my way back nowadays.

Of course I have a 36H cross 3 lacing; some so-called "modern" wheel & spoke arrangements can't take a single broken spoke. That's one reason I'm staying with this one until I can no longer ride.
Never had a broken spoke. Though I suppose I could consider sacrificing out a lighter weight 17/21-spoke wheelset for a pair of 36, just for that .1% chance of a ride where I might break a spoke. Seems easier to drop a spoke or two down in the seat tube though.. a little bubble wrap taped around them probably would suffice to avoid rattling.
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Old 04-29-17, 05:24 PM
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^^ If you break a derailleur side rear spoke, then you also have to contend with getting the freewheel or cassette off. I don't know about the newer ones, but with my Oros it means a big a$$es crescent wrench, plus the removal tool to get it off. You would also need to carry the wrench to get your seat post off.

I could carry my entire tool kit in a rucksack on my back, that would allow me to deal with everything except a broken wheel or bent frame. But it would also detract from the ride enjoyment. So one needs to strike a balance. Flats are the most common problem, broken spokes will not keep me from getting back. Tires are light and foldable, spokes are not (foldable that is they are light).
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Old 04-29-17, 05:40 PM
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During the year when I don't carry water, or just one bottle, this thing:


In the summer, when I'm carrying two water bottles, this thing:
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After seeing all of the posts with "Arundel Dual" in them, I decided to give that a shot-- and it's only been on the bike for one ride, but I get it. Holds everything I need it to hold, and it's very unobtrusive. I was a big fan of the QR on my Lezyne bag... until the QR mechanism developed play in it, and the bag would audibly clickity-click from side to side all day long.

Arundel Dual: Approved.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
After seeing all of the posts with "Arundel Dual" in them, I decided to give that a shot-- and it's only been on the bike for one ride, but I get it. Holds everything I need it to hold, and it's very unobtrusive. I was a big fan of the QR on my Lezyne bag... until the QR mechanism developed play in it, and the bag would audibly clickity-click from side to side all day long.

Arundel Dual: Approved.
Yeah, I've got a Dual and I like it. I have it cinched up tight and it's like part of the saddle instead of a separate thing flopping around underneath the saddle.
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I carry a tube, tire levers, a 4 tip screw driver, 3 hex wrenches and a mini pump in an under the saddle bag.
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