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Where do you carry tubes and CO2?

Old 04-19-17, 01:25 PM
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Where do you carry tubes and CO2?

Do you all prefer to carry extra tubes in a bag attached to the seat or in a back pocket of your jersey?
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Old 04-19-17, 01:26 PM
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Jersey pocket.
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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.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Jersey pocket.
You just don't want to add it in your bike weight.
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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.

I've also seen nice bottle cage storage solutions. Makes for a cleaner look, but if you plan on riding long enough to need 2 bottles it becomes less useful.
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I used to carry it under the saddle, but I found myself buying extras for each bike. Not to mention, the bag would interfere with whatever gadget I had on the seatpost (light, Varia, Fly6)

Recently, I found a small mesh bag about the size of a jersey pocket and tuck everything in there. So no matter which bike I'm on, I just slip it into my middle pocket and I have all my stuff with plenty of free space on the seatpost. The other two jersey pockets are free for other things.
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Old 04-19-17, 01:49 PM
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And yes, it makes your bike lighter too
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@PepeM has a nice bike purse that would work. Would love his input on this.
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Originally Posted by gsindela View Post
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The Arundel Dual Holds 2 tubes, 2 tire levers, and a multi-tool. Lezyne pump is Velcro-ed to the frame bottle cage. Prefer to keep my pockets free for comfort and other layers depending on the weather.

If you're carrying CO2 and not a pump, better be sure you know how to use it!

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Bike stuff goes on the bike. Rider stuff stays with the rider. It's easier that way.

Water bottles are the obvious exception.
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Since we're talking saddle bags in here, anyone find any difference between bag shapes? The Arundel bag linked here is a taller, skinnier bag, whereas the one I use is a wider, shorter bag. The reason I like mine is it doesn't move around under the saddle. I imagine the taller ones might flop around a bit more, but I don't know that. I do have one that is more tall, and it has an additional strap that goes around the seatpost. That one is the most secure of my bags, but it's bulkier and not as tidy as the wider one I use primarily. BTW, I don't have any issues with the wider one rubbing on my thighs, but could see how if it was much bigger, that would be an issue.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
@PepeM has a nice bike purse that would work. Would love his input on this.
Right. Tubes (two of them) go in the saddle bag:



CO2, inflator, multi-tool, chain breaker, extra chain links, money, latex gloves, and tire levers go in the small bike purse:



During the winter, stuff like food, extra gloves/warmers, phone, mini pump, the small bike purse, and other assorted items go in the big bike purse:



Hope this helps.
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Since we're talking saddle bags in here, anyone find any difference between bag shapes? The Arundel bag linked here is a taller, skinnier bag, whereas the one I use is a wider, shorter bag. The reason I like mine is it doesn't move around under the saddle. I imagine the taller ones might flop around a bit more, but I don't know that. I do have one that is more tall, and it has an additional strap that goes around the seatpost. That one is the most secure of my bags, but it's bulkier and not as tidy as the wider one I use primarily. BTW, I don't have any issues with the wider one rubbing on my thighs, but could see how if it was much bigger, that would be an issue.
I have fat thighs and a minimalist saddle so a wider saddlebag actually flops around more by being contacted by my thighs. The Arundel tucks up nice and high in between the saddle rails. As far as I can tell, it doesn't flop at all.
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Bike purse is easier than reassembling everything each ride, but you still have to remember to grab it.


Easier for me if its always on the bike.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Bike purse is easier than reassembling everything each ride, but you still have to remember to grab it.


Easier for me if its always on the bike.
That's why he picked such a hideous design. Can't miss it on the way out the door.
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I have fat thighs and a minimalist saddle so a wider saddlebag actually flops around more by being contacted by my thighs. The Arundel tucks up nice and high in between the saddle rails. As far as I can tell, it doesn't flop at all.
Good. You don't want anything flopping around between your thighs. That could get awkward.
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Originally Posted by cthenn View Post
Since we're talking saddle bags in here, anyone find any difference between bag shapes? The Arundel bag linked here is a taller, skinnier bag, whereas the one I use is a wider, shorter bag. The reason I like mine is it doesn't move around under the saddle. I imagine the taller ones might flop around a bit more, but I don't know that. I do have one that is more tall, and it has an additional strap that goes around the seatpost. That one is the most secure of my bags, but it's bulkier and not as tidy as the wider one I use primarily. BTW, I don't have any issues with the wider one rubbing on my thighs, but could see how if it was much bigger, that would be an issue.
The Dual is the perfect shape for a tube that is rolled up in a natural oval shape, and it does not flop around on my bike at all.
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What, no poll?

I used to use a small seat bag, but now use a ziploc bag in middle jersey pocket. It's really personal preference, each has pros/cons.
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Originally Posted by gsindela View Post
The Arundel Dual Holds 2 tubes, 2 tire levers, and a multi-tool. Lezyne pump is Velcro-ed to the frame bottle cage. Prefer to keep my pockets free for comfort and other layers depending on the weather.

If you're carrying CO2 and not a pump, better be sure you know how to use it!
+2. I actually fit a bit more than you even. Add to the two tubes and multi-tool, I also get 2 CO2 cartridges and an inflator, a pair of nitrile gloves, 2 KMC Missing links, a couple tire patches, and a tire lever.
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Here we go again. If you have access to an amenities kit such as given out in 1st and Business Classes of overseas airline flights, I highly recommend those for keeping your ride maintenance kit in your back jersey pocket. I used to travel in Business Class a lot and have several of them. If you don't, try to find a friend or work colleague who does or who can get you one. They are perfect for the job. I carry so much stuff in mine, it is too much to list here given my outrageous lazinenss.
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After having some Ziplocs fail on a wet day, everything I want to keep dry goes in a small dry bag...in the middle jersey pocket. Stuff that can get wet goes in the saddle bag.
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